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In Pennsylvania, Rep. Barletta faces skeptics in Senate race

May. 19, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Long before he got into politics, Lou Barletta was an aspiring professional baseball player who, he says, flunked a tryout with Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds because he couldn't hit a curveball. Now that he's challenging two-term Democratic Sen. Bob Casey in the fall...

Trump backs 2 successful US Senate nominees in primaries

May. 16, 2018 8:56 AM EDT

President Donald Trump backed two successful U.S. Senate nominees in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which were among four states holding primaries Tuesday. The primaries began to settle swing state Pennsylvania's chaotic congressional landscape after a court fight ended with redrawn districts just three months ago....

The Latest: Trump celebrates Barletta, Fischer primary wins

May. 16, 2018 8:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections (all times local): 8:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is congratulating two of his favored candidates, Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania and Deb Fischer in Nebraska, who won their U.S. Senate primaries. In a pair of tweets Wednesday morning, Trump said...

GOP makes picks for gov, Senate; women crash US House races

May. 16, 2018 1:55 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Republicans picked a tough-talking state senator and a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump to be their party's nominees for governor and U.S. Senate, as a big splash in U.S. House primaries made it more likely that women will break the all-male hold on...

Winners of contested races in Pennsylvania's primary

May. 16, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

The winners of contested races for governor, lieutenant governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House in Pennsylvania's primary on Tuesday. Three U.S. House primaries were too close to call Tuesday night. US SENATE Four-term U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta won a two-way Republican primary. He will face two-term Democratic U.S....

Wagner wins GOP gubernatorial nod; Barletta to take on Casey

May. 16, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Republicans picked a tough-talking state senator and a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump to be their party's nominees for governor and U.S. Senate, setting the stage for what is expected to be a hotly contested general election two years after Pennsylvania...

The Latest: Dem wins in redrawn congressional district

May. 15, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Pennsylvania primary election (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Mary Gay Scanlon has won a 10-way Democratic primary in a southeastern Pennsylvania congressional district that's likely to flip to the Democrats following a court-ordered redrawing of the state's political...

Barletta, Trump backer, wins GOP nod to take on Sen. Casey

May. 15, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Four-term U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who first got national notice as a small-city mayor for his attempted crackdown on illegal immigration, on Tuesday won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. Barletta had paid little...

Lots of choices and races for Pennsylvania primary voters

May. 14, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters have a lot to think about when they hit the polls for Tuesday's primary, including a hotly contested Republican primary for governor. Also on the card are a five-way race for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, a Republican primary to pick who will...

Pennsylvania's sleepy Senate race could still play key role

May. 12, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — 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. U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta is heavily favored over state Rep. Jim Christiana in Tuesday's Republican primary election to...