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16 May 2018, 10:32 | Devin Moran
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey D Pennsylvania
Seven of these 18 seats are vacant, due largely to the departures of 5 Republican lawmakers who both have resigned or are usually not operating once more.
This is the first time voters will experience the new congressional districts that were redrawn in February.
In Idaho, a competitive Republican primary for governor featured three leading candidates: Rep. Raúl Labrador, a founding member of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus; Lt. Gov. Brad Little, who had the support of outgoing Gov. C.L. No fewer than ten Democrats had been operating in suburban Philadelphia's fifth District, the place Rep. Patrick Meehan resigned final month amid allegations he sexually harassed a former worker.
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.
Within the southwest nook of the state, the brand new 14th District provided an opportunity at redemption for state Rep. Rick Saccone.
Rachel Reddick, an Emily's List-endorsed 33-year-old former Navy prosecutor, fits the profile of a Conor Lamb, who just won a hotly contested House special election near Pittsburgh. This time, he was defeated by state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler for the open seat in a heavily Republican, newly drawn district.
Among the more unusual results of Tuesday's primaries was the loss by Pennsylvania's Democratic lieutenant governor, Mike Stack, who was ousted by mayor John Fetterman. Morganelli was a target of progressives over his stances on abortion, illegal immigration and a series of now-deleted tweets that included praise for President Donald Trump.
The victor of the three-cornered fight between Wallace, Reddick and Steve Bacher likely will face Republican incumbent Brian Fitzpatrick in November.
Jim Christiana in Tuesday's primary to capture the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate.
The victor will face Democratic Sen.
Barletta, who has served in Congress since 2011 will now face Pennsylvania's senior senator, two-term Democratic incumbent Bob Casey in November. Trump asked Barletta to run for Senate, and the president is expected to visit Pennsylvania to campaign for him.
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.
The president is on a winning streak with his endorsements.
The Republican congressman touted the accomplishments of President Trump and said Senator Casey used to be a do-nothing senator until Casey opposed Trump's tax cut and court and cabinet nominations.
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