Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Health Care | By Alice Shelton

Redrawn Pennsylvania map at play as 4 states hold primaries

Redrawn Pennsylvania map at play as 4 states hold primaries

Top races in Tuesday's primary include the 5th congressional district were 10 Democrats are competing in the first election after the newly drawn district maps were put into place.

Deciding on a state treasurer and setting up Nebraska legislative matchups for the general election, headlines the election.

In the Pennsylvania Senate race, incumbent Democratic Sen.

Republicans outnumber Democrats in Pennsylvania's House delegation, though a new congressional map is making the state a focal point of Democrats' effort to reclaim House control in November.

And both Republicans and Democrats are watching the outcome of the gubernatorial primary as a bellwether for conservative Oregonians.

Polls are open from 7 8 p.m. Pennsylvania has closed primaries, meaning only members of a particular political party will be able to vote for party candidates. Trump recorded an 11th-hour robo-call for his preferred Senate candidate, Republican Rep. Lou Barletta. "We're proud to work with Priorities once again to maximize Democratic wins and hold Republicans accountable".

In May 2014 - the last primary in a non-presidential election year - Deschutes County turnout was just under 39%; it was 36% statewide, that year.

Anyone can select a nonpartisan or Democrat ballot, but only people who are registered as Republicans can select the GOP ballot. She's picked up all the national endorsements, from Planned Parenthood to People for Bernie Sanders.

Ron DiNicola of Erie County, Dr. Robert Multari of Hermitage and Chris Rieger of Butler County are running for the Democratic nomination. Wealthy photojournalist Scott Wallace - whose grandfather was Vice-President Henry Wallace - has relatively weak ties to the district, but also has money to burn, which he's used to blast rival Rachel Reddick, a Navy veteran, for having been registered as a Republican until recently.

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The 17th District state House state, covering western portions of Crawford, Erie, Mercer and Lawrence counties, has Parke Wentling of Mercer County seeking nomination to a third term. Scott Wagner and attorney Laura Ellsworth.

The race for lieutenant governor has the broadest slate of candidates for both Democrats and Republicans. He will face Rep. Keith Rothfus (R) in November.

The Senate race victor faces incumbent Democrat Bob Casey while the governor victor gets Gov. Tom Wolf.

On the Democratic side, Mike Stack, the current lieutenant governor, is being challenged by Kathi Cozzone, a county commissioner from Chester County, John Fetterman, the mayor of Braddock in Allegheny County, Ray Sosa, a businessman from Montgomery County and Nina Ahmad, a former deputy mayor of Philadelphia County.

Nebraska's Republican senator and governor are favored to keep their seats in November. Butch Otter is not running for re-election.

Candidates for the state House of Representatives across the region, including four incumbents, are unopposed for nomination in the primary election today, but following today's vote, they will be back in the fall in their bid for election to a two-year term.

Voters will see three ballot questions on Tuesday. However, Democratic Gov. Kate Brown remains the favorite to win in November. The Republicans had no seriously competitive races.

OR is a heavily Democratic state, and Brown is favored to retain the governorship.

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