With Another South Hills Win, Democrats Continue To Redraw Map
April 3, 2019
State Senator-elect Pam Iovino’s Tuesday-night special election win over Republican D. Raja won’t attract the same attention Conor Lamb’s did when he was elected to Congress last year.
But both Democrats triumphed in the southern and western suburbs of Pittsburgh, prevailing over Republican attacks based heavily on national issues.
And both were working from a similar script — one that cast a military veteran as a pragmatic standard-bearer — while campaigning with support from a coalition of unions and grassroots groups opposed to President Donald Trump.
“This is a well-oiled machine,” said Darrin Kelly, who heads the Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council, hours before Iovino posted a 52-to-48 percent win in a race decided by over 2,500 votes…