Governor Races In Three States: Idaho, Oregon, and Pennsylvania

Tuesday Primary (May 17, 2022)—Three states — Pennsylvania, Oregon and Idaho — will on Tuesday select their party’s candidates for governor.

In Pennsylvania, just one Democrat is seeking to take the spot of incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who is term-limited: Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Leading the Republican primary is state Sen. Doug Mastriano, whose efforts to overturn the 2020 election in favor of Trump and ties to QAnon have raised concerns both in and outside the party. He currently leads the nine-person field by an average of 10 points, according to Real Clear Politics’ latest poling.

Oregon’s gubernatorial race is a crowded field. An astonishing 15 Democrats and 19 Republicans are running to replace incumbent Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, who is term-limited. A gubernatorial race hasn’t been this unsettled since 2002, when three viable candidates each from both sides of the aisle battled it out in the two primaries, the Salem Statesman-Journal reported. 

And in Idaho, a bitter civil war stirs between sitting Gov. Brad Little and sitting Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, who will face off in the state’s Republican primary Tuesday. The governor and lieutenant governor of Idaho don’t run for office on a joint ticket, according to the Idaho Capital Sun. On the Democratic ballot is only Stephen Heidt, an English as a Second Language teacher at Idaho’s state prisons who filed his candidacy the day before the state deadline, the Idaho State Journal reported.

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Source: USA Today contributed.

 

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