Few contested races dot Crawford County's primary election today

2018 Siuslaw News

2018 Siuslaw News

Republican and Democratic voters are heading to the polls today to select their champions for November's general election, and Mark Wolosik, who heads Allegheny County's elections department, is expecting light turnout for today's primary.

At the federal level, Democrat U.S. Sen.

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. If she does, she will face the GOP primary victor from among state Rep. Knute Buehler, former Navy pilot Greg Wooldridge and entrepreneur Sam Carpenter.

Pat Donahue, chairman of the Crawford County Democratic Committee, is concerned about party turnout in the county. Bob Casey Jr.is unopposed in his bid for his party's nomination.

If you have any questions about this, please contact Lewis and Clark County Election Office by calling 406-447-8339 or email elections@lccountymmt.gov, or ask the election judge at the polls.

A Homeland Security official has met with Pennsylvania officials to discuss election security as voters choose Republican challengers to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. Sen.

Democratic voters in Mercer County - along with their counterparts in Erie, Crawford and Lawrence counties and part of Butler County - will choose a nominee to run for the 16th Congressional District seat. Locally, a three-way race for Congress also could drive Republican turnout while a hot House race could drive the Democratic. DiNicola and Rieger both are attorneys while Multari is a physician.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is also up for re-election and will face Tuesday's GOP victor, which include state Sen.

Stack has four Democratic challengers - Nina Ahmad, Kathi Cozzone, Ray Sosa, and John Fetterman.

House Majority PAC and Priorities USA Action will spend $270,000 on the ads, which target four Republican candidates across a trio of southern California House races that Democrats view as prime pick-up opportunities in November.

For races related to Pennsylvania's General Assembly, there are no contests in the primary for either Democrats or Republicans. On the Republican side, Michele Brooks of Mercer County, the incumbent state senator, seeks her party's nomination to try for a second term.

Pennsylvania primary voters will also decide the fate of President Donald Trump's pick for U.S. Senate.

The most competitive and crowded races are for the open seats for governor and the 1st Congressional District, but Idaho's lieutenant governor and state treasurer seats are also up for grabs without an incumbent. "Voted for Tax Cuts, unlike Bob Casey, who listened to Tax Hikers Pelosi and Schumer!"

The 65th District state House seat, covering eastern Crawford County, Warren County and part of Forest County, has Kathy Rapp of Warren County seeking nomination to an eighth term.

If any voter in Crawford County needs a ride to his or her polling place today, Crawford County Republican Party headquarters is offering free rides regardless of party affiliation.

Their pitches varied: [state legislator Knute] Buehler relied on his legislative experience and more-moderate track record; [Greg] Wooldridge said he is a "pragmatic conservative" with the right demeanor and leadership experience to guide the state; [Sam] Carpenter described himself as a Trump conservative who will be able to rally the Republican base needed for victory.

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