OREFIELD, Pa. (BRAIN) — Olympic cycling medalist Marty Nothstein has conceded defeat in a special election being held to fill a vacant U.S. House seat.
Nothstein, a Republican, lost his race for a full term representing Pennsylvania’s 7th District. Results of that race were announced on Election Day, with Democrat Susan Wild taking the win.
But Nothstein had also been running in the special election in the 15th District, to fill a seat left open when U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent resigned in May. Nothstein was eligible in both districts because Pennsylvania redrew its districts under court order earlier this year. If he had won the special election, Nothstein would have filled the seat until the new delegation was sworn in Jan. 3.
Results were delayed in the special election until Thursday. Wild will now fill that seat, as well.
“I want to congratulate Susan Wild on her election victory and ask everyone to join me in wishing her good luck in her new role as the area’s member of Congress.”