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Conservative Scott Perry wins reelection in Pennsylvania's 10th District

Conservative Scott Perry wins reelection in Pennsylvania's 10th District
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GOP Rep. Scott PerryScott Gordon PerryDemocrats to levy fines on maskless lawmakers on House floor Growing number of lawmakers test positive for COVID-19 after Capitol siege New Jersey Democrat thinks she contracted coronavirus during Capitol siege MORE has won reelection to Pennsylvania's 10th District, hanging on to his seat in a key battleground state despite the race tightening during the closing stretch of the campaign.

Perry, a member of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, beat back a competitive challenge from Democratic congressional candidate George Scott, a pastor and Army veteran.

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One the eve of the midterms, the Cook Political Report shifted the race from “lean Republican” to a “toss-up.”

The district heavily favored President TrumpDonald TrumpFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Section 230 worked after the insurrection, but not before: How to regulate social media MORE in 2016, but grew less conservative after court-ordered redistricting, putting the seat in reach for Democrats and prompting former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMissouri woman seen with Pelosi sign charged in connection with Capitol riots Facebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP MORE to come stump for Scott on the campaign trail.

But Perry had picked up a late and highly-coveted endorsement from Trump last Friday, likely giving him a boost.

Perry, a helicopter pilot in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard who fought in the Iraq War, came to Congress in 2013, after serving in the state House of Representatives.