Redrawn Pennsylvania map at play as 4 states hold primaries

Redrawn Pennsylvania map at play as 4 states hold primaries

Redrawn Pennsylvania map at play as 4 states hold primaries

Voting was reported to be steady early Tuesday morning with voter turn-out slowing in the mid-morning and afternoon (which is typical of Primary Elections here). Amid the redistricting, Republican Rick Saccone recorded his second loss in two months in two U.S. House districts. James BarlettaTrump-backed congressman wins GOP Senate primary in Pa.

Ten Democrats are running in suburban Philadelphia's 5th District, where Rep. Patrick Meehan resigned last month amid allegations he sexually harassed a former employee and where Clinton also beat Trump.

Still, defeating Casey in November's election is a tall order.

Barletta, 62, won his House seat during the Republican midterm wave of 2010, catapulted by the attention he received while mayor of Hazleton for attempting to use local laws to crack down on immigrants in the city who had entered the country illegally.

The most closely watched race was in the district around Allentown, Pennsylvania, where a bevy of Democrats battled to replace incumbent U.S. Representative Charlie Dent, one of the few remaining moderate Republicans in the House.

If Eastman prevails in the primary, the race could be considered out of reach for Democrats in this district that Trump carried by just 2 percent in 2016. But as is often the case with politics, things aren't that clear cut in the Keystone State - and the simple win-lose calculus of the vote may not be the whole equation.

Democrats seldom have the luxury of choice in Nebraska, where Republicans have dominated for 80 years.

Pearl Kim, a former Delaware County prosecutor and the Republican Party's lone female congressional candidate, won her primary and will face Scanlon in the Fifth Congressional District.

Democrats are targeting the Omaha-based 2nd District in Nebraska, and they're hoping for a rematch between GOP Rep. Don Bacon and former Democratic Rep. Brad Ashford.

Air Force veteran Chrissy Houlahan, State Representative Madeleine Dean, and lawyer Mary Gay Scanlon all won Democratic primaries in suburban Philadelphia districts where Democrats are favored to win. He ran against nonprofit executive Kara Eastman.

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Retired Army officer-turned Lutheran pastor George Scott narrowly outpolled 26-year-old Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson to earn the right to face U.S. Rep. Scott Perry in the new 10th District, covering the Capitol region.

It was a rough night for Republican members of Congress a week ago. North Carolina Rep. Robert Pittenger lost the primary to keep his own seat.

Pennsylvania's congressional primaries included 20 women, all but one of them a Democrat, among the almost 100 congressional candidates in the state.

State Rep. Knute Buehler has emerged from a crowded primary to capture the Republican nomination for OR governor.

Nothstein had edged slightly ahead in unofficial in the GOP primary for the new 7th District.

But she faces a hard race: Idaho hasn't elected a Democratic governor since 1990, and the Republican Party now controls a supermajority on all federal, state and legislative seats.

Republican Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is not seeking re-election after three terms.

Of the 10, businessman Sam Carpenter, state Rep. Knute Buehler and retired Navy pilot Greg Wooldridge have emerged as leaders in fundraising and GOP straw polls.

Republican Lloyd Smucker cruised to an easy victory against Chet Beiler in the new 11th District, which includes all of Lancaster County and part of York County. However, Democratic Gov. Kate Brown remains the favorite to win in November.

Obviously, said Marc Meredith, associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, while the outcome of the Keystone State's vote will not in and of itself "determine who's going to control the House of Representatives". Pat Toomey won by fewer than 2 percentage points.

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