US Representative Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania is expected to defeat Republican Prime Minister Jim Christiana on Tuesday to determine who will meet current Democratic Sen. Bob Casey in November.
Barletta led Christiana with 80 percent of the districts nearly 112,000 votes of more than 495,000 votes. The four-member Congressman will have to face tough-fought two-in-office Casey, and Fox News' latest forecasts show that the seat is likely to remain in the hands of the Democrats.
"Lou has established himself as a tireless advocate for families from Pennsylvania," Chris Hansen, Executive Director of the Republican Senate Committee, said in a statement, "and his strong track record will undoubtedly defeat him over Bob Casey and his story of the flip-flop about the problems of the Pennsylvanians. "
Casey, who was unopposed for the nomination of Democrats, has turned against Trump's Supreme Court, many of his high profile candidates, and the GOP Tax Reduction Act.
"Tonight I will appeal to the Democrats and Independents in Pennsylvania who voted for Donald Trump," said Barletta in a victory speech to the fans. "If you're a Democrat or an Independent who voted for Donald Trump, you can not vote for Bob Casey, who has every single thing you voted for, and the agenda that this country stands for and the progress, Today we are stopping in America. "
Casey is one of the ten Democratic Senators to be re-elected this year in Trump-winning states, making him a target for the Republicans.
"This election will be a choice between a candidate who fights for work families and a candidate who fights for the corporate interests that stack the deck against them," Casey's campaign said in a statement. "It will be a choice between a candidate representing President Trump if he is wrong and a candidate who believes that President Trump can not go wrong."
Barlett's victory continues President Trump's winning streak in contested Republican primaries. Barletta was a Trump supporter before the 201
Last week, Trump urged the GOP Senate voters to support Rep. Jim Renacci in Ohio and oppose the former coalition executive Don Blankenship in West Virginia. Renacci won and Blankenship lost.
In the GOP Governors Primary, State Sen. Scott Wagner was projected to overthrow businessman, army veteran and first-candidate Paul Mango and face Democratic leader Tom Wolf in November.
Wagner, a gnawing millionaire, pumped more than $ 10 million of his own money into his campaign, and since last year has spread hundreds of thousands more around the state to sponsor GOP committees and candidates. But he'll be an outsider to Wolf, who has a significant cash advantage: Wolf came into his campaign account with $ 14 million, while Wagner reported $ 2.2 million.
As Republicans focused on primaries for statewide office, Democrats have kept a close eye on races they see as key in their efforts to win back the House of Representatives.
In the 18 home districts of the Keystone state on Tuesday ran 84 Colombian candidates, more than in any election year since 1984, when the state had 23 seats in the house. Seven of these 18 seats are vacant, largely due to the departure of five Republican MPs who have either resigned or no longer compete.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court added another crease to the race in February in a way many observers considered favorable for Democrats. The overburdening of open seats, however, led to several oversized primary democratic areas – as in the new 7th district, where six Democrats replaced Republican deputy Charlie Dent, who resigned. As many as ten Democrats were in the 5th district of suburban Philadelphia, where MP Patrick Meehan resigned last month for harassing a former employee. Both districts voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
In the southwestern corner of the state, the new 14th district offered a chance of repayment for Republican Rick Saccone. In March, Saccone narrowly lost a US House election to Democrat Conor Lamb in the old 18th district, who voted overwhelmingly for Trump in 2016.
On Monday, Saccone told Fox News that the 14th district is "a much stronger district for a person like me with conservative values, because I represent the values of that neighborhood, and it's far more conservative than the 18th." He faces Senator Guy Reschenthaler in the Republican pre-election period. Lamb, who is in the new 17th District, has no main democratically Democrat and will meet in November on the Republican US Representative Keith Rothfus, who currently represents the old 12th District.
Elsewhere, Democratic voters in the new 1st district decided between Scott Jeffrey Wallace and Rachel Reddick, a former naval officer. Wallace, who has spent heavily on the race, has tackled the allegations of carpet bagging on his return to his native state of Maryland after being reportedly recruited to run. Others have criticized Reddick for being a Republican by 2016.
"When I saw that Democrats needed a candidate in Bucks County, I knew I needed to rise," Reddick said in a recent online ad campaign. "I will not be afraid to play against Donald Trump."
Wallace, Reddick and Steve Bacher, the winner of the brave battle, will face Republican incumbent Brian Fitzpatrick in November.
Election day was marked by stormy weather, which overruled a handful of polling stations near Scranton, delayed counting paper votes, while a stormy gas leak temporarily closed a polling station in the small town of Delaware Water Gap in the Poconos Pocono record , Officials there kept it open until 10:30.
Fox News & # 39; Joseph Weber, Michelle Chavez and The Associated Press contributed to this report.