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Shamaine Daniels wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District.

May. 19, 2022 16:06 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shamaine Daniels wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District.

Lisa Scheller wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District.

May. 19, 2022 16:01 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lisa Scheller wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District.

Guy Ciarrocchi wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District.

May. 19, 2022 15:46 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guy Ciarrocchi wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District.

Oz, McCormick still neck and neck in Pa. GOP Senate primary

May. 18, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick spent Wednesday essentially tied in Pennsylvania's hotly contested race for the Republican nomination to fill an open U.S. Senate seat. It's also expected to be among the party's most...

Pennsylvania judge halts bridge tolling plans, for now

May. 18, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ordered a temporary halt to Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to toll as many as nine major bridges on interstates in Pennsylvania, siding Wednesday with Cumberland County and a handful of municipalities that are challenging the process as both illegal and...

How Pa. GOP gov pick could turn election lies into action

May. 18, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Doug Mastriano is not the only candidate who won a Republican primary on Tuesday after embracing Donald Trump's lie that the 2020 election was stolen. But no GOP contender did more to subvert that presidential election -- and no one may be better positioned to subvert the...

Pennsylvania lawmakers see terms ended by primary defeats

May. 18, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One of the Pennsylvania Legislature’s most powerful Republicans lost a primary race and another was in real danger Wednesday of going down to defeat, both targeted by challengers from the right. As vote counting continued, state Sen. Pat Browne of Lehigh...

Takeaways: Election denier wins, bad behavior dooms Cawthorn

May. 18, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's influence was enough to elevate his Senate candidate to victory in North Carolina on Tuesday, while his pick in Pennsylvania remained in a tough fight in that state's Senate primary. In a key congressional race, a Republican...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

May. 18, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice. May 17, 2022. Editorial: GOP primary sets up fight for democracy Primary election day dawned this morning with Pennsylvania Republicans doing their best imitation of Pennsylvania Democrats. For months, they have watched...

Legislative leaders in tight contests as counting continues

May. 18, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two of the Pennsylvania Legislature's most powerful Republicans were in real danger of going down to defeat to challengers from the right Wednesday as vote counting continued in the primary election. State Sen. Pat Browne of Lehigh County was a few dozen...