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 PerryConservatives ask Barr to lay out Trump's rationale for census question Pennsylvania state official launches Democratic challenge to GOP rep in district carried by Trump Lawmakers push to block pay raises for members of Congress 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 John TrumpCNN's Camerota clashes with Trump's immigration head over president's tweet LA Times editorial board labels Trump 'Bigot-in-Chief' Trump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates 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 BidenTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Biden pitches new subsidies, public option in health care plan The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke 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.