Primary election day - what you need to know

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Some general-election races are set, but in others the primary resorts could make a difference.

Julie Nelson was at Manoa Presbyterian Church in Havertown Tuesday and says she voted for Democrat Greg Vitali for U.S. House District 5.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. Trump recorded an 11th-hour robo-call for his preferred Senate candidate, Republican Rep. Lou Barletta.

In the other three states holding May 15 primaries (Idaho, Nebraska, and Oregon), there is only one highly competitive House race in the offing for November: a likely rematch of the 2016 race in the Omaha-based Second District of Nebraska, in which Republican Don Bacon toppled freshman Democratic Representative Brad Ashford (though Ashford must survive a primary challenge from progressive Kara Eastman). Locally, a three-way race for Congress also could drive Republican turnout while a hot House race could drive the Democratic.

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A state senator from York County in Pennsylvania's hotly contested Republican primary for governor says he's "fairly confident" he'll prevail.

Opposition to President Trump, a redrawn congressional map and a string of Republican retirements in the state have opened the door for Democrats to pick up as many as half a dozen seats. She's picked up all the national endorsements, from Planned Parenthood to People for Bernie Sanders.

Gov. Tom Wolf is running unopposed for the Democratic ticket in the primary, while three GOP candidates are jockeying for a chance to face him in November. 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.

Royce, who built strong support in his district over 13 terms, won re-election with 58% of the vote in 2016. He has one primary challenger.

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Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is also up for re-election and will face Tuesday's GOP victor, which include state Sen. Scott Wagner is favored to win. The victor faces Democratic incumbent Rep. Matt Cartwright.

In addition, Republicans have four choices for their lieutenant governor nominee and Democrats have five.

On the Democratic side, Mike Stack, the current lieutenant governor, is being challenged by Kathi Cozzone, a county commissioner from Chester County, John Fetterman, the mayor of Braddock in Allegheny County, Ray Sosa, a businessman from Montgomery County and Nina Ahmad, a former deputy mayor of Philadelphia County.

In Idaho, a competitive Republican primary for governor features three leading candidates: Rep. Raúl R. Labrador, a founding member of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus; Lt. Gov. Brad Little, who has the support of outgoing Gov. C.L. Nick Fish is running for re-election and has a number of challengers.

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Incumbent U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans will seek another term in office, but will compete against Kevin Johnson in the Democratic primary. However, Democratic Gov. Kate Brown remains the favorite to win in November. And party efforts to thin the field have produced severe tensions, threatening their prospects in some key races. But the state's Democratic establishment is lining up behind A.J. Balukoff, a 72-year-old Idaho businessman who ran for governor in 2014.