Pa. Primaries to watch

March 6, 2008 7:09:35 PM PST
TOP PENNYSLVANIA HOUSE PRIMARY TO WATCH: Twelve candidates - nine Republicans and three Democrats ? are competing for the state's only open congressional seat, which is in north-central Pennsylvania. The candidates seeking to replace retiring Republican Rep. John Peterson include elected officials, business owners, a journalist and Iraq war veteran and the great-grandson of a well-known bakery founder. There is no clear front-runner.

ALSO NOTEWORTHY: In northeast Pennsylvania, Republican businessmen Chris Hackett and Dan Meuser are already running TV ads against each other as they compete for the opportunity to challenge Rep. Chris Carney, a freshman Democrat in a heavily Republican district.