Four Republicans are running for the Assembly seat: Colleen Locke-Murphy, Jon Plumer, Darren Schroeder and Spencer Zimmerman. Democratic candidates in the newly created 4th Congressional District (State Rep. Madeleine Dean, Shira Goodman and Joe Hoeffel) could change that. U.S. House District 21, represented by outgoing Republican Lamar Smith, includes Hays County and parts of San Marcos, Buda, Kyle and Austin.
In fact, statewide, Republican candidates have embraced the president. As Reuters put it, "Although almost two of three young voters polled said they do not like Republican President Donald Trump, their distaste for him does not necessarily extend to all Republicans or translate directly into votes for Democratic congressional candidates". Ken Krawchuk is running unopposed as the Libertarian candidate. Scott Wagner of York County.
Young people overwhelmingly supported Bernie Sanders during his 2016 campaign for president.
"We're experiencing some of the challenges that come with high levels of enthusiasm - people jump in who have some problems in their background that raise concerns". Voters will chose nominees for the general election in November.
As it happens, the idea that Pennsylvania should open its primary election process is gaining a bit of momentum.
Republicans have more choices on local ballots Tuesday. The victor will face two-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., in the fall.
Five candidates want the nomination.
Glenn Thompson, the incumbent, faces no opposition for the Republican nomination. The son of the late former governor, he's uncontested in the primary. (Jim Renacci won his primary for Ohio Senate, but failed to crack 50% against relatively weak competition.) Rep. Raul Labrador is the next Republican congressman up for a promotion, and he is in a tough race against Lt. Gov. Brad Little and businessman Tommy Alquist.
20TH STATE SENATE DISTRICT: State Sen. But while his possible nomination smarts for progressives, it's unclear whether he'd be Democrats' strongest chance at winning the seat.
The Democratic candidates have spent much of their time criticizing the governor and his policies.
Under the new boundaries, Democrats expect to flip two seats while three others are considered toss ups.
House District 8, Republicans will choose from Thomas McNutt and Cody Harris.
111TH STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: State Rep. Jonathan Fritz, a Honesdale Republican; Becky Kerr-Kinney, a New Milford Twp.
And two Republican House lawmakers from the Philadelphia suburbs, Reps. Republican; Orlando Marrero, a Hawley Democrat.
Polls open at 7 a.m. for Pennsylvania's 2018 primary election.
The last day to register to vote or change registration information for this primary election is June 1.
For Altoona area Democrats, the write-in option is particularly relevant, since that party doesn't have a candidate on its ballots for the 79th District seat in the state House of Representatives.