Primaries on tap for Tuesday
- Author: Rogelio Becker Jun 13, 2018,
Jun 13, 2018, 1:27
Eastern in North Dakota, and at 10 p.m.in Nevada. Kaine's primary Tuesday will test how much enthusiasm moderate Democrats can drum up in 2018.
Another Tuesday, another wave of primaries.
Democrats had hoped that the "jungle primary" held on Tuesday in California and its 53 Congressional districts might keep Republicans off the ballot in the 14 seats they now hold, but that hope did not pan out, as Republicans placed in the top two finishers who qualify for the November ballot in all of those districts.
People are choosing who will run to represent the commonwealth in nine congressional districts, but, so far, not many people have showed up to the polls in some areas on Tuesday, June 12. Pete Domenici and Michelle Laxalt, the daughter of former Nevada governor and senator Paul Laxalt.
In Nevada, Democrats are set to nominate Rep. Jacky Rosen to take on Republican Sen.
In North Dakota and Nevada, voters will 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. This Vegas rivalry has seen some of the most hostile combat within the Democratic Party this year: Giunchigliani revealed that she had been sexually abused as a child after Sisolak accused her in campaign ad of having watered down a sex offender bill and "single-handedly protected perverts".
Virginia features four House races that are expected to be competitive in November's general election.
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In the U.S. Senate, Republicans are hoping to reclaim one of Virginia's two Senate seats.
Comstock is facing a primary challenge of her own, from conservative challenger Shak Hill. The other top contenders are former State Department official Alison Friedman, Army veteran Dan Helmer and Lindsey Davis Stover, a former adviser on veterans policy.
The District Four congressional seat, including Chesterfield and Powhatan, is now held by Democrat Don McEachin. He has previously served as Virginia governor, lieutenant governor and chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Despite Republican objections, the Congressional district boundaries drawn by the state's Democratic governor on the basis of an order from the Democrat-dominated State Supreme Court were in place in the May primary election and will also be in place in the November general election. Control of the Senate, now held 51-49 by Republicans, could turn on how they fare in the congressional election less than five months away. Demographic changes have made the state increasingly liberal in the past decade; former President Barack Obama won Nevada twice, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton edged out Trump by two points there in 2016. No Republican challenger filed to face him.
In an interview over the weekend, Sanford told Politico his disagreements with President Donald Trump are not personal.