The race is heading for the final stretch between two Democrats seeking their party's nomination in Pennsylvania's 9th Congressional District, which stretches from Berks County all the way up to Luzerne County.
The two candidates -- Dr. Gary Wegman and Laura Quick -- are looking to flip the seat occupied by first-term Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser. Both Wegman, a dentist, fifth-generation farmer and lifelong Berks County resident, and Quick, a UPS driver, a board member of the United Way Capital Region, and a Lebanon County resident, lost in the 2018 primary election.
"Gary Wegman is bringing a lifetime of living in the 9th District to the table," said Wegman.
"I have a very good pulse on what's going on within the community, the issues of the people within the 9th Congressional District," said Quick.
Both candidates said their top priority is healthcare reform.
"We're not getting better. We're seeing greater inequality in the wages of the people in the 9th District and unfortunately, in my opinion, a lot of that has been sucked up by the high cost of healthcare," said Wegman.
"Why help give someone a leg up when they're already on the horse," said Quick. "I need to give people, the 99% who are struggling day-to-day, live paycheck week-to-week. Small businesses struggle. We need somebody down in Washington, D.C., who will fight for them, and that's what I plan to do."
Both have ideas on how to combat any future resurgence of COVID-19, saying choosing the right people for the job will make the difference.
Pennsylvania's primary election will be held next Tuesday, June 2. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.