Pennsylvania races for governor, US Senate, key House seats

Kara Eastman now the Democrats’ nominee for Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District with supporters on election day

Women advanced to the general election in three of the five Republican-held districts Democrats see as most vulnerable. They put themselves in position to gain as many as half a dozen House seats in November and are all but assured of sending at least three women to Congress. Even with Barletta's victory, GOP hopes to take out Democratic Sen. He also has a huge cash advantage, with about $10 million in the bank at the end of April, compared with Barletta's $1.3 million. Trump had recorded an automated telephone message praising Barletta that was sent to voters just before the election. Barletta was an early supporter of Trump's presidential bid and has fervently embraced the president's policies. With almost 90 percent of precincts reporting, Democrats had cast almost 100,000 more votes than Republicans. Voting then picked up again after 5 p.m., and was steady until the polls closed at 8 p.m., according to election workers throughout the county.

Scanlon will face Republican Pearl Kim in November's general election.

Democrats are "trying to out anti-Trump each other, while Republicans are lining up nearly universally behind the president", Christopher Borick, a political science professor at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, told the Pennsylvania Cable Network recently. But strategists in both parties think Casey has the advantage.

Casey is among 10 Democratic senators seeking re-election this year in states won by Mr. Trump, making Casey a target for Republicans. Ms. Dean will face Republican Dan David in November, but she will be heavily favored to win, given that Hillary Clinton carried the district by 20 percentage points. They need 23 to win the House majority.

Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor has become the first holder of the office to lose in a primary election. Deb Fischer, a tough prospect in overwhelmingly conservative Nebraska.

"Far-left progressives are winning the war for the soul of the Democratic Party, and it appears they have their first scalp in former Congressman Brad Ashford". But he was in a tight race with nonprofit executive Kara Eastman. He has one primary challenger.

In Montgomery County's new 4th District, state Rep. Madeleine Dean was declared the victor of a three-candidate Democratic field.

In the Pennsylvania Senate race, incumbent Democratic Sen.

"Pennsylvania has been a hard state for women in the past, as evidenced by the fact that it is the largest state with zero women in its federal delegation", Emily's List President Stephanie Schriock said during a conference call with reporters last Thursday. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and the Congressional Black Caucus have endorsed pastor Greg Edwards. Wealthy philanthropist Scott Wallace and military veteran Rachel Reddick are the leading candidates in the Democratic primary.

SACCONE'S RETURN: Rep. Conor Lamb's upset special election victory in Pennsylvania's old 18th District led the national news cycle in March. He lost to state Sen.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will face Republican state Sen.

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Dan Meuser leads Scott C. Uehlinger and George F. Halcovage Jr for a spot in the November 6 General Election Meuser has 25,131 votes, Halcovage 11,630 votes and Uehlinger 11,351 votes.

In the Democratic race, John Fetterman, the longtime mayor of a struggling industrial town who was backed by Sanders and who ran on universal health care and legalizing marijuana, defeated Lt. Gov. Mike Stack by an unexpectedly large margin.

Wolf past year ordered an investigation into the treatment of state employees by Stack and his wife and stripped Stack of state police protection. Pennsylvania first started allowing lieutenant governors to serve a second term in the 1970s.

Democrats must hold Casey's Senate seat and those of other incumbents and pick up two now held by Republicans to seize control of that chamber.

The messy Democratic primary showcased the competing factions the party had to overcome as it tries to flip such districts. Casey had more than $9.9 million.

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador (ID-1) is running for governor in a crowded and competitive Republican primary.

With most of the vote yet to be tallied, Little led the pack late Tuesday.

There are several seats up for grab in the Democratic Party runoff election, including nominees for governor, District 37 state representative, 197th state district court judge and justice of the peace Precinct 2, Place 2. He says he's seen people are hurting around the state and he wants to help Pennsylvanians realize their potential. "I'm not about the party; I'm not about the system".

Pennsylvania state senator and waste-hauling millionaire Scott Wagner is the victor of the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

Pennsylvania Republicans, meanwhile, doubled down on Trump's 2016 success in the Keystone State - tapping statewide nominees who in style, tone and priorities, show the party has wrapped its arms around Trump.

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

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