Updated Nov 8, 2022, 11:47pm EST
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Democrat Josh Shapiro has been elected governor of Pennsylvania

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Josh Shapiro has been elected governor of Pennsylvania, retaining a Democratic leadership in the state for a third consecutive term, according to projections from multiple outlets.

Democratic candidate for Governor and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
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Shapiro held a wide lead over Mastriano throughout the campaign, according to polling data from FiveThirtyEight. Mastriano, who previously served as a Pennsylvania senator, has aligned himself with former President Donald Trump.

The Republican candidate, who has consistently dodged interactions with the press and chartered buses to the Jan. 6 insurrection, had an underfunded campaign throughout the election. Shapiro, the state’s attorney general, won over some Republican supporters through his campaign.