According to the latest abc27/Susquehanna Polling & Research poll, Ellsworth is in third, inching closer to Mango in second, both behind Scott Wagner.
"We sent a message tonight, make no mistake about it, we sent a very strong message", said Mango in his concession speech.
"It's unbelievable how negative they are and what that tends to do is to drive up what we call "the negatives" of a candidate", Madonna said.
Wagner is brash - "I am going to be the next governor, take that to the bank", he said previous year - and has a penchant for off-the-cuff speaking that makes him a magnet for controversy.
Wagner, like Mango and Ellsworth, is not taking any vote for granted.
Polls are open from 7 a.m.to 8 p.m.
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Laura Ellsworth says, "I am the only person in the race who is an outsider".
"I would cut the "back-office, amusing business" that goes on financially", she said.
Wagner has positioned himself as a garbage man set to clean up a corrupt state government that stifles the local economy with too many regulations and taxes. "I am the most conservative candidate in this race".
"We emerge from the primary stronger and are better prepared to meet the challenge we will face this fall".
Tuesday's victory for Wagner sets up a November election between two York County residents who made millions of dollars in business before entering politics, although their similarities don't go much further. Republican State Sen. Randy Vulakovich, as well as Democrats Dom Costa and Paul Costa.