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Mastriano concedes race for governor

Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano, his wife Rebecca Mastriano, left, and running mate Carrie Lewis DelRosso, right, hold hands high on stage with supporters during his election night campaign gathering at the Penn Harris Hotel in Camp Hill. Democrat Josh Shapiro won the race for governor of Pennsylvania. Associated Press

Republican candidate for governor Doug Mastriano conceded the race to opponent Josh Shapiro early Monday.

“The results of the 2022 midterm elections are not what we hoped, prayed, and fought so hard for, and yet there is so much for which I am grateful,” Mastriano said in his official statement on Twitter. “We gave this race everything we had to give. I’m profoundly grateful to my wife, Rebbie, who stood by my side and kept me strong and grounded every step of the way. I’m indebted to my team, which gave everything it had and asked what more it could give. I owe them more than I can ever repay.”

“Difficult to accept as the results are, there is no right course but to concede, which I do, and I look to the challenges ahead. Josh Shapiro will be our next governor, and I ask everyone to give him the opportunity to lead and pray that he leads well.”

The Associated Press declared Democrat Josh Shapiro the winner of the Pennsylvania governor race shortly after midnight on election night.

According to the Department of State, Shapiro received 39,759 votes in Butler County and 2,362,458 statewide. Mastriano received 51,365 in Butler County and 1,881,233 in the state.

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