Another unlikely pickup opportunity for the Democrats in 2018. During Shuster's tenure, their candidates never exceeded 40% of the vote.
Congressman Bill Shuster to retire after 17 years. (Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 1/2/2018)
First elected on November 7, 2000, Shuster will have served 18 years when he leaves Congress.
Trump won this district with 69.7% of the vote, 6.4 percentage points better than Shuster.
The art of the Pennsylvania gerrymander
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