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Tuesday's Primaries Will Shape Decisive Battles For Congress

Seats critical to the Democrats' calculus for winning back the House are on the line Tuesday night, including many in Pennsylvania. The state's congressional districts were redrawn this Spring.
Voters in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Idaho and Oregon cast ballots in primary elections on Tuesday. Source: Benjamin Harte

Updated at 12:55 p.m. ET

Today could be one of the most crucial days yet in determining control of Congress in 2018.

There are more than a half-dozen competitive House seats on the table in Pennsylvania, which is one of four states holding its primaries Tuesday. Pennsylvania is a critical part of the Democrats' calculus for getting the 23 seats they need to win back control of the House, but there are ideological fights within the party that could impact the general election.

Democratic Party leaders have seen the candidates they think are strongest win out in earlier primary states like Illinois, North Carolina and Ohio. Pennsylvania is their next major

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