Monday, 15 October, 2018

Lou Barletta Wins PA GOP Primary for Senate

Tuesday's primary will narrow GOP gubernatorial, Senate fields Voters to cast primary ballots in four states today
Steven Clarke | 16 May, 2018, 10:28

Bob Casey in the fall in the swing state where redistricting also has emboldened Democrats in their drive to reclaim the House majority. Bob Casey (D-PA) on Tuesday - but his margin of victory wasn't exactly awe-inspiring.

From the Associated Press: Trump's pick for U.S. Senate, Rep. Lou Barletta, won the Republican nomination in Pennsylvania.

As for Senator Casey, he put out a statement saying this is a race between a US senator who stands up to President Trump when he is wrong versus a candidate who thinks President Trump can do no wrong. Trump recorded an automated telephone message praising Barletta that was sent to voters just before the primary. These results are unlikely to calm their nerves. It is one of 10 states Trump won where a Democratic senator faces reelection this year.

Christiana has been a State Representative since 2008, representing the 15th District and has said that both Barletta and Casey have been unable to control the nation's debt and deficit. But strategists in both parties believe Casey, who has stockpiled almost $10 million for the campaign, has the advantage.

John Fetterman won the five-way Democratic Party primary race for lieutenant governor Tuesday, beating incumbent Mike Stack.

Democrats are expected to benefit from a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision that withdrew numerous state's congressional districts.

Two giants of Northeastern Pennsylvania politics will be vying for one of the state's U.S. Senate seats this fall in one of the nation's most closely-watched races.

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Among the Democrats' best pickup opportunities is the new 5th District, vacated by Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan, who resigned last month amid allegations of sexual harassment.

A familiar name - Rick Saccone, the former state lawmaker who lost to Lamb in March - is on the ballot in Pennsylvania's 14th District. Labrador is a member of the House Freedom Caucus and is regarded as one of the most conservative members of Congress.

Within the gubernatorial main, the opposite large Republican race, state Sen.

Two local incumbent House Democrats from Pennsylvania have turned back primary challenges. Guy Reschenthaler in the Republican primary.

And so, the candidates from Luzerne and Lackawanna counties make President Donald Trump the focal point of the senate race that begins tonight. Though Nebraska has elected conservative-leaning Democrats to the Senate in the past decade, pundits nevertheless expect Fischer to be easily re-elected.

Trump edged Democrat Hillary Clinton by less than 1 percentage point in Pennsylvania in 2016's presidential election.

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.

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