All told, five women won contested Democratic primaries in Pennsylvania Tuesday.
But she faces a hard race: Idaho hasn't elected a Democratic governor since 1990, and the Republican Party now controls a supermajority on all federal, state and legislative seats.
It looks like Pennsylvania's Democratic voters turned to a set of female candidates to lead the resistance to President Donald J. Trump in the battle for the U.S. House of Representatives this year.
OR and Idaho also held primary elections.
Meuser goes into the general election as a clear favorite in the new 9th District, which leans heavily Republican.
In some areas of battleground Pennsylvania, women are not only getting attention for taking on male candidates, but for getting into large-scale skirmishes with each other: "The blessing and the challenge of having multiple women running for a single seat or a single nomination is that first, [it] makes us all make a choice between them", Dittmar said in a phone interview as voters headed to the polls.
OR is a vote-by-mail state, where ballots must be received by 11 p.m. ET.
Democratic discord in at least two contests could diminish the party's hopes come November.
Rep. Lou Barletta was trying to get past his primary challenger, state Rep. Jim Christiana. Wild will have a good chance at reaching Congress, but the race is less solidly Democratic as the fourth district. The messy Democratic primary showcases the competing factions in the party as it tries to flip such districts.
Region remains under severe-thunderstorm watch until 9 pm
The storm was also responsible for a house fire in Grand Island when lightning struck a home at 3204 Knights Road. The storms could blow in during the afternoon commute, or they could hold off until early evening.
Another candidate, Chrissy Houlahan, has also played up a military background in her Sixth District run. Meanwhile, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer's NextGen America has attacked Morganelli in the primary campaign as a "pro-Trump Democrat". She is an attorney with Ballard Spahr and has worked extensively with nonprofits.
Another vacancy is in the 5th District, which includes the southern Philadelphia suburbs. Pat Meehan in the face of a sexual harassment scandal. The governor's race attracted a crowded field of Republicans.
Because that seat is widely viewed as a safe Democratic seat in all major House rankings, it is likely that Dean will defeat Dan David, her Republican opponent, in November - barring a major shift in the news. Guy Reschenthaler in the primary.
Even candidates who don't make it to the general election are still establishing name recognition and donor networks, she said: "They're pushing other candidates to address issues and concerns that are important to them and their communities".
Trump edged Democrat Hillary Clinton by less than 1 percentage point in Pennsylvania in 2016's presidential election.
Pennsylvania's congressional delegation next year will no longer be made up of only men.
Nebraska: Will progressive or moderate win out? . Ashford, 69, has the endorsement of the Democratic establishment, including the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and is portraying himself as the one who can win in a swing-voting district in November. Bacon narrowly defeated Ashford in 2016, after the Democrat had served one term. He ran against nonprofit executive Kara Eastman. Ashford once opposed banning assault weapons, but he has since changed his mind and has been endorsed by former Arizona Rep.
If Eastman prevails in the primary, the race could be considered out of reach for Democrats in this district that Trump carried by just 2 percent in 2016.
Republican Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is not seeking re-election after three terms. There are three top Republican candidates fighting to replace him: Rep. Raúl Labrador, one of the founders of the House Freedom Caucus, which has often clashed with leadership; Lt. Gov. Brad Little, the establishment favorite; and Tommy Ahlquist, a real estate developer and former physician who argues he is the outsider most like Trump.