Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

Voters have their say: It's primary day in Oregon

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Gustavo Carr | 15 May, 2018, 22:35

Deciding on a state treasurer and setting up Nebraska legislative matchups for the general election, headlines the election.

In the state House races, Democrats have no candidates on the ballot for the 6th District, 17th District or 65th District while Republican voters in those same districts only will see the name of the respective incumbent.

Republicans outnumber Democrats in Pennsylvania's House delegation, though a new congressional map is making the state a focal point of Democrats' effort to reclaim House control in November.

In one of the districts, Democrats are facing a competitive, crowded primary in which Sen.

Polls are open from 7 a.m.to 8 p.m. Pennsylvania has closed primaries, meaning only members of a particular political party will be able to vote for party candidates. The loyalty won Barletta Trump's early support in the Senate race, as well as recorded telephone calls last weekend featuring the president backing Barletta "fully, strongly and proudly". Locally, a three-way race for Congress also could drive Republican turnout while a hot House race could drive the Democratic.

Pennsylvania's congressional districts have been redrawn for the primary with all of Crawford, Erie, Lawrence and Mercer counties and part of Butler County making up the new 16th Congressional District for the 2018 election. When you go to the polls, or in the mail, you will be given three separate ballots, one for the Democratic Party, one for the Republican Party and one for the Green Party.

Anyone can select a nonpartisan or Democrat ballot, but only people who are registered as Republicans can select the GOP ballot. Wealthy photojournalist Scott Wallace - whose grandfather was Vice-President Henry Wallace - has relatively weak ties to the district, but also has money to burn, which he's used to blast rival Rachel Reddick, a Navy veteran, for having been registered as a Republican until recently. She's picked up all the national endorsements, from Planned Parenthood to People for Bernie Sanders.

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Republican Rick Saccone, who lost to Lamb, is seeking redemption in a Pittsburgh-area district that favors the GOP. Scott Wagner and attorney Laura Ellsworth. The victor faces Democratic incumbent Rep. Matt Cartwright.

At the state level, Gov. Tom Wolf from York County is unopposed for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

For Democrats, incumbent Lt. Gov. Michael Stack will face four challengers: Nina Ahmad, Kathleen Cozzone, John Fetterman, and Raymond Sosa.

And in House District 15, which includes North Albany, Republican Shelly Boshart Davis, Democrat Jerred Taylor and Independent Cynthia K. Hyatt are going through the nominating process and will vie to succeed the retiring Andy Olson in the November general election. It also has a governor and U.S. Senate seat to defend. "Butch" Otter; and Tommy Ahlquist, a businessman and physician who has the support of 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney. They will find out who their Democratic opponents will be after Tuesday's primary.

Incumbent Democratic Gov. Kate Brown is favored to emerge Tuesday as her party's nominee in the fall. And party efforts to thin the field have produced severe tensions, threatening their prospects in some key races.

OR is among eight states where Democrats control the governorship and both houses of the state legislature.