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A pair of primary races Tuesday will determine the Republican candidates in two special elections next month for the Legislature.

For the first time in Colorado, unaffiliated voters will be able to participate in either the Democrat or Republican election primary.

The new map means that Democrats could win up to 11 seats in Pennsylvania in midterm elections, said Michael Li, a lawyer with the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University's law school, which filed an amicus brief in the case.

The state House and Senate are narrowly controlled by Democrats; Republicans are hoping to reverse that or at least pick up seats.

OR is among eight states where Democrats control the governorship and both houses of the state legislature. They need 23 to win the House majority.

According to the state Department of State Division of Voter Registration, almost 1.2 million of the state's 8.4 million registered voters are independent or affiliated with minor parties.

Key battles in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, as well as contests in OR and Idaho, will get decided this week that could dramatically alter the contours of the House map. Courtesy of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The 18th district includes Pittsburgh, the Mon Valley, and other areas south and east of Pittsburgh. Democratic voters in the 12th District will select either Judy Herschel of Susquehanna County or Marc Friedenberg of Centre County as their nominee. Republicans are settling primary races to challenge one Democratic incumbent and to run in November's general election for four open seats. "There have been a decade of retirements in one cycle", Nicholas said. Their chances in the latter got a big boost when Rep. Ryan Costello announced he was stepping down.

Most significantly, the new map likely gives Democrats a better shot at winning seats in Philadelphia's heavily populated and moderate suburbs, where Republicans had held seats in bizarrely contorted districts, including one labeled "Goofy Kicking Donald Duck". Republican outside groups have already reserved millions in Philadelphia, a sign they're bracing for a cash onslaught.

Texans have the opportunity to take part in early voting this week in the May runoff elections.

Key leaders are running in this race, like state representatives and senators.

Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., at a hearing on Capitol Hill on March 15, 2018. The Republicans are Rick Saccone (who lost to Conor Lamb in the nationally watched special election) and Guy Reschenthaler.

Voters may have set up temporary mailing addresses through the U.S. Postal Service; however, the county Elections Office suggests updating their registration with the updated mailing address to ensure they are receiving election mailings, including ballots if they normally receive them by mail. The victor of today's primary will face incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, who is unopposed for the Republican nomination. The state's congressional delegation now does not include any women. U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Williamsport, who represented the old 10th District, will face off against Doug McLinko, of Bradford County. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. But the new district lines make a close race unlikely.

Lt. Gov. Brad Little is seeking the GOP nomination, with Otter's endorsement, while Tommy Ahlquist, an emergency room doctor turned developer, hopes his outsider status carries him as it did IN businessman Mike Braun IN last week's GOP Senate primary. Lamb's home is in what will be the new 17th district, which is now represented by Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus.

"Lou Barletta was one of the very first people to get behind me in Pennsylvania", Trump says in the recording.

Platt, the Democratic consultant, disagreed.

We are seeing a huge surge in candidate participation.

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