"Ms. Boser won the primary in the 15th District, in the western part of the state. She said she was teaching a night class on Tuesday as votes were being counted, and then woke up early on Wednesday to finish grading papers.
A professor of sociology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Boser spent years studying public policy, but she said her dismay over the election of President Trump drove her to get more involved in politics.
“I’ve not done anything like this before,” she said. “I thought, well, I’ve been telling my students for years about getting involved and always saying to them, ‘If not you, then who?’”
And here’s how the Republicans will try to win the seat: The district is solidly Republican, and Ms. Boser will be facing an incumbent, Glenn Thompson, who ran unopposed. Mr. Thompson will have name recognition and the benefit of broad Republican support.
So Ms. Boser faces long odds: Even a huge Democratic wave in November may not be enough to beat a Republican incumbent in this district."