Rep. Scott Perry bucks national trend and wins in close race against George Scott

(New Cumberland) –Voters are sending Republican Congressman Scott Perry, R-10, back to Washington for a fourth-term.  It’s the narrowest victory in Perry’s political career, thanks largely to the state’s new district map. Republicans won the other close congressional contests as well in the 1st, 11th and 16th districts.

Perry won re-election against Democratic challenger George Scott in one of Pennsylvania’s most closely-watched races. In the first election since Pennsylvania’s congressional districts were redrawn, Perry faced a greater challenge than in his three previous bids for U.S. representative.

Perry won previous races by 20 to 50 points. This time, he won by two — over Democrat George Scott.  Perry and Scott live several miles apart in York County, where Perry’s margin of victory was widest.