Trump backs 2 successful US Senate nominees in primaries

Trump backs 2 successful US Senate nominees in primaries

Trump backs 2 successful US Senate nominees in primaries

Fetterman had made a failed bid in 2016 for the U.S. Senate. Republicans sought a more moderate candidate for the race but were unable to persuade other prospects to run.

President Donald Trump backed two successful U.S. Senate nominees in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which were among four states holding primaries Tuesday.

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.

Barletta's campaign said Saturday it sent a recorded telephone call of Trump criticizing Casey and telling hundreds of thousands of registered Republicans why he supports Barletta "fully, strongly, and proudly", CNBC reported.

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Democrats will also pick a candidate in the 5th District, an area vacated by former GOP Rep. Patrick Meehan, where the Democrats are all but certain to make one of the 23 pickups they will need to take control of the House. Mr. Trump captured the state in 2016 by less than one percentage point, becoming the first Republican to win Pennsylvania since 1988.

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Wallace, who has spent closely on the race, has fought allegations of carpetbagging over his transfer again to his residence state from Maryland after he reportedly was recruited to run. But strategists in both parties believe Casey, who has stockpiled almost $10 million for the campaign, has the advantage. Her Democratic opponent is Lincoln City Councilwoman Jane Raybould. This time, he was defeated by state Sen.

Nevertheless, the overload of open seats has resulted in a number of outsized Democratic main fields - reminiscent of within the new seventh District, the place six Democrats had been operating to interchange Republican Rep. Charlie Dent, who has stepped down.

In Idaho, Rep. Raul Labrador - an influential member of the House Freedom Caucus - is one of three front-runners in a crowded gubernatorial primary. Although Omaha's strong Democratic core is balanced out by more conservative suburbs, the district gives Democrats a fighting chance of capturing a congressional seat in a state that is otherwise overwhelmingly Republican.

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Some of Barletta's House GOP colleagues, including Rep.

Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor has become the first holder of the office to lose in a primary election.

Buehler, who ran for secretary of state in 2012, was the most centrist of the Republican front-runners.

Nebraska Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts faced a primary challenger, but he was favored to win his party's nod, as well as a second term in November.

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

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