Of the four states holding primary elections tomorrow, two feature US Senate nomination contests.
In Nebraska, Sen. Deb Fischer (R) stands for re-nomination. She faces only minor opposition in the Republican primary, and is expected to sail through tomorrow’s vote. On the Democratic side, Lincoln City Councilwoman Jane Raybould is expected to win the party nomination. She has three opponents in tomorrow’s contest; the most significant of whom is retired state circuit judge Frank Svoboda. Sen. Fischer is a heavy favorite to win re-election to a second term in this reliably Republican state.
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (D) has no Democratic opposition in the big Keystone State primary. Four-term US Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Hazelton) is a heavy favorite to defeat state Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington Counties) in the GOP contest. While Sen. Casey begins the general election as the favorite to win a third term, Rep. Barletta will be a competitive Republican nominee.
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