John Fetterman wins nomination, ousting incumbent Lt. Governor Mike Stack

Written by Associated Press | May 16, 2018 3:37 AM

Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, a Central York High School graduate, failed in a 2016 bid for the U.S. Senate. But he just won a five-way race for the Democratic Party's lieutenant governor nomination. (Paul Kuehnel, York Daily Record)

(Undated) -- Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor has become the first holder of the office to lose in a primary election.

John Fetterman won the five-way Democratic Party primary race for lieutenant governor Tuesday, beating incumbent Mike Stack.

The Braddock mayor's victory means he will run on a ticket with Gov. Tom Wolf in the fall. Pennsylvania first started allowing lieutenant governors to serve a second term in the 1970s.

Fetterman had made a failed bid in 2016 for the U.S. Senate.

Stack, a former Philadelphia state senator, has had a chilly relationship with Wolf in their first term together.

Wolf last year ordered an investigation into the treatment of state employees by Stack and his wife and stripped Stack of state police protection.

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