Sen. Hillary Clinton grabbed the win in the Pennsylvania Primary in the closely contested Democratic Race, while Chris Hackett was chosen as the GOP candidate to run against Democrat and incumbent Chris Carney for the 10th Congressional seat.


 Sen. Hillary Clinton grabbed the win in the Pennsylvania Primary in the closely contested Democratic Race, while Chris Hackett was chosen as the GOP candidate to run against Democrat and incumbent Chris Carney for the 10th Congressional seat.

Clinton won the state with 54.6 percent of the unofficial vote tally over Sen. Barack Obama. In Pike County, Clinton won in all but two voting districts — Lehman 1 and 2 — with a total of 3,620 to 2,550 over Obama. In Wayne County, Clinton grabbed  62.08 percent or 3,261 votes to Obama’s 37.37 percent or 1,963 votes. Clinton won in all but four districts Damascus 1, Dyberry, Honesdale 5 and Prompton.

For the GOP race for the White House, John McCain, who already has won enough delegates to win the Republican nomination won with 3,757 votes in Wayne. Ron Paul came in third with 586 votes behind Mike Huckabee who grabbed 632, despite the fact he has already withdrawn from the race. In Pike, McCain received 2,422 votes with Paul grabbing second with 402 and Huckabee claiming 246 votes.

Across the State, McCain won with 576,088 votes followed by Paul with 125,810 and Huckabee with 90,002 votes.

In the 10th Congressional race, where the GOP wants to reclaim a seat it once held, Carney ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination while the GOP candidates Chris Hackett and Dan Meuser slugged it out with Hackett skimming a close victory. Hackett finished with 33,760 votes over Meuser’s 30,777. Meuser won more votes in Pike with 1,512 over Hackett’s 1,485 while Hackett won in Wayne with 2,729 votes, over Meuser’s 2,343.

The only other contested race was for State Treasurer where four Democrats were vying for the nomination while Tom Ellis ran unopposed for the GOP nod. Robert McCord was the top voter getter for the Democrats with 767,726, followed by John F. Cordisco (461,688), Jennifer L. Mann (420,211) and Dennis Morrison-Wesley (115,796).

In Pike County, Mann drew more then twice the votes of either of the next two candidates with 2,140 votes. Cordisco came in second with 976 followed by McCord with 971. Dennis Morrison-Wesley finished with 247. In Wayne, Mann was also the top vote getter in a closer race. Mann drew 1,713 votes followed by McCord with 1,371. Cordisco was next with 695 and Dennis Morrison-Wesley drew 205 votes.

Mike Peifer is running unopposed for the 139th State Representative seat. Peifer is completing his first term in the seat after replacing Jerry Birmelin who retired two years ago.

In the 189th seat covering Delaware 1 and 2, Dingman 1, Lehman 1 and 2 and Porter in Pike County, incumbent John Siptroth was unopposed in his bid for the Democratic nod and will face John Sivick who was unopposed on the GOP ticket.