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Dems pick York native Fetterman for lieutenant governor nod

York Dispatch
Braddock Mayor and Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman during the democratic debate for three contested Democratic primary races hosted by the York County Young Democrats at Marketview Arts in York City, Thursday, April 26, 2018. Dawn J. Sagert photo

John Fetterman has won a five-way Democratic Party primary race for lieutenant governor, making Lt. Gov. Mike Stack the first holder of the office to lose in a primary election.

The Braddock mayor's victory in Tuesday's primary election 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, a York native, 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.