Barletta wins Republican nomination for US Senate

Barletta wins Republican nomination for US Senate

Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta was projected to defeat state Rep. Jim Christiana Tuesday within the Republican main to find out who will face incumbent Democratic Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) on Tuesday - but his margin of victory wasn't exactly awe-inspiring. At the time of publication, Barletta, who now represents Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district, led Christiana 61 percent to 39 percent. The four-term congressman will face an uphill battle towards the two-term incumbent Casey and Fox Information' present projections present the seat is prone to stay in Democratic fingers.

Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) won his primary to face Sen.

There's a third gubernatorial choice for Republican voters - Pittsburgh attorney Laura Ellsworth, who one pollster says is surging in last minute polls.

Barletta's campaign said Saturday it sent a recorded telephone call of Trump criticizing Casey and telling hundreds of thousands of registered Republicans why he supports Barletta "fully, strongly, and proudly", CNBC reported. Scott Wagner was holding a slim lead over retired businessman and Military veteran Paul Mango.

The most contentious race on the ballot has been for the Republican nomination for governor to take on Gov. Tom Wolf.

Pennsylvania's thus-far sleepy U.S. Senate race this year could nonetheless play a key role in determining whether Republicans hang onto control of the chamber.

A whopping 84 candidates had been operating within the Keystone State's 18 Home districts Tuesday, greater than in any election yr since 1984 when the state had 23 seats within the Home.

Casey campaign manager M.E. Smith released a statement on Barletta's nomination saying the race will be a contest "between a candidate who fights for working families and a candidate who fights for the corporate interests that stack the deck against them".

Barletta, 62, won his House seat during the Republican midterm wave of 2010, catapulted by the attention he received while mayor of Hazleton for attempting to use local laws to crack down on immigrants in the city who had entered the country illegally. Mr. Trump captured the state in 2016 by less than one percentage point, becoming the first Republican to win Pennsylvania since 1988.

In the southwest corner of the state, the new 14th District offers a chance at redemption for state Rep. Rick Saccone. Guy Reschenthaler in the Republican primary. Bob Casey in the fall in the swing state where redistricting also has emboldened Democrats in their drive to reclaim the House majority.

The Pennsylvania US House primaries - the first elections on a new court-imposed congressional map - were the main event on a day that included primary elections in Idaho, Nebraska and Oregon.

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