Pennsylvania voters voting in yesterday's primary election. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

The results of last night's primary elections in Pennsylvania, Oregon, Idaho and Nebraska produced few serious surprises but did set up some potentially historic storylines ahead of this fall's general election.

The big picture: The second big primary night of the midterm election cycle was a good night for incumbents from coast-to-coast and a great night for women in Pennsylvania, where an altered congressional map could pave the way for big changes.

  • Zero House incumbents lost in their primaries, per Politico.
  • A potential first: Paulette Jordan won Idaho's Democratic primary for governor, setting her up to potentially become the nation's first Native American governor, per CNN.
  • Two GOP Senate candidates — Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania and Deb Fischer in Nebraska — with President Trump's support came out on top. They each scored congratulatory tweets this morning.
  • 41 seats: The number of statehouse seats that have flipped in favor of Democrats since President Trump took office. Helen Tai won the Philadelphia-area district that Trump won by 3 points in 2016.
  • For the fifth straight election cycle in Oregon's 4th congressional district, GOP candidate Art Robinson will face off against Democratic Rep. Peter DeFazio — now in his 16th term, per the Corvallis Gazette-Times.
  • Seven women in Pennsylvania will be moving on to the general election for House seats, as Axios' Alexi McCammond noted. No women currently occupy any of Pennsylvania's House seats or statewide elected offices.
  • 11 points: That's the margin of victory for Guy Reschenthaler in the GOP primary for Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district over Rick Saccone, who lost to Rep. Conor Lamb in a hotly-contested special election earlier this year.
  • $7.8 million: That's how much the National Republican Congressional Committee plans to spend in the Philadelphia market alone this fall ahead of Pennsylvania's general election, according to the NYT.

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