In Washington County, the district attorney race between Deputy DA Kevin Barton and challenger Max Wall attracted big money, which in turn fed attack ads and charges that well-heeled interests from out-of-state were largely funding Wall's campaign.
State Rep. Mark Longietti, D-7, Hermitage, and state Rep. Parke Wentling, R-17, Greenville, face no opposition in either the primary or general election.
That decision - in combination with a sex scandal - led to two resignations and one retirement from Republican incumbents in the state, and a landscape in which Democrats have got a shot at picking up four net House seats, and possibly more.
Julie Nelson was at Manoa Presbyterian Church in Havertown Tuesday and says she voted for Democrat Greg Vitali for U.S. House District 5.
Also on tap are contested primaries for lieutenant governor and a slew of crowded U.S. House races following Pennsylvania's court-ordered redrawing of congressional district boundaries.
Ballots are due by 8 p.m. Tuesday and postmarks don't count. Trump recorded an 11th-hour robo-call for his preferred Senate candidate, Republican Rep. Lou Barletta. Earlier this year, Democrat Conor Lamb won a special election in a Pittsburgh-area district where Trump had defeated Hillary Clinton by 20 percentage points.
Pennsylvania's Seventh Congressional district, including Allentown, offers a classic ideological split, one that HuffPost says "embodies the fight for the future of the Democratic Party". Wealthy photojournalist Scott Wallace - whose grandfather was Vice-President Henry Wallace - has relatively weak ties to the district, but also has money to burn, which he's used to blast rival Rachel Reddick, a Navy veteran, for having been registered as a Republican until recently. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) endorsed a candidate, irking the backers of one of his opponents. But under the new lines, the special-election victor, Democrat Conor Lamb, is now in the 17th district, as are many South Hills voters who voted in March. Michele Lawrence will challenge him in the Democratic primary. Scott Wagner is favored to win. He will face Rep. Keith Rothfus (R) in November.
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is also up for re-election and will face Tuesday's GOP victor, which include state Sen.
The leading Democratic candidates are Paulette Jordan, a former state lawmaker who would be the country's first Native American governor; and A.J. Balukoff, the party's 2014 nominee. It also has a governor and U.S. Senate seat to defend. Republican Rep. Don Bacon may again be challenged by Democrat Brad Ashford, who he unseated in 2016.
Republican Pearl Kim will run unopposed.
Candidates for the state House of Representatives across the region, including four incumbents, are unopposed for nomination in the primary election today, but following today's vote, they will be back in the fall in their bid for election to a two-year term.
Trump on Tuesday urged voters to support incumbent Sen.
In Oregon, incumbent Democratic Gov. Kate Brown has drawn a pair of primary challengers but is expected to advance to the general election. And party efforts to thin the field have produced severe tensions, threatening their prospects in some key races.
OR is a heavily Democratic state, and Brown is favored to retain the governorship.