Factbox: Five U.S. midterm primaries to watch May 17 in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Idaho

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Voters in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Idaho and Kentucky hold nominating primaries on Tuesday where voters will pick their parties' candidates for the U.S. Congress and other offices, helping to shape the field for the Nov. 8 midterm elections.

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ICYMI: Pennsylvania offers Democrats one of their best chances of picking up a Senate seat currently held by a Republican - the retiring Patrick Toomey - as they seek to retain their razor-thin majority in the chamber in the Nov. 8 midterm elections

Voters in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Idaho and Kentucky hold nominating primaries on Tuesday where voters will pick their parties' candidates for the U.S. Congress and other offices, helping to shape the field for the Nov. 8 midterm elections.

RegisterJohn Fetterman v. Conor LambState legislator Malcolm Kenyatta could also be a factor, after challenging Fetterman's record on racial issues in a recent debate. Polls show Fetterman in the lead.If no candidate receives 30%, a runoff will take place on July 26.

Republican Representative Madison Cawthorn has been a magnet for controversy since taking office in January 2021. He has been rebuked by his fellow Republicans for calling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy a "thug" and saying that he has witnessed cocaine use and been invited to orgies in Washington. He also faces accusations of sexual harassment and has been stopped twice for carrying firearms into airports.

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David McCormick v. Kathy Barnette Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters. Veronica Yoo, a spokesperson for Senate Majority PAC, said “Democrats are united behind an incredibly talented candidate” and that Beasley will have “the resource advantage to compete and share her story.com Register The Pennsylvania battle for the Republican U. North Carolina holds an 11-2 all-time edge over the Buckeyes, but Ohio State won the most recent matchup, blowing the Tar Heels out by a 25-point margin in Chapel Hill in December 2019.S.” Former DSCC Chair Patty Murray (D-Wash. Senate nomination has heated up in its final week." But Whitfield insists that we can’t move forward that way, nor can we afford to lose public education.

It features Mehmet Oz, a television wellness celebrity backed by former President Donald Trump, running against David McCormick, a wealthy former hedge fund CEO.” While Democrats could conceivably lose North Carolina and still hold the majority, it’s a vital seat for Republicans in a 50-50 Senate battle. Adding to the complexity, conservative commentator Kathy Barnette has put in a strong closing performance and the three candidates were virtually tied in a recent public opinion poll. John Fetterman v. Jonathan Felts, a spokesperson for Budd, said that “given their lack of initial investment, it’s obvious national Democrats are still not convinced the Beasley candidacy is viable or her campaign team is up to the job. Conor Lamb With incumbent Republican Senator Patrick Toomey retiring, Pennsylvania represents one of the best opportunities for Democrats to add to their razor-thin Senate majority, though President Joe Biden's low approval ratings could make that difficult. Democratic voters will choose between John Fetterman, a colorful progressive who has sought to burnish his working-class bona fides as lieutenant governor, and Congressman Conor Lamb, a centrist who currently represents a suburban Pittsburgh district in the House of Representatives. Even so, Republicans are gearing up for a potentially tough slog.” KEEP THE DALLAS OBSERVER FREE.

State legislator Malcolm Kenyatta could also be a factor, after challenging Fetterman's record on racial issues in a recent debate. Polls show Fetterman in the lead. Pat McCrory (R-N. Pat McCrory v. Ted Budd The contest to replace retiring Republican Senator Richard Burr in North Carolina pits former Governor Pat McCrory, a fiscally conservative standard-bearer of the Tea Party era, against Congressman Ted Budd, a member of the House who voted against certifying Trump's 2020 election defeat.), who lost badly to Budd in this month’s primary: “The polling says that, that’s not a personal assessment of mine, because I like Ted. Trump has endorsed Budd and several opinion polls have shown him leading McCrory and 12 other candidates. You can help by participating in our"I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.

If no candidate receives 30%, a runoff will take place on July 26.” Early polls show the North Carolina Senate race will be competitive, and the DSCC included North Carolina in its $30 million field organizing programs. The winner of this nominating contest will likely face Democrat Cheri Beasley, a Black woman who formerly served as chief justice of the state Supreme Court. Analysts say the race could be competitive in November, though Republicans are favored.” Ultimately, Tillis expects that Democrats will end up spending tens of millions of dollars in North Carolina. Madison Cawthorn v. Chuck Edwards Republican Representative Madison Cawthorn has been a magnet for controversy since taking office in January 2021. Not that he thinks it’s a good use of money.

He has been rebuked by his fellow Republicans for calling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy a "thug" and saying that he has witnessed cocaine use and been invited to orgies in Washington. He also faces accusations of sexual harassment and has been stopped twice for carrying firearms into airports. So it’s coming,” Tillis said. State Senator Chuck Edwards leads a field of seven Republican candidates looking to unseat him. The seat, based in the mountainous western part of the state, is considered safely Republican.” Filed under:. Brad Little v.

Janice McGeachin Idaho Governor Brad Little is facing a Republican primary challenge from Janice McGeachin, who recently spoke at a political conference hosted by a white nationalist. McGeachin, who is endorsed by Trump, has been dogging Little from the right as the state's lieutenant governor. She took the gubernatorial reins several times while Little was out of the state, issuing executive orders that banned mask mandates and ordering National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump's endorsement of McGeachin has perplexed political observers because Little is a staunch conservative who has not had public spats with Trump. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Reporting by Andy Sullivan; Editing by Scott Malone and Alistair Bell Our Standards: Sustainable Switch Subscribe to our sustainability newsletter to make sense of the latest ESG trends affecting companies and governments. Sign up Subscribe to our newsletter to get all the news you need to start your day. Sign up .