CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster won by a nearly 2-to-1 margin over Democratic challenger Tony Barr among Franklin County voters Tuesday, according to incomplete and unofficial results from the Franklin County Election Board.
Shuster, the incumbent Republican, tallied 65 percent of the vote to 35 percent for Barr, a special education teacher from Claysburg, Pa., who won the Democratic nomination as a write-in candidate.
With 74 of 74 precincts reporting in Franklin County, Shuster received 27,548 votes, while Barr received 15,191.
The congressman said he is eager to return to Washington, D.C., to represent the district, albeit as a member of the minority rather than the majority part in the House.
"Even in the minority party, I believe I can be effective representing the people of the Ninth District," Shuster said Tuesday night. "I'm not going to enjoy the fact that I'm in the minority," he added.