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Who's On The Primary Ballot For U.S. House Seats In Central Pennsylvania

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In Pennsylvania, candidates running in the primaries for U.S. House and Senate had to file their nomination petitions by the end of the day Tuesday. That deadline had been extended because of the legislative redistricting that took place.

In the 12th Congressional district, Democrats Mark Friedenberg, of Centre County, and Judith Herschel, of Susquehanna County, are seeking the nomination. Republicans running are Tom Marino, the incumbent from Lycoming County, along with Douglas McLinko, of Bradford County. The district includes the eastern half of Centre County and stretches from Perry County to the New York Border. 

The 15th district includes the western half of Centre County and stretches from Cambria to Warren County. Incumbent Glenn Thompson is running unopposed on the Republican ballot. Democrats Wade Jodun, of Centre County, and Susan Boser, of Indiana County, are competing for the Democratic nomination.

In the 13th district in southcentral Pennsylvania, Brent Ottaway is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination. Eight Republicans are in the running: Travis Schooley, Stephen Bloom, John Eichelberger, Douglas Mastriano, Bernard Washabaugh, John Joyce, Art Halvorson and Benjamin Hornberger.

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