Pennsylvania U.S. House district and Kentucky governor on the ballot May 21

On May 21, voters will decide on the next representative from Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District and party nominees for Kentucky’s November gubernatorial election. Ballotpedia will have live results from all three races available once polls close.
 
In Pennsylvania, Marc Friedenberg (D), a professor, and state Rep. Fred Keller (R) are running in a special election for the seat vacated by Tom Marino (R) in January 2019. Marino beat Friedenberg by 32 points in November 2018. Donald Trump (R) won the district by 36 points in 2016. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time. The special election is the first of three special elections to the U.S. House scheduled for 2019.
 
In Kentucky, Gov. Matt Bevin (R) faces state Rep. Robert Goforth (R), Ike Lawrence, and William E. Woods in the Republican primary to choose a gubernatorial nominee for the November general election. Bevin has the lead in both polling and fundraising and has also received the backing of Vice President Mike Pence (R).
 
Kentucky House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins, state Attorney General Andy Beshear, former state Auditor Adam Edelen, and retired engineer Geoff Young are seeking the Democratic nomination for governor. Adkins, Beshear, and Edelen have raised a collective $7 million and spent $5 million. Beshear has led in polling, and Edelen has led in fundraising. Polls in Kentucky are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time.
 



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