Barletta wins Republican nomination for US Senate

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey D Pennsylvania

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey D Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's thus-far sleepy U.S. Senate race this year could nonetheless play a key role in determining whether Republicans hang onto control of the chamber.

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U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta won the Republican primary for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania tonight, besting a lesser-known challenger in Beaver County-based state Rep. Jim Christiana and positioning himself as the Republican Party's hope for ousting longtime Democratic incumbent Bob Casey come November. Last week, Trump urged GOP Senate primary voters to support Rep. Jim Renacci in OH and oppose former coal company executive Don Blankenship in West Virginia.

Barletta was supported by President Donald Trump and the state GOP.

With 51 of 75 Lawrence County precincts reporting, businessman Paul Mango holds a almost 500-vote lead over state senator Scott Wagner in the GOP governor primary.

Christiana, 34, who spent the last decade as a state representative, won large portions of the western part of the state, but not enough to beat Barletta, who carried the central and eastern parts, where the former Hazleton mayor is well-known. Trump asked Barletta to run for Senate, and the president is expected to visit Pennsylvania to campaign for him.

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A familiar name - Rick Saccone, the former state lawmaker who lost to Lamb in March - is on the ballot in Pennsylvania's 14th District. Bob Casey this fall, CNBC reported. He faces state Sen.

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Elsewhere, Democrats were trying to unseat Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R, who was running for re-election in a swing district. The victor will face incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in November. Casey is "Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi's guy, and he's been a disaster in the Senate". Little is endorsed by his boss, outgoing Republican Gov. 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.

Even Christiana, his Republican primary opponent, made a point of criticizing Barletta's immigration rhetoric.

Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor has become the first holder of the office to lose in a primary election. The state has not elected a Republican governor since 1982.

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