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Prosecutor, college professor compete for state Senate seat


Added 01-14-20 05:03:01am EST - “Voters in a south-central Pennsylvania legislative district will pick a new state senator in a special election Tuesday.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Prosecutor, college professor compete for state Senate seat”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Voters in a south-central Pennsylvania legislative district will pick a new state senator in a special election Tuesday.

Lebanon Valley College history professor Michael Schroeder, a Democrat, is competing against Lebanon County District Attorney David Arnold, a Republican.

The winner will replace Mike Folmer, a four-term Republican who resigned in September after being arrested on charges of possessing child pornography.

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The district leans heavily Republican. The outcome of the special election will not change the power balance in the 50-seat Senate, since Republicans hold a 27-21 majority, with one independent who caucuses with Republicans.

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