Rep. Lou Barletta wins GOP Senate primary in Pennsylvania, CNN projects

Tuesday's primary will narrow GOP gubernatorial, Senate fields

Tuesday's primary will narrow GOP gubernatorial, Senate fields

Four-term U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, a staunch supporter of President Trump who first got national notice as a small-city mayor for his attempted crackdown on illegal immigration, on Tuesday won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. The president also recorded telephone calls last weekend backing Barletta "fully, strongly and proudly". The incumbent- Sen. Bob Casey- is unopposed in the democratic race. These results are unlikely to calm their nerves.

Barletta is endorsed by the state Republican Party and is a favorite of President Donald Trump, who Barletta endorsed in the 2016 presidential election even before Trump had won Pennsylvania's primary election.

Barletta has lagged in the fundraising race, collecting almost $1.3 million in 2018's first quarter and ending with $1.6 million on hand, compared to Casey's almost $10 million on hand. Bob Casey in the general election.

Mary Gay Scanlon won a 10-way Democratic primary and Madeleine Dean won a three-way Democratic primary on Tuesday night for two suburban Philadelphia seats that are likely to flip to Democrats following a court-ordered redrawing of the state's congressional district boundaries.

The primary for Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race has been relatively quiet but the outcome could have compelling implications.

Barletta and Republicans like him across the country are taking a different tack than Democrats did in 2014 when, aware that the president's party tends to lose seats in midterms, they distanced themselves from Barack Obama. In March, Saccone narrowly misplaced a U.S. Home particular election to Democrat Conor Lamb within the outdated 18th District, which overwhelmingly voted for Trump in 2016. The victor will face incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in November. Pennsylvania first started allowing lieutenant governors to serve a second term in the 1970s. He's running against Guy Reschenthaler for the GOP nomination in the deep-red western Pennsylvania district. Though Nebraska has elected conservative-leaning Democrats to the Senate in the past decade, pundits nevertheless expect Fischer to be easily re-elected.

The Oregon GOP gubernatorial primary features 10 candidates who are vying for the chance to take on Democratic Gov. Kate Brown in the general election.

And so, the candidates from Luzerne and Lackawanna counties make President Donald Trump the focal point of the senate race that begins tonight.

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.

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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