Democratic Rep. Susan Wild wins reelection in Pennsylvania

Democratic Rep. Susan Wild wins reelection in Pennsylvania

Rep. Susan WildSusan WildHouse Democrats push Biden's Pentagon pick on civilian control of military Democratic Women's Caucus members split endorsements for House campaign chief Democratic Rep. Susan Wild wins reelection in Pennsylvania 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.


The race was competitive, as former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene referred to Parkland school shooting as 'false flag' event on Facebook Senators vet Mayorkas to take lead at DHS CNN poll: Melania Trump leaving office as least popular first lady ever MORE won the district over President TrumpDonald TrumpLil Wayne gets 11th hour Trump pardon Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Trump expected to pardon Bannon: reports 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 Dent22 retired GOP members of Congress call for Trump's impeachment Seven Senate races to watch in 2022 The magnificent moderation of Susan Collins 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.