After three weeks of tense ballot counting, petitions, and a razor thin margin of error the Sixth Senate district race is officially over. State Rep. Tina Davis conceded to State Sen. Tommy Tomlinson Tuesday, ending elections in Bucks County.
“It is time to move on, which is why I am ending my campaign. Tomlinson has been put on notice by voters — business as usual in Harrisburg is no longer acceptable,” Davis said in a press release. “I hope he heeds their message”
“I am extremely honored and humbled to have earned the support of the voters of the 6th Senate District,” Tomlinson said in a release of his own. “This election proves that every vote matters.”
No other contest in all of Pennsylvania’s 2018 elections was as close as the one between State Rep. Tina Davis and State Sen. Tommy Tomlinson. In the end, 74 ballots separated the two candidates out of more than 108,000.
Interestingly, vastly more Democrats were registered to vote in the district than Republicans, but Tomlinson still came out on top. Tomlinson got 54,382 votes (50.03%) and Davis trailed with 54,308 (49.96%).
“Despite an overwhelming voter registration difference, over 54,000 voters elected to send me back to Harrisburg to continue putting people before politics and providing Bucks County with the independent leadership they deserve. I am thankful to my campaign team, family, friends, and supporters from Bucks County for their efforts during this campaign.”
Davis’ concession comes as a surprise as her attorney Adam Bonin said the campaign would continue to look into other roads to victory just yesterday.
“We’re exploring all our options,” Bonin said.
Still, both candidates will be heading back to their positions in Harrisburg. Tomlinson begins his seventh term as state senator in January. Davis will go back to serve the 141st district after handily beating opponent Anthony Sposato by a wide margin again.