Backed Barletta Underperforms In Pennsylvania Senate Primary Win

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey D Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary pits Rep. Lou Barletta against State Rep. Jim Christiana.

Barletta was an early Trump supporter, and the president encouraged him to run for Senate.

Another man said he doesn't hear local Democrats talking about specific issues, instead focusing their attention on President Trump.

Republicans, meanwhile, see Casey's seat as freshly vulnerable, and Barletta has made a point of portraying Casey as soft on immigration, oppositional toward the president and a lackluster working-class advocate, hoping these points will resonate with voters in a state that Donald Trump won less than two years ago.

In the months leading up to Tuesday's primary contest, Barletta clearly was fighting harder against Casey than against Christiana. Bob Casey, who is seeking a third term in November.

Democrats' path to a possible House majority starts with several seats in the Philadelphia suburbs, and the party will pick its candidates there in Tuesday's primary.

The Pennsylvania US House primaries - the first elections on a new court-imposed congressional map - were the main event on a day that included primary elections in Idaho, Nebraska and Oregon.

Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates the Pennsylvania Senate race Likely Democratic.

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Nevertheless, the overload of open seats has resulted in a number of outsized Democratic main fields - reminiscent of within the new seventh District, the place six Democrats had been operating to interchange Republican Rep. Charlie Dent, who has stepped down. Wallace, who has spent closely on the race, has fought allegations of carpetbagging over his transfer again to his residence state from Maryland after he reportedly was recruited to run.

In Idaho, Rep. Raul Labrador - an influential member of the House Freedom Caucus - is one of three front-runners in a crowded gubernatorial primary.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will face the victor of a crowded Republican primary that state Sen.

The two-term senator is a native of Scranton and the son of a former Pennsylvania governor. Casey is "Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi's guy, and he's been a disaster in the Senate".

In March, Lamb narrowly beat Saccone in a district that President Donald Trump won in 2016 by about 20 percentage points. Barletta is a favorite of Trump, whom Barletta endorsed in 2016. Republicans control the Senate, 51-49, and defeating Casey would give Republicans one more pro-Trump vote to help advance the president's agenda.

Eastman defeated former Rep. Brad Ashford in Tuesday's primary election with a campaign that cast her as a champion of liberal ideals, including supporting a single-payer health care system.

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

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