While most people will be focused on Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, there are lots of pretty important down ticket races up for election this primary season. We are electing Statewide row offices including the open Attorney General seat, now that AG Kane has decided not to run for re-election. Our Conservative Republican United States Senator, Pat Toomey, is up for re-election, with a crowded field of Democratic contenders. Embattled Congressman Chaka Fattah is facing several challengers in his 2nd Congressional District Race. And finally, there are a bunch of competitive State Senate and State Representative Primary races across the city. To keep tabs on what is going on, bookmark this chart. We will do our best to add useful information as the campaign progresses.
Today was the deadline to file objections to nomination petitions filed by candidates to get on the ballot for the April 26 Primary Election. In other words, as of 5:00PM, we now know which Democratic candidates for office in Philadelphia have been challenged by their opponents in an attempt to knock them off the ballot. The list is below. By clicking on a name, you can read the latest status of the challenge on the court docket sheet for that challenge.