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Making history: Braddock Mayor Fetterman upsets Lt. Gov. Stack

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Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, seen here April 14, 2016, won the five-way Democratic Party primary race for lieutenant governor Tuesday, beating incumbent Mike Stack.
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Scott Wagner acknowledges supporters in York on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, after winning the Republican gubernatorial nomination.
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Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor Scott Wagner, left, hands off campaign signs as he arrives at a polling station Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Springfield, Pa.
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Jack Wagner, father of candidate Scott Wagner, interacts with supporter Melissa Melott during the Republican primary gubernatorial night watch party for Scott Wagner at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in York, Pa., Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Braddock Mayor John Fetterman won a five-way Democratic Party primary race for lieutenant governor — and made political history.

The victory means he will run on a ticket with Gov. Tom Wolf in the fall. He vanquished Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, a former Philadelphia state senator, who became the first sitting lieutenant governor to lose a primary.

Stack has had a chilly relationship with Wolf, and Wolf never endorsed Stack and rarely, if ever, appeared in public with him. Wolf left Stack to fend for himself after he stripped Stack of state police protection amid complaints over how Stack and his wife treated state employees, including state police troopers.

Jeff Bartos, a real estate investor from suburban Philadelphia, beat three other candidates to win the Republican nomination.

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