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Conklin Leads, But Lt. Gov. Race Still Too Close To Call

by on May 19, 2010 5:44 AM

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Centre Countian Scott Conklin has a nearly 5,000-vote lead over rival Jonathan Saidel, of Philadelphia, for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor. 

Conklin has 35.4 percent of the vote statewide; Saidel, 34.9 percent; and Doris Smith-Ribner, of Philadelphia, 29.8 percent.

But as of 5:38 a.m., votes in 75 of the 9,236 precincts statewide had yet to be counted, according to a tally on the Pennsylvania Department of State website.

The Conklin campaign is withholding comment until the count is complete. will continue to post updates.

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Terry Casey is a former managing editor of He can be reached at [email protected]
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