January 20, 2019

Pennsylvanians set to go to polls for primaries on Tuesday

15 May 2018, 02:02 | Randall Craig

Early voting for Texas primary runoff election begins Monday

The Statewide Direct Primary Election is Tuesday, June 5, 2018

8 5 p.m. All told, there are 84 candidates on primary ballots, the most since 1984, and there are seven open seats, the most since 1976, when Pennsylvania had 25 seats in the U.S. House. The victor faces Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in the fall.

Pennsylvania is a hotly contested swing state, and the redistricting is expected to boost Democrats' chances of winning several of the U.S. House seats in the state in November. Rep. Lamar Smith's seat in the 21st Congressional District is up for grabs. The victor will run against Democratic Governor Tom Wolf in November.

Greg McCauley, an attorney from Chadds Ford, is running unopposed in the Republican Primary. Two challengers have signed up for the GOP primary, and three Democrats have entered the fray in a district historically unkind to their party. Casey is one of 10 Democratic senators running for re-election in states won by President Donald Trump in the 2016 election. The Republicans are Rick Saccone (who lost to Conor Lamb in the nationally watched special election) and Guy Reschenthaler.

If you voted in a party primary, you're eligible to vote in that primary's runoff.

Under Pennsylvania's new congressional map - which was drawn by the state Supreme Court after the court ruled the old map was unconstitutionally gerrymandered - the 6th District includes all of Chester County and part of Berks County.

HD 71, five Republicans have signed on to hold an open seat that Democrats have been trying to flip for a decade.

There are also three special elections on Tuesday to fill vacancies created when three House members left early to take other jobs: Rep. Brandon Neuman, D-Washington; Rep. Scott Petri, R-Bucks; and Rep. Matt Baker, R-Bradford.

Polling place locations and official voter information can be found on the County's web site.

Other News

Trending Now

Tuchel to replace Emery at PSG
I am also looking forward to getting to know Parc des Princes, a legendary European football stadium with a fantastic atmosphere'. They have, however, achieved a domestic treble by winning the Ligue 1 title as well as the League and French Cups.

Houston Astros wear Rockets gear for road trip
They are 7-0 at home in the playoffs. "No, I like where we are", Kerr said. "We seem to be at our best when we are threatened". The Houston Rockets believe they can beat the Golden State Warriors .

BlacKkKlansman Trailer: Spike Lee's True Buddy Cop Movie
The film is produced by Jason Blum's Blumhouse and Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw, the team behind the Oscar-winning thriller Get Out .

Torra fails first vote to become new Catalonia leader
A great majority wants to settle the issue in a referendum, which under current law only the central government can approve. A separatist activist also couldn't be elected because he wasn't allowed to leave prison.

'Last Man Standing' renewed by Fox after being canceled by ABC
We tried to move Last Man Standing over a year ago when ABC decided not to move forward. It's a great length of time for a single-camera comedy.

Hollyoaks announces special Alfie mental health episode
The NSPCC sent freedom of information requests to 66 NHS trusts, to which 53 responded with at least some of the data sought. A government spokeswoman said it was investing an additional £300m to provide quicker support to children.

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall announces retirement from NFL
The NFL's active leading interceptor prior to his announcement with 43 career INTs, Hall returned five of those for touchdowns. Hall, a star cornerback out of Virginia Tech, was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Lokosa, Nwankwo make Rohr's 30-man provisional W'Cup squad
Midfielders: Mikel John Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Uche Agbo , Oghenekaro Etebo, Joel Obi and Mikel Agu.

F1 Spanish GP digest: victory is a turning point for Lewis Hamilton
It is very hard to undo the DNA of a vehicle and Monaco, Budapest and Singapore were all tracks where we under-performed. You saw that it worked out for [Daniel] Ricciardo and Verstappen in Shanghai, I think this is what they were thinking.

Donald Glover Pursued Lando Role In 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'
If the biggest Star Wars critic can enjoy Solo , then there's a good chance that it's actually pretty decent. A new Star Wars film is typically a cause for celebration, but there's something different about Solo .