State Rep. Fred Keller, a Republican, elected to fill vacant U.S. House seat
Voters went to the polls Tuesday for a special election in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District. The seat has been vacant since January, when Republican Tom Marino resigned to enter the private sector. There was no primary, as state Rep. Fred Keller (R) and professor Marc Friedenberg (D) were chosen as the nominees by their respective state parties.
It’s a precarious moment for the abortion rights movement, which must grapple with determining how to divide its resources and money during the biggest political fight of its life since the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion.