Barletta wins GOP Senate nod

Barletta wins GOP Senate nod

Several prominent politicians and conservatives have endorsed Barletta for the U.S. Senate seat to defeat Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) on Tuesday - but his margin of victory wasn't exactly awe-inspiring.

In February, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania unanimously voted to endorse Rep. Lou Barletta for the U.S. Senate.

As for Senator Casey, he put out a statement saying this is a race between a USA senator who stands up to President Trump when he is wrong versus a candidate who thinks President Trump can do no wrong. These results are unlikely to calm their nerves. Barletta is a staunch opponent of illegal immigration and enjoys the support of President Donald Trump.

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.

Casey campaign manager M.E. Smith framed the match-up as "a choice between a candidate who fights for working families and a candidate who fights for the corporate interests that stack the deck against them".

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.

Two of the president's favored candidates, Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania and Deb Fischer in Nebraska, won their U.S. Senate primaries.

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Another Democratic primary to watch is the new 1st District, represented by Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick - who faces his own challenge from lawyer Dean Malik.

Pennsylvania is considered a crucial swing state. The victor will face incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in November.

Trump states in the recording that Sen. He's running against Guy Reschenthaler for the GOP nomination in the deep-red western Pennsylvania district. One vote in the Senate can make the difference, and the president is committed to helping me win this race. Bob Casey, a Scranton Democrat first elected to the seat in 2006. Mr. Trump captured the state in 2016 by less than one percentage point, becoming the first Republican to win Pennsylvania since 1988.

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.

To the west, Democrats are watching a House primary in Nebraska, where former Rep. Brad Ashford - a conservative "Blue Dog" who lost to Republican Rep. Don Bacon in 2016 - must hold off progressive Kara Eastman before he gets a rematch with Bacon.

In Idaho, Rep. Raul Labrador - an influential member of the House Freedom Caucus - is one of three front-runners in a crowded gubernatorial primary.

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