By Janice Crompton
A Democratic leader conceded two hard-fought state Senate seats have likely been lost.
Reached late Tuesday, Senate minority leader Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills, said it was likely his party would lose the 32nd and 46th Senate Districts.
46th: State Sen. Tim Solobay, D-Canonsburg, continues a downward spiral against Republican challenger Camera Bartolotta of Carroll.
Ms. Bartolotta, 50, a small business owner, held tight to a growing lead most of Tuesday night and appeared poised to snatch the seat from Mr. Solobay, who has held it since 2010, when longtime Democratic Sen. J. Barry Stout retired.
Mr. Solobay, 58, a volunteer fire chief, has not conceded the race, but has yet to take the lead against Ms. Bartolotta.
32nd: There weren't many races nastier than the one to replace retiring Sen. Rich Kasunic, but in the end, a Republican -- the first in decades to hold the seat -- was the winner, Costa said. Pat Stefano beat out Democratic state Rep. Deb Kula for the win.