A special election will be held Tuesday, March 13, to replace former Congressman Tim Murphy, Gov. Tom Wolf’s office announced late Monday afternoon.
That date will now drive the deliberations of party leaders to choose their champions for the 18th district, which comprises portions of Allegheny, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
By law, Mr. Wolf had 10 days since Mr. Murphy’s resignation became effective at the end of last week to choose a date. The only restriction on Mr. Wolf was that he couldn’t choose a date less than 60 days in the future, and some observers expected the governor to schedule the special election so it coincided with next year’s May 15 primary.
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