Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Global | By Shelia Dennis

Incumbent, state senator win Va. primaries in key House race

Incumbent, state senator win Va. primaries in key House race

The toughest choice for Democrats will be a close battle between Clark County Commission colleagues Steve Sisolak and Christina Giunchigliani - each hoping to be Nevada's first Democratic governor in two decades.

It is worth noting that though backing President Trump helped a number of Republican candidates in Tuesday's primaries, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's past endorsement of President Trump was not enough to help him break the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff later this month. Democrats in Nevada and ME are picking candidates they need to turn the tide on GOP-controlled Washington.

Polls will be open 6 a.m.to 7 p.m.

If Democrats stand any chance at taking back congressional seats in November while likewise holding onto vulnerable congressional seats now held by their own party, it is necessary that the party's message emphasizes centrism and unity. Tim Kaine. In South Carolina, Rep. Mark Sanford is facing an insurgent primary challenger who is attacking him for his criticism of Trump.

"People in rural communities have lost jobs and as a result are foregoing health care because they can not afford it, they are working two and three minimum wage jobs, because good paying jobs have left their communities by the thousands and families are suffering the consequences of twenty years of Republican rule in Florida,"said Florida Democratic Party chair Terrie Rizzo". State Attorney General Janet Mills and Iraq and Afghanistan wars veteran Adam Cote are both seen as strong Democratic candidates for the Fall. Democratic incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is expected to face off against the state's one sitting congressman, Rep. Kevin Cramer, who is the frontrunner for the GOP nomination. Trump won North Dakota by 36 points in 2016. Another competitive November election will be take shape here on Tuesday.

Republican Tiffany Jones had no primary opponent and advanced automatically to the general election.

Walker refused to call elections for the seats as mandated by state law, leading to Democrats speculating he was afraid Republicans would lose.

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Sanford was not the only establishment Republican to face a challenge Tuesday.

In a separate vote, a "people's veto" referendum overruled legislation passed by the GOP-controlled state legislature to revoke ranked-choice voting in the future, so it will be available at least for congressional races in November barring future judicial interventions.

On the GOP side, Ryan McAdams won the 4th District nomination over Shion Fenty.

WILL PARNELL WIN? Sanford is not the only politician in hot water in SC. He has more than 30 years experience as a pollster and political consultant. He faces strong challengers in Catherine Templeton and John Warren, among others. On the Democratic side, state Rep. James Smith - endorsed by Joe Biden - is seen as the one Democrat who can pull off the upset in deep red SC, should a "blue wave" extend that far south.

In North Dakota and Nevada, voters set the stage for two of the most competitive U.S. Senate races in November, when Democrats must pick up two seats to capture a Senate majority. Virginia Republicans haven't won a statewide race in almost a decade, and Kaine has a massive fundraising advantage over Stewart. Rosen easily defeated five opponents in the June 12 primary and will now take on the most vulnerable Republican Senate incumbent who hasn't made a decision to retire, Dean Heller, in what should be a close race in closely divided state. Bob Goodlatte, in a heavily Republican district.

The Comstock-Wexton race in Virginia's 10th Congressional District is seen as a tossup. CNN rates both as Lean Republican.

While Trump's action was good news for Dean Heller, it could wind up costing Republicans a rare shot at a Democratic-held House seat, Rosen's Third District. CNN rates it Likely Republican.

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Another key Trump supporter, Tarkanian, is favored in the Republican race for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District - one of two swing seats in Nevada that Democrats are hoping to hold while they make gains elsewhere and win control of the U.S. House.

Arrington, who made a campaign issue of Sanford's criticism of Trump, won 50.6 percent of the vote to Sanford's 46.5 percent with nearly all ballots counted.

Democrat Archie Parnell was within striking distance of winning South Carolina's 5th Congressional District during a special election past year. Ben Cline, a former staffer to retiring Rep.

We're watching how the governor's matchup shakes out.

In Virginia's 2nd Congressional District in the Tidewater region along the Atlantic Coast, Democrat Elaine Luria, a former Navy commander and small business owner, won the Democratic primary. If no one receives a majority, the last-place candidate is dropped and those voters' second choice voters get added to the original vote count. The process is repeated until a candidate has a majority of the vote and is declared the victor in a procedure similar to an instant runoff. Driven in part by LePage's two plurality (thanks to independent candidacies) gubernatorial wins, ME voters mandated adoption of ranked-choice voting (which asks voters to rank all candidates on the ballot and then reallocates last-place votes by secondary preference until someone achieves a majority) in a 2017 ballot initiative.

Election turnout is generally low in primary contests.

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