June 23, 2018

Two Vulnerable Senate Incumbents at Center of Tuesday Primaries

13 June 2018, 07:54 | Taylor George

Troy R. Bennett | BDN Voters stream into the Woodfords Club in Portland

Troy R. Bennett | BDN  Voters stream into the Woodfords Club in Portland

Voters will head to the polls in five states Tuesday as the 2018 primary season continues. The winners started to be announced about an hour after the polls closed at 7 p.m.

"Scott Walker and his Republican allies gerrymandered this district for their own partisan benefit, but the the citizens of Wisconsin are clearly speaking out this year to demand a state government that better represents their values", Holder said in a statement.

Voters in ME will be the first in the nation to use the system in a statewide election. The contests - in Nevada, Maine, North Dakota, South Carolina and Virginia - include key Senate seats held by vulnerable incumbents from both parties.

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She also liked numerous tweets critical of President Donald Trump, responded favorably to an article on the success of the Democratic Socialists of America and liked a tweet that called U.S. Sen. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) is nearly certain to win the Republican primary to face Sen. She faces six opponents in her primary.

The wealthy Las Vegas philanthropist, who has an endorsement from Vice President Joe Biden and financial backing from several national abortion rights groups, is expected to face Republican Danny Tarkanian in November. This time, she's running against Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., a moderate Republican with a failing-grade Liberty Score. He's a former lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, the grandson of former U.S. Sen. and Nevada Gov. Paul Laxalt and son of former U.S. Sen. Voters will settle about 30 primary battles for state legislative seats.

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"In 2014, we got demolished, and it was a nightmare of a year", said Michelle White, Nevada state director of For Our Future, a mobilization nonprofit for Democratic progressive candidates.

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Democrats hope to extend momentum seen in Democrat Patty Schachtner winning an open seat in a conservative northwestern Wisconsin state Senate district in January. The results will determine whether each party has competitive candidates and may predict whether the GOP or the Democrats will pick up seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. He is running unopposed in the Democratic primary. Republican Mary Mayhew is the only woman running in a four-candidate Republican primary.

The state's tilt toward Democrats in recent years gives the party reason for some optimism. The Marine veteran ran for the U.S. Senate in 2012, but lost the Republican primary to George Allen. But the 10 also heavily favored Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, voting for the Democrat by almost 10 points.

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