Pennsylvania HD-78: This is an open Republican seat consisting of Fulton County and parts of Bedford and Huntington Counties (directly southeast of Johnstown). The candidates here are Democrat Barbara Barron, a retired school principal, and Republican Jesse Topper, a Republican state committeeman. This is another heavily-Republican district, going 72-27 for John McCain in 2008 and approximately 77-22 Romney in 2012.Three scheduled special elections in Alabama were on tap, but have been delayed one week due to weather.
Texas HD-50: This is the runoff for an open Democratic seat that blooms out of Austin into northeastern Travis County. The candidates are Democrat Celia Israel, a realtor, and Republican Mike VanDeWalle, a chiropractor.
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