It's Primary Day in Pennsylvania - and Four Other States

Headline Roundup May 17th, 2022

Pennsylvanians cast their votes on Tuesday in nationally watched Gubernatorial and Senate primaries. In the GOP Gubernatoriial primary, State Senator Doug Mastrino was recently endorsed by former President Donald Trump and holds a comfortable advantage.  In the GOP Senate Primary, there is a tight race between Trump-backed candidate and TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, conservative commentator Kathy Barnette, and businessman David McCormick. Democrats hope that their likley nominee for the U.S. Senate, John Fetterman, will mend from a recent stroke and go on to beat any of the Republicans candidates in November, who they believe have demonstrable flaws.

Primaries are also being held today in Kentucky, Idaho, Oregon, and North Carolina, where Trump-backed Senate candidate Representative Ted Budd is likely to win the primary.

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The polls opened on May 17 for the closely-watched primary elections for the U.S. Senate and the governor’s seat in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) is term-limited, and Sen. Pat Toomey (R) is retiring. Voters in the Keystone State will determine who meets in the general election to fill the seats.

In the U.S. Senate race, the Donald Trump-endorsed celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz has spent $12 million of his own funds on the campaign. Hedge fund executive and former U.S. Treasury Department official David McCormick has poured $11 million into the hotly contested...

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Democratic hopes are on a knife-edge in the U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania, where both parties hold their primaries Tuesday.

On one hand, Democrats believe Republican voters could do them an unintentional favor in whomever they choose as their nominee. 

The top tier of the GOP field is comprised of TV personality Mehmet Oz, conservative commentator Kathy Barnette and businessman David McCormick — all of whom Democrats believe have potentially fatal flaws.

On the other hand, the shock has not yet faded in Democratic circles that the clear front-runner in their Senate primary,...

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Voters head to the polls Tuesday to choose their party nominees in a high-profile Pennsylvania Senate race that has had some shocking last-minute twists, from the stroke suffered by Democratic front-runner John Fetterman to the late surge by far-right Republican Kathy Barnette.

Fetterman, 52, announced Sunday that he was resting after a stroke and is “well on my way to a full recovery.” He added: “Our campaign isn’t slowing down one bit, and we are still on track to win this primary on Tuesday, and flip this Senate seat in November.”

His rivals, U.S. Rep. Conor...

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