That decision - in combination with a sex scandal - led to two resignations and one retirement from Republican incumbents in the state, and a landscape in which Democrats have got a shot at picking up four net House seats, and possibly more.
Voters throughout OR will make their voices known Tuesday night as the results will be announced on the myriad issues and candidates for various offices on the May 2018 primary ballot.
- The biggest offices are up for grabs - including governor, superintendent of public instruction, USA representative, lieutenant governor, and every seat in the Idaho Legislature.
Republicans in the new 9th Congressional District, which includes Montour County and the eastern portion of Northumberland County, will select Dan Meuser of Luzerne County, George Halcovage of Schuylkill County or Scott C. Uehlinger of Berks County, has their nominee. That's more than any time since 1984, when Pennsylvania had 23 seats in the House.
Three Democrats are running for their party's nomination.
Ten Democrats are running in suburban Philadelphia's 5th District, where Rep. Patrick Meehan resigned last month amid allegations he sexually harassed a former employee and where Clinton also beat Trump.
OR is a heavily Democratic state, and Brown is favored to retain the governorship.
However, Greenville residents who are non-partisan and third-party registrants will be able to vote today in the borough's home rule referendum.More news: Dozens dead in clashes as United States opens Jerusalem embassy
"Voters have a right to know just what's at stake given these Republican candidates' troubling records", added HMP director Charlie Kelly.
For the 16th Congressional District, Democrats will choose from Ron DiNicola of Erie County, Robert D. Multari of Mercer County and Christian Rieger of Butler County.
Voters will see three ballot questions on Tuesday. 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. She says she voted for Republican Pearl Kim for Congress.
Compared to last week's statewide slugfests in Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia, the primaries being held in four states today are relatively quiet, even if the outcomes aren't always clear.
Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador hopes the trend ends there. "Butch" Otter; and Tommy Ahlquist, a businessman and physician who has the support of 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Lt. Gov. Brad Little is seeking the GOP nomination, with Otter's endorsement, while Tommy Ahlquist, an emergency room doctor turned developer, hopes his outsider status carries him as it did IN businessman Mike Braun IN last week's GOP Senate primary. The interest among candidates belies the uphill climb for the party in the Democratic-leaning state. State Rep. Knute Buehler, businessman Sam Carpenter and Naval officer Greg Wooldridge are among the choices.
Incumbent Democratic Gov. Kate Brown is favored to emerge Tuesday as her party's nominee in the fall.
Today, with Wolf unopposed for governor, only the 112th House race is even contested, though it's a hot contest and should again attract a higher percentage of Democrats than the county as a whole.