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Polls close in Pennsylvania's high-profile Senate and gubernatorial primary showdowns

Added 05-17-22 08:11:02pm EST - “The polls are now closed in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania, where Democratic and Republican primary voters are choosing nominees for governor and Senate” - Foxnews.com

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NEWTOWN, PA – The polls have closed in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania, where Democratic and Republican primary voters are choosing their party’s nominees for governor, and for the U.S. Senate in a race that could decide whether the GOP wins back the chamber’s majority in November’s midterm elections.

While former President Donald Trump isn’t on the ballot on Tuesday, his continued firm grip over the GOP is on the line in the Republican Senate showdown, following his endorsement and full court press of support the past week and a half for Mehmet Oz, one of the front-runners in the primary race.

Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz greets the media after voting in Pennsylvania's primary, on May 17, 2022 in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania (Fox News)

Also grabbing national attention is the likelihood that state Sen. Doug Mastriano — a strong supporter of Trump’s repeated attempts the past year and a half to relitigate his 2020 election loss, who was endorsed by the former president just three days ago — may win the GOP gubernatorial nomination. That could potentially cause the GOP major headaches in the general election.

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