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Results (unofficial): President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. Obama won Pennsylvania, gaining the state's 20 electoral votes. In Pennsylvania's 2012 race for U.S. Senate, incumbent Bob Casey Jr. (D-Scranton) defeated Tom Smith (R-Shelocta). In the races for three state offices: Incumbent Tim Murphy will remain the U.S. representative of the 18th congressional district. Click here for other races affecting our area.
A roundup of the Pennsylvania primary election results.
The results are in! Here are some of the primary election results that affect your area: Romney Wins PA Primary Critz and Rothfus Will Compete in New 12th Congressional District D. Raja Wins GOP Nod in 37th District Unofficial Results Show Murphy Wins Congressional Race Maher Wins GOP Nomination for Auditor General Incumbent Mike Doyle Wins Democratic Nomination for Congressional Seat WATCH: Molchany Declares Victory in 22nd District Democratic Race Reactions: Schmotzer Beats Cratsley in 22nd District's Special Election Doyle, Markosek to Face Off in November Incumbent Rep. Metcalfe Moves on to General Election With No Challenger Nick Kotik Holds Off Challenger in State House Race 2012 Primary Election Results Follow Peters Patch on …