Trump factor plays into SC races as 5 states hold primaries

Trump factor plays into SC races as 5 states hold primaries

Trump factor plays into SC races as 5 states hold primaries

Rep. Mark Sanford is just the second incumbent to lose re-nomination this year. Bob Corker, aren't running for re-election. In Virginia, women won Democratic primaries in four out of four congressional districts that could be competitive this November. Warren surged in the final weeks of the race to edge out Catherine Templeton, a former member of Haley's Cabinet, for the No. 2 position in the race and the runoff slot.

In House District 42 in Portland, Democrat Benjamin Collings beat April Fournier for the right to run against Republican Susan Abercrombie in November.

Meanwhile, GOP Reps. Scott Taylor in the 2nd District and Dave Brat in the 7th District will face credible Democrats in November.

Political analysts say the primaries and midterm election in November are expected to reflect how voters think President Trump is doing. ME on Tuesday debuted its statewide ranked-choice voting, which allows voters to rank candidates first to last on their ballot.

As Cramer seeks to move into the U.S. Senate - he won his own primary against a little-known opponent - Armstrong is hoping to keep the GOP's grip on a seat the party has held since 2010.

Silverii said the candidate who can attract the most unaffiliated voters becomes governor.

In the 10th Congressional District, a long list of Democrats are on the ballot, hoping to challenge incumbent Repubican Barbara Comstock in a district the Democratic party has in its cross-hairs. The Democratic field includes establishment favorite Jennifer Wexton, a state senator who touts her bipartisan deal-making in Richmond and says the USA should move cautiously toward universal health insurance, and political newcomers with calls for a $15-per-hour minimum wage and a more immediate move to single-payer, government health insurance. "Contacting unaffiliated voters who might have never voted in a primary election".

Female candidates found success at the polls in Virginia's Tuesday primary, notching wins in five Democratic primary races.

However, there is a real-world concern: when a jungle primary shuts out one party from a major race like for governor or senate, it tends to depress turnout among the excluded party's supporters in the general election, which can have a ripple effect down-ballot, even on races in which both parties have a standardbearer.

"As I've said before, no elected official is entitled to his job", O'Brien said, adding that he welcomes other candidates and has met Merkl.

In the Senate race, incumbent Sen.

In a big Virginia race, Republican Corey Stewart — known for his ardent defense of Confederate symbolism — won the Republican primary to face Democratic Sen.

GOP candidate and state Rep. André Jacque (left) talks with De Pere resident Dennis Russell as he campaigns door to door for Tuesday's special election for state Senate.

On the Democratic side, one-term Rep. Jacky Rosen was projected as the victor over five long-shot candidates.

Republican businessman Shawn Moody has won the right to run to succeed Maine's Republican firebrand Gov. Paul LePage. The field spans from establishment favorite Jennifer Wexton, a state senator who touts her bipartisan deal-making in Richmond and says the US should move cautiously toward universal health insurance, to political newcomers with calls for a $15-hour minimum wage and a more immediate move to single-payer, government health insurance. Comstock will likely find herself having to distance herself from the president in the general election in a district that Hillary Clinton carried by 10 points in 2016.

"The leading [2018] Democratic contenders [for governor].have pledged new spending on social programs", Reid Wilson reports in The Hill.

And it's working. Washington, Nebraska and Louisiana have versions of jungle primaries; 23 states have open presidential primaries.

Six candidates ran for the U.S. House seat representing the 31st district, which had a clear plurality of Democrats.

GOP Rep. Tom Garrett's late retirement decision opens up his more heavily Republican 5th District, which Democrats will have more trouble putting into play. He somewhat improbably won election to Congress a few years later. Ben Cline, a former staffer to retiring Rep.

The Republican nominee, already chosen by convention, is state Del.

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