"If it is against Scott Wagner, and if it is for Democratic candidates, this is going to be an incredibly bad year for Pennsylvania Republicans".
Associated Press writer Claudia Lauer contributed from Havertown, Pennsylvania.
The four-term Republican House member and founding member of the conservative House Republicans' Freedom Caucus is one of three GOP candidates for governor in Idaho, a state so heavily Republican that the primary goes a long way to determining the general election.
The Pennsylvania primary is highlighted by a new congressional map, with redrawn districts forcing incumbents to run in new districts or, in some cases, prompting them to not seek re-election. Right now the entire US House delegation from PA is male (not to mention overwhelmingly Republican).
OR is among eight states where Democrats control the governorship and both houses of the state legislature.
John Fetterman has won a five-way Democratic Party primary race for lieutenant governor, making Lt. Gov. Mike Stack the first holder of the office to lose in a primary election.
In the race for United States Senate, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, a Trump stalwart, prevailed over state Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver.
The 5th Congressional District, which now leans Democratic, has an open seat following the resignation of Rep. Bob Casey have faded recently.
Barletta endorsed Trump for president.
Fitzpatrick, a former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and Federal Bureau of Investigation supervisory special agent in California, first won the seat in 2016, taking it over from his brother, Mike, who retired after four terms. The president also recorded telephone calls last weekend backing Barletta "fully, strongly and proudly". He's running against Guy Reschenthaler for the GOP nomination in the deep-red western Pennsylvania district. She will face Democrat Jane Raybould, who attracted widespread attention when she repeatedly refused to say in a television interview whether she would have voted for the sweeping GOP tax law.
Early Tuesday afternoon, Trump tweeted: "Nebraska - make sure you get out to the polls and VOTE for Deb Fischer today!" Renacci won and Blankenship lost.
Nebraska's Republican senator and governor are favored to keep their seats in November.
In the district, viewed as a tossup in the general election, candidates diverge on core Democratic Party issues, and it is driving the race.
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will face Republican state Sen.
Republican voters decided among three candidates to challenge Wolf, who ran uncontested and is seeking a second term. The GOP contest for U.S. Senate was sleepier but could still play a role come November in deciding whether Republicans maintain control of the chamber.
Wolf past year ordered an investigation into the treatment of state employees by Stack and his wife and stripped Stack of state police protection.
The most closely watched race was in the district around Allentown, Pennsylvania, where a bevy of Democrats battled to replace incumbent U.S. Representative Charlie Dent, one of the few remaining moderate Republicans in the House.
For Democrats, the primaries were a test of whether the progressive vision embodied by the Sen.
Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello withdrew from the race after the new districts were announced. Earlier this year, Democrat Conor Lamb won a special election in a Pittsburgh-area district where Trump had defeated Hillary Clinton by 20 percentage points. The White House later contended that it was Lamb who had had embraced the president's policies and vision.
Beyond those two races, Democrats are expected to win three contests in districts in suburban Philadelphia that have been redrawn to favor them.
During the primary, Eastman assailed Ashford for not being liberal enough, campaigning on a Medicare-for-all pledge and arguing she would push for tougher gun laws. But, for the first time, Omaha-area Democrats have options for the state's lone urban House district. Nonetheless, the congressional strains are extra geographically compact below the brand new map, which might present a gap for Democrats to flip seats which have historically leaned Republican.
Ten Democratic candidates were all vying for the nomination on Tuesday.
Buehler, who ran for secretary of state in 2012, was the most centrist of the Republican front-runners. The Idaho GOP gubernatorial primary has become another nasty fight, with the Republican candidates trying to establish their outsider credentials.
Other Republicans hoping to challenge ballot Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in the November election are Paul Mango, a former health care systems consultant; and Laura Ellsworth, a commercial litigation attorney and former chairwoman of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce. Politico reported that former Rep. Tim Murphy - whose resignation a year ago amid a sex scandal prompted the March special election in the first place - has been working to undermine Saccone's campaign.
As Democrats try to take control of the House, they will need 23 seats nationally to do so.