Statewide, Congressman Lou Barletta unofficially beat State Rep. Jim Christiana in Tuesday’s republican primary for U.S. Senate. Barletta will face incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Casey in November. Barletta won the state party endorsement and is a favorite of President Donald Trump. Casey is a strong critic of the president.
In the race for Pennsylvania’s Governor, Republicans Scott Wagner, Paul Mango and Laura Ellsworth are vying to face Gov. Tom Wolf in November. At 10 p.m., the Associated Press has declared Scott Wagner the winner of the Republican primary race in Pennsylvania for governor.
In Pennsylvania’s General Assembly, the only real contest in this year’s primary was in the 12th legislative district, which includes much of southern Butler County. Longtime incumbent Republican Daryl Metcalfe was running unopposed and will be seeking another term this November. Democrats Daniel Smith Jr. and Honora Rockar were vying for the democratic nominee. With 86 percent of the precincts reporting, Smith was leading with 64 percent of the vote.