YORK — Newswatch 16 is projecting Tom Wolf as the winner of the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania governor.
Wolf, a businessman from York, beat out Rob McCord, Katie McGinty, and Allyson Schwartz for the Democratic nomination.
He will face incumbent Republican Governor Tom Corbett in the general election in November.
Wolf became the early favorite in the race after a series of TV ads that included the candidate driving a Jeep.
The Jeep made an appearance at Wolf’s campaign event at Santander Stadium in York.
Wolf and his wife drove in from the outfield around 9:40 p.m. to cheering supporters.
“Tonight, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth,” said Wolf, quoting NY Yankee Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig. “I’ve always wanted to say that on a baseball field.”
Wolf thanked his supporters and asked them to continue to work toward the general election in November.
“We have a big job between now and November 4, and that is to make sure we deliver on the promise that the Democratic voters of Pennsylvania have placed on all of our shoulders, to take message of a better future for Pennsylvania,” said Wolf. “And make sure that we do what we can to deliver on that promise.”
McGinty offered a concession on her website.
“While the results are not what we wanted, I want to congratulate Tom for running a great campaign and a well-earned victory tonight. And I want to make it clear right now – I wholeheartedly endorse Tom Wolf, and I will be all in to help Tom Wolf defeat Tom Corbett in November! I urge all of my supporters to join me in electing Tom in November.”