Polls close in wide-open Pennsylvania primaries for House, Senate

The race for U.S. Senate is set with Congressman Lou Barletta winning the Republican primary

The U.S. Senate race between the Democrat from Scranton and the Republican from Hazleton is on.

U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta won the Republican primary for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania tonight, besting a lesser-known challenger in Beaver County-based state Rep. Jim Christiana and positioning himself as the Republican Party's hope for ousting longtime Democratic incumbent Bob Casey come November.

"Barletta is going to try to make this race about Casey, and Casey is going to try to make it about Trump".

Mr. Barletta, a four-term lawmaker and supporter of President Trump's tough immigration policies, easily defeated state Rep. Jim Christiana of Beaver County by a margin of 61 percent to 39 percent, with almost three-fourths of the votes counted.

That's not exactly a huge margin for Barletta, a longtime congressman who had the explicit endorsement of the President - and who spent almost $2 million on the race to just $250,000 for Christiana.

The GOP controls the Senate 51 to 49.

Casey is one of 10 Democratic senators who represent a state won by Trump, putting a target on his back for Republicans.

Why is Trump supporting Barletta?

Australian astronomers find black hole as big as 20 billion suns
What started as the size of about 20 billion suns has grown one percent every million years, into the cosmic behemoth we know now. As supermassive black holes like these grow, the shadows of other objects can be spotted in front of them.

A familiar name - Rick Saccone, the former state lawmaker who lost to Lamb in March - is on the ballot in Pennsylvania's 14th District.

Still, defeating Casey in November's election is a tall order. Fischer is expected to face Lincoln City Councilwoman Jane Raybould, a Democrat, in the general election.

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. Guy Reschenthaler for the open seat in a heavily Republican, newly drawn district.

Pennsylvania could send at least three women Congress next year, breaking the all-male hold on the state's 18-member U.S. House delegation.

The Braddock mayor's victory means he will run on a ticket with Gov. Tom Wolf in the fall. Though Nebraska has elected conservative-leaning Democrats to the Senate in the past decade, pundits nevertheless expect Fischer to be easily re-elected. Although Omaha's strong Democratic core is balanced out by more conservative suburbs, the district gives Democrats a fighting chance of capturing a congressional seat in a state that is otherwise overwhelmingly Republican.

Barletta raised nearly $3 million to Christiana's $274,000 but spent little of it on the primary, which he appeared to view as a small hurdle on the track toward November.

Buehler, who ran for secretary of state in 2012, was the most centrist of the Republican front-runners. Brown became governor in 2015 upon the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber following an ethics scandal, and she won a special election in 2016.

OR is reliably Democratic.

Related News:



Most liked

Tutu 'deeply distressed and brokenhearted' by Gaza carnage
They are forcibly removed, their water gets taken away, people's lives are lost every day, every moment. That is not the way we believe we should engage with other states.

It's a Mother's Day engagement for Taraji P. Henson
Taraji confirmed in December that she was dating Kelvin and they had been an item for two years. She wrote, "I said yes y'all!" Yesterday, newly engaged Empire star Taraji P.

More powers to WhatsApp group admins
Moreover, WhatsApp now also prevents the creator of the group from being removed from the group by other admins . Here, one thing very important is that the other group admin can not remove the creator of the group from it.

Stephen Hawking memorial service 'open to time travellers'
The physicist could have an answer next month - as his family have invited time travellers to turn up to his memorial service . Professor Hawking, who died on March 14 , 2018 at the age of 76, believed time travel could be achieved.

Russian Federation qualify after Spain, Belgium and Romania sanctioned
The loser of that clash will go into the final repechage competition for the chance to qualify for the World Cup. The victor will play Samoa in a World Cup play-off for the right to join Ireland's Pool A at Japan 2019.

Nwankwo, Lokosa, Ajiboye make W'Cup list
Okala said that he personally saw the provisional list as a good list "with lots of hope in it". Nigeria is in Group D at the World Cup and faces Croatia, Iceland and then Argentina.

Look At What LeBron James Is Doing Hours Before Game 2 Starts
I think even early on with the shots that we had, we had some wide-open looks that just didn't go. "We're OK with that". Team president Rich Gotham will represent the team on the actual podium, and likely be sporting more traditional garb.

Twitter Will Now Hide Mean Tweets From Trolls
Here's how it'll work: Twitter is using an array of data to rearrange how users see replies to conversations and search results. It said a "majority" of complaints made by its users concerned less than 1% of the total number of accounts on the service.

Wall Street stocks slide as Treasury yields surge
Stocks are broadly higher at midday on Wall Street as investors hope that trade tensions will ease between the US and China. The Dow's eight-session winning streak came to an abrupt end as Treasury yields spiked, returning to multi-year highs.

Khloe Kardashian Reveals Why She 'Can't Wait to Get Back to LA'
The new mom's clapback was swift and powerful, replying back: "I mean. her dad is black silly". Kim said that Khloe is doing really good and is just in awe of her baby girl.

Cavs aiming to be better in Game 2 vs. Celtics
So if that doesn't highlight just how pivotal Game 2 is for James and the Cavs on Tuesday night, I don't know what else will. The Celtics showed James several different looks throughout the game , switching as many as five different players on him.

Lightning lead Capitals 4-1 in 3rd
So far, the Stamkos we're seeing tonight - rather than the one of the previous two games - appears to be who he really is. He took a feed from Hedman, converting for his 10th career postseason power-play goal-a franchise record.

President Trump repeats misleading claim about Iran's military budget
Protesters burned an American flag and railed against the USA and Israel after emerging from Friday prayers in Tehran . Iran's deployment of troops to the country to help President Bashar al-Assad has alarmed Israel.

Packers Not Expected To Sign Dez Bryant
- Not that it should come as much of a shock, but the chances that Dez Bryant ends up in Green Bay took a hit on Tuesday. Bryant will likely have to keep looking for a new team as opportunities continue to dwindle throughout the offseason.

Manchester City earn record-breaking farewell for Yaya with 3-1 win
But their game is not all about strangling and picking off the other team, it's much more positive than that. With English records tumbling, Europe offers the final frontier for Guardiola's history makers.