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The Primaries: What You Need To Know

15 May, 2018, 16:19 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Race for governor leads Pa. primary ballot

Three Republicans, Allegheny County lawyer Laura Ellsworth, Allegheny County businessman Paul Mango and York County state senator and businessman Scott Wagner, run for right to challenge Wolf in the General Election. Incumbents filing for re-election to county office included Auditor Vicky Dalton, a Democrat, as well as Clerk Tim Fitzgerald, Prosecutor Larry Haskell and Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, both Republicans. Bob Casey in November's election.

Elections Supervisor Willie Green said 850 people voted in the Republican primary compared to 364 in the Democratic primary as of the close of the polls Sunday night. 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.

Polls are open from 7 a.m.to 8 p.m. The 18th district includes Pittsburgh, the Mon Valley, and other areas south and east of Pittsburgh.

Democrat Lisa Brown officially filed to run against Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Washington's Fifth District Congressional seat. Conditional Voter Registration is only available in person at one of the election offices listed below.

In the 17th, Democratic Congressman Conor Lamb is running against Republican Congressman Keith Rothfus.

In one of the districts, Democrats are facing a competitive, crowded primary in which Sen.




A runoff is expected in the Republican governor's race and voters who cast their ballot in the Democratic primary won't be able to participate. Ashford, 69, has the endorsement of the Democratic establishment, including the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and is portraying himself as the one who can win in a swing-voting district in November.

To top it off, Democrats will probably maintain control of the state's governor's mansion as well. The interest among candidates belies the uphill climb for the party in the Democratic-leaning state.

May 21 is the deadline to register to vote or update voter registration information for the June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary if you want to vote at your regular polling place or vote by mail. Voters who identify as Democrats also outnumber their Republican counterparts by more than 9 percentage points.

"I think in some places, they have stars in their eyes", Nicholas said of Democrats' ambitions in the state.

"People are ready for something new", Jordan said in an interview.

In the Seventh District, Democrat Karen Hardy will again challenge Republican Shelly Short.

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