Polls Open In Pennsylvania Primary Election

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There are more than a half-dozen competitive House seats on the table in Pennsylvania, which is one of four states holding its primaries Tuesday.

Democratic Party leaders have seen the candidates they think are strongest win out in earlier primary states like Illinois, North Carolina and Ohio. Democrats were helped when the state Supreme Court (controlled by Democrats) voted to redraw the state's congressional map after finding the old one an unconstitutional gerrymander.

There are also a host of party primaries, other races and measures on the Central Oregon ballots.

And both Republicans and Democrats are watching the outcome of the gubernatorial primary as a bellwether for conservative Oregonians. The result is that Democrats could have a net gain of four or more of the 23 seats they need to gain nationally in order to take back the House.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m.to 8 p.m.

OR is a vote-by-mail state, where ballots must be received by 11 p.m. ET. The interest among candidates belies the uphill climb for the party in the Democratic-leaning state. On the Republican side, U.S. Rep. Louis Barletta of Luzerne County and state Rep. Jim Christiana of Beaver County are vying for that party's nomination.

In 2014, the middle of President Barack Obama's second term, Democrats had Wolf and three others seeking the governor nomination as well as a hotly contested 112th House District race featuring Kevin Haggerty and Frank Farina. 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.

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The 5th District has the most primary candidates among the city's three districts. If Wallace is the nominee, expect his wealth and time outside the area to be a prime GOP attack-line in this blue-collar district, which could jeopardize their hopes of flipping it.

U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, who now represents the old 1st District that includes portions of the new 5th District, will not seek re-election. The messy Democratic primary showcases the competing factions in the party as it tries to flip such districts. Casey is unopposed for the Democratic nomination today. He's an immigration hardliner who opposes abortion in most cases, and CNN reported he's deleted tweets slamming progressive groups and praising President Trump. Bernie Sanders of Vermont battled on the Democratic ballot.

Whichever Democrat wins will have to work to get the party fully behind them to face the GOP nominee - either Lehigh County Commission Chair Marty Nothstein, a former Olympic gold medalist in cycling, or former Lehigh County Commissioner Dean Browning.

Incumbent Wolf will face no challengers in the Democratic primary for governor.

The result: 40.9 percent of Democrats turned out, only 26.8 percent of Republicans. She has the backing of much of the state's political establishment, but other candidates could also prevail.

Another important Democratic primary in the Keystone State is in the suburban Philadelphia First District, where incumbent Republican Brian Fitzpatrick is now running in a district Clinton carried by two points in 2016. Guy Reschenthaler in the primary. Parts of Allegheny County, for example, voted in a March 13 special election to replace Congressman Tim Murphy in the 18th Congressional District.

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