Pennsylvanians set to go to polls for primaries on Tuesday

People cast their votes at a polling place in South Philadelphia

People cast their votes at a polling place in South Philadelphia

This is the first primary that will adhere to the new Congressional Districts drawn by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court earlier this year. Scott Wagner, R-York, and former healthcare executive Paul Mango of Allegheny County.

State Rep. Dave Reed, an Indiana County Republican and House majority leader, wants to get independents off the sidelines.

The Republican Party has endorsed in every gubernatorial primary since 1978, and in every case that endorsed candidate won the party nomination. In addition to being a state rep for 10 years, he is a former Pittsburgh police chief. In the Senate, he rolled up one of the most conservative voting records and has transformed his reputation of party gate-crasher into that of party bedrock.

In a special election for the 2nd Ward seat on Coatesville City Council, Libertarian Kevin Anderson is challenging Democratic Councilwoman Delores Williams, who is running a write-in campaign to retain her seat; Democrat Donald Folks is also running a write-in campaign for the seat.

Only those candidates who are endorsed by a county party committee, made up of party members from the voting districts in each municipality and a leadership team, get to use the county committee's name or slogan on the ballot.

It's to be hoped that Blair voters of both parties will turn out en masse, to help provide a true picture of the mood of this state, even though Blair Democrats have only one major office for which to make a selection - lieutenant governor. Voters will chose nominees for the general election in November.

Casey is unopposed for the Democratic nomination.


It's primary season in Pennsylvania once again.

113TH STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: State Rep. Marty Flynn, a Scranton Democrat; no Republican on the ballot. The map was approved in a 4-3 decision.

House districts in OR are safer for Republicans, who held all but one of their seats in the chamber by margins of 5 percentage points OR more in the most recent election.

If you live outside of the new 12th district, information about all of the May 15 primary elections can also be found here.

In the Allentown area's new 7th District, six Democrats are competing for the nomination in a seat being vacated by seven-term Rep. Charlie Dent.

The Office of the City Commissioners, which oversees Philly elections, has offered several dedicated lines for specific issues to Philly voters. There are still four days left for candidates to file.

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