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Democratic Rep. Susan Wild wins reelection in Pennsylvania

Democratic Rep. Susan Wild wins reelection in Pennsylvania

Rep. Susan WildSusan WildTime to prioritize the mental health of our frontline health care heroes Ambitious House lawmakers look for promotions House Democrats push Biden's Pentagon pick on civilian control of military MORE (D-Pa.) on Friday was projected to win reelection in the race to represent Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District, defeating Republican Lisa Scheller.

The Associated Press called the race at 12:09 p.m. EST.

The 63-year-old Democrat successfully defended her seat from Scheller in the first congressional race between two Jewish women. Wild’s challenger painted her as “Socialist Susan” and campaigned to end sanctuary city funding and stand against the Green New Deal, which Wild declined to support.

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The race was competitive, as former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe curious case of the COVID-19 origin Harris headlining Asian American Democratic PAC's summit Congress won't end the wars, so states must MORE won the district over President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP-led Maricopa County board decries election recount a 'sham' Analysis: Arpaio immigration patrol lawsuit to cost Arizona county at least 2 million Conservatives launch 'anti-cancel culture' advocacy organization MORE in 2016 by 1 percentage point.

Wild has served one term in the House as the first representative of the district after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered redistricting due to gerrymandering. She was elected in 2018 to fill the seat left vacant when former Rep. Charlie DentCharles (Charlie) Wieder DentThe Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Influential Republicans threaten to form new party Loyalty trumps policy in Stefanik's rise, Cheney's fall MORE (R-Pa.) retired.

She became the only Jewish Pennsylvanian to hold federal office and the first woman to represent the Lehigh Valley in the district that includes Allentown, Pa., the state’s third largest city.