JESSUP -- State Representative Frank Farina has conceded to opponent Kevin Haggerty in the Democratic primary race for District 112.
"This district got broke apart and so we were both an incumbent at one point," said Haggerty. "I tried to, not only key on my own area, but also the mid-valley, spent a lot of time up there. We built a nice coalition and little by little by little, we picked up votes along the way and that's what kept us in victory lane tonight."
"I think they painted that negative picture of me with the Penn State game. I wouldn't change a thing. I would do it all over," said Farina during his concession, referring to a controversy over complimentary tickets to Penn State football games.
Farina later paid for the tickets.
Haggerty, from Dunmore, lost to incumbent State Rep. Ken Smith in the Democratic Primary for the 112th District in 2010, challenged Smith again in 2012 and beat him the second time around 52% to 48%, and easily defeated Republican Ray Nearhood in the 2012 general election.
Farina was first elected to the State House in the 115th District in 2012, and defeated Rep. Kevin Haggerty in the Democratic Primary for the redrawn 112th District in 2014.
Farina has been a champion of allowing hunting on Sundays in Pennsylvania.