According to News, polls have closed in Pennsylvania, where closely watched Republican primaries for Senate and governor are too close to call.
According to News, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who is recovering from a stroke sustained last week, is leading in the state’s Democratic Senate primary.
Meanwhile, Rep. Ted Budd, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has won the GOP primary in North Carolina’s Senate campaign and will face Cheri Beasley, the former chief justice of the state Supreme Court, in the general election, according to News.
The primaries in both states are part of a Tuesday slate.
Pennsylvania’s Senate and gubernatorial primaries provide further hints about Trump’s and the Republican Party’s future after months of animosity and tens of millions of dollars in TV commercials.
In the race to succeed retiring Republican Senator Pat Toomey, Trump’s buddy Mehmet Oz, a celebrity physician best known for his nationally syndicated daytime talk show, is in a three-way race for the GOP nomination. He and former hedge fund manager Dave McCormick have blasted advertising across the state’s airwaves. However, surveys have shown Kathy Barnette, a conservative commentator who has spent far less money and would be Pennsylvania’s first female and Black senator, rising late.
On the Democratic side, the stakes are lower. Fetterman maintains a big lead in the Senate primary polls, despite missing the final days of the campaign due to a stroke.
“We are extremely pleased with today,” Gisele Fetterman said after voting in their hometown of Braddock on Tuesday morning. “I believe he will soon be able to rejoice.”
“This is the seat that will determine the future of our country and where we go on topics that he has worked so hard on for the past two decades,” she said. “As a result, it’s a critical seat.” It’s a big deal.”
Josh Shapiro, the state attorney general, is running for governor of New York without opposition. Democratic Gov. Tom Corbett
Shapiro, who was slated to speak at a Johnstown election night rally, tweeted early Tuesday that he had tested positive for Covid and would isolate before returning to the campaign road next week.