Pennsylvania primary election results 2018

Pennsylvania primary election results 2018

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. "Bob Casey has resisted, rejected, and obstructed the president's agenda at every turn".

Lou Barletta backed Trump enthusiastically early in his campaign and the president returned the favor in the closing days of the Pennsylvania Senate primary.

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.

Barletta, who has represented the 11th Congressional District since 2011, garnered 64.1 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results released by the Pennsylvania Department of State. In March, Saccone narrowly misplaced a U.S. Home particular election to Democrat Conor Lamb within the outdated 18th District, which overwhelmingly voted for Trump in 2016.

He's being challenged by Pa. Rep. Jim Christiana of Beaver County who says it's time for young conservatives. Casey is a strong critic of the president. "Butch" Otter; and Tommy Ahlquist, a businessman and physician who ran with the backing of 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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Scott Baugh for Congress Scott Baugh a candidate operating for congress in California district 48

She will likely face Democrat Emily Best, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Casey is one of 10 Democratic senators vying for re-election in states that Trump won in the 2016 presidential election - which The Associated Press said puts a "target" on Casey's back for Republicans. "If you, like all of the others, want to keep it going this way, go out and vote for Lou".

The two-term senator is a native of Scranton and the son of a former Pennsylvania governor.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee congratulated Barletta on the win. Casey also has midterm political winds at his back: the party of the president almost always loses seats in Congress in midterm elections. But Barletta is still far behind Casey, who has brought in more than $10 million since the beginning of the cycle.

Trump makes history with foreign policy decisions Trump records robocall for Pennsylvania senate candidate ahead of primary May brings key primaries across nation MORE (R-Pa.) is projected to win the GOP primary in the marquee race for the Pennsylvania Senate seat now held by Sen. 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. Pat Toomey won by fewer than 2 percentage points.

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