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Update - Kauffman holds big lead in Pa. 89th District

November 08, 2006|by DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Incumbent Republican Rob Kauffman easily won re-election to a second two-year term representing the 89th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Tuesday's election, according to complete but unofficial results from the Franklin Election Board.

Kauffman, 32, had 71 percent of the vote to 29 percent for the 28-year-old Democratic challenger, Andrew Alosi, a manager at the Cornell Abraxas Day Treatment Program making his first foray into elective politics.

Kauffman received 11,699 votes, while Alosi received 4,718.

In complete but unofficial returns from Cumberland County, Kauffman was leading Alosi with 1,775 votes to 1,095.

In a district with about 38,000 registered voters, Republicans outnumber Democrats 21,432 to 12,355 with about 5,000 people registered as independents or with small parties.

The 89th District includes the boroughs of Chambersburg, Shippensburg and Orrstown; Greene, Letterkenny, Lurgan and Southampton townships and part of Guilford Township in Franklin County and six precincts in Cumberland County.

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Pennsylvania State Senate District 30

John Eichelberger Jr. (R) 44,720

Greg Morris (D) 26,540

With 209 of 209 precincts reporting

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