Today is the primary election for Pennsylvania, and voters in Indiana County will be making choices regarding the candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, and U.S. senator today.
Many local races, including for state representative and for the U.S. Congress, have races where candidates run unopposed, and those candidates are expected to qualify for the November general election. However, the major statewide races for governor and lieutenant governor, as well as the race for the U.S. Senate, are expected to draw much of the attention. In the Democratic ballot, voters will choose between Alex Khalil, Connor Lamb, Malcom Kenyatta or John Fetterman for the US Senate, while Republicans will choose from Kathy Barnette, Dr. Mehmet Oz, George Bochetto, Jeff Bartos, Dave McCormick, Sean Gale and Carl. Sands.
The gubernatorial race has seen some activity lately, as two people dropped out of the Republican race after the Indiana County ballots were prepared: Melissa Hart and Jake Corman. Both put their endorsement behind Lou Barletta. Barletta comes in against Doug Mastriano, Nche Zama, Dave White, Bill McSwain, Charlie Gerow and Joe Gale. On the Democratic side, Josh Shapiro is running unopposed.
In the lieutenant governor’s race, Austin Davis, Ray Sosa and Brian Sims are running on the Democratic ticket, while Clarence Schillinger, James Jones, Rick Saccone, John Brown, Chris Frye, Jeff Coleman, Russ Diamond, Carrie Lewis DelRosso and Teddy Daniels is seeking the Republican nomination.
Although this is the primary election for both the Democratic and Republican parties, voters who have registered with a third party or who are independents are urged to vote today in Armstrong Township as a question on the liquor license must be the subject of an electoral referendum.
Polling stations (open at 7:00 a.m. and) will remain open until 8:00 a.m. tonight. We’ll have coverage of the election results on your hometown radio stations throughout the evening.