Winners & Losers

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers

Who’s up and who’s down this week?

Pennsylvania’s primary season was nothing short of fiery. The most recent developments could easily be a verse written by Billy Joel himself. 

Trump joins Oz to stump, Barnette squanders polling bump, 

Fetterman recovers from a stroke, Mastriano calls out the woke

Shapiro’s COVID positive, mail-in ballots deposited,

Senate leads to recount vote, Barletta just a footnote. 

Post-primary, there are plenty of Winners & Losers to work with. Here’s our latest update on who’s up and who’s down in the commonwealth.

Scroll down for more of this week’s winners and losers!


Doug Mastriano -

Not only did state Sen. Doug Mastriano win the Republican nomination for governor, but he easily fended off attempts from fellow Republicans to halt his campaign in its tracks. Is Mastriano controversial? Absolutely. But there’s no denying the magnitude of his primary win.

Chellie Cameron -

Chellie Cameron is about to fly into a new gig. The current Philadelphia International Airport CEO is set to take over as the new president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia on July 11, replacing the chamber’s current leader, Rob Wonderling. Cameron told The Philadelphia Tribune that she plans to immediately engage with the chamber’s members to ensure that they’re getting value for their membership.


Conor Lamb -

One Democrat did exceptionally well in the state’s Democratic primary, but it wasn’t U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb. According to unofficial results, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman bested Lamb, receiving more than double the number of votes that Lamb received. It sure wasn’t the Lamb slide victory that the congressman was hoping for.

Stan Saylor -

Down go the powerful. State Rep. Stan Saylor, chair of the House Appropriations Committee and one of the state’s chief budget negotiators, lost his reelection bid in May, in a shocking result that demonstrated GOP frustration with the status quo in Harrisburg, and will leave House Republicans to find a new Appropriations chair.

David Huff -

Primary election day was chaotic enough for voters just following their newsfeeds. A Western Pennsylvania man decided to create some more chaos at a Castle Shannon polling place, where he was arrested for harassing and intimidating poll workers. David Huff, who was sent to an Allegheny County jail, reportedly refused to leave and resisted arrest, injuring an officer and damaging a police vehicle. According to the criminal complaint, he continued recording and yelling “about his rights,” but we now know he was clearly in the wrong.