Wagner wins GOP gubernatorial nod; Barletta to take on Casey

Voters to cast primary ballots in four states today

It's primary day in Pennsylvania, where Republicans Lou Barletta and Jim Christiana are facing off for the right to challenge Democratic Sen. Barletta has served in Congress since 2011.

Casey was unopposed in the Democratic primary and will appear on the November 6 ballot across from Barletta, known for his uncompromising take on subjects like immigration and gun rights. Bob Casey in November's common election, although Fox Information' present projections present the seat is more likely to stay in Democratic arms.

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.

Barletta was a Trump supporter earlier than the 2016 presidential nomination was settled.

Casey is the son of a former Pennsylvania governor and is among 10 Democratic senators seeking re-election in states won by Trump.

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Pennsylvania hosted 21 contested primary races for the state's 18 U.S. House seats, the most since 1984. The court ruled that several Pennsylvania districts were gerrymandered in favor of Republicans and therefore violated the state's constitution.

Voters also chose candidates for a host of open seats in the GOP-controlled Legislature. Fischer is favored to win by a large margin, according to recent polls. Her Democratic opponent is Lincoln City Councilwoman Jane Raybould.

State Rep. Knute Buehler has emerged from a crowded primary to capture the Republican nomination for OR governor. Lyndon Johnson was the last Democrat to carry Nebraska in a presidential election, in 1964.

Republicans will trim their party's field of gubernatorial candidates from three to one to face Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. Labrador is a member of the House Freedom Caucus and is regarded as one of the most conservative members of Congress. Butch Otter. Idaho is routinely ranked as among the most Republican states in the nation. Hazleton approved Barletta's measures in 2006, denying permits to businesses that hire people in the country illegally and fining landlords who rent to them, but they were never enforced before the U.S. Supreme Court struck them down in 2014. Brown became governor in 2015 upon the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber following an ethics scandal, and she won a special election in 2016.

The lieutenant governor presides over the Senate and chairs the state pardons board, among other responsibilities.

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