Madeleine Dean Wins Re-Election, Defeats Kathy Barnette: AP

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA — Despite a pending lawsuit from Republican challenger Kathy Barentte, U.S. Congresswoman Madeleine Dean has won a sweeping victory in her re-election campaign to represent Pennsylvania’s 4th District, the Associated Press projects.

While final, official results may not be available in Pennsylvania for days, Dean holds a huge enough lead in the heavily blue district that analysts called the race shortly before midnight.

“Thank you to the Fourth Congressional District for your trust and belief in me,” Dean said on Twitter in announcing victory. “It has been the honor of my life to serve you these past two years, and I look forward to serving the district with decency and ethics for the next two years.”

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