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Women dominate in Va. Democratic House primaries

Women dominate in Va. Democratic House primaries

Abigail Spanberger defeated Dan Ward, a former Marine Corps pilot, in Tuesday's primary race in Virginia's 7th Congressional District.

Tuesday's primaries in Virginia, North Dakota, Nevada, South Carolina, and ME indicated that in many congressional races, vehemently attacking President Trump will not be a winning strategy for either Democrats or Republicans in the November 6 general election.

In the statewide race, Republicans will decide who they want to go head-to-head with current Democratic U.S. Senator Time Kaine in November. Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak is running as a centrist, along with the backing of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's considerable political machine, while his fellow commissioner Chris Giunchigliani is presenting herself as the liberal alternative.

Establishment Republicans are also hoping to avoid a Roy Moore situation in their quest to pick their nominee to face off against Democratic Sen.

"Morning voter turnout was higher than 2014 and 2016 mornings", said David Alford, Florence County Voter Registration and Election Commission executive director.

The most prominent Trump critic to go down to defeat in the Tuesday primaries was Republican Rep. Mark Sanford in South Carolina's 1 District.

Stay with 47 ABC for the latest election results. Democrat Hillary Clinton carried it over Trump by 10 percentage points in the 2016 presidential election.

In every Democratic primary where a woman was on the ballot in Virginia, a woman won the nomination. "I think she brings an interesting potential challenge to McEachin, on issues he's been able to own comfortably".

Comstock has kept her distance from Trump.

Bohner says Stewart isn't ideal but the "lesser of three evils" on the ballot. A "yes" vote will continue the use of ranked choice voting for primary and federal elections.

Putin says Russian businessmen being persecuted in countries like Britain
The Russian economy has rebounded, however, and Putin emphasized that lifting the sanctions would answer common interests. Putin and his aides say it is an indispensable tool to gauge public sentiment and learn what people's real problems are.

In the Republican Senate nomination contest, voters were choosing between three candidates vying to replace incumbent Sen.

Though the Democrats in the race have their policy differences - Helmer, for example, thinks the others are too soft on gun control, while candidates like Wexton and Friedman believe they benefit from actual government experience - the man in the White House a few miles away has voters on edge.

On the Democratic side, voters also face a choice between political experience and newcomer perspective.

Virginia voter Patrick Gordon says he voted for state Del. This race won't have a victor or loser until November, but it's worth noting that Comstock (R-Va.) ceded almost 40 percent of the vote to a little-known GOP primary challenger on Tuesday. Stewart, who narrowly lost out on the GOP's gubernatorial nomination a year ago, will face incumbent Democrat Tim Kaine, the former Virginia governor who most recently his party's vice presidential nominee, in November.

Patrick Gordon, 70, a retired Defense Department administrator who lives in Glen Allen, said he voted for Freitas. All three Republican candidates have struggled to raise money, putting the victor at a serious cash disadvantage against Kaine, who is expected to raise about $25 million for this election.

Two other congressional races in Virginia will also be closely watched.

Elaine Luria's victory on Tuesday likely pits her against Republican Congressman Scott Taylor, a former Navy SEAL, in November.

The U.S. Supreme Court is also weighing two cases challenging partisan manipulation of district boundaries in Wisconsin and Maryland. Brat did not face a primary opponent.

Tarkanian will soon find out whether his decision to run in the 3rd Congressional District will pay off. Democrats had hoped to win Tuesday's races in both traditionally conservative districts, buoyed by their success in securing an open seat in the northwestern Wisconsin 10th state Senate District in January.

Both parties see such districts as having the potential to be flipped based on recent elections in Virginia and elsewhere, and are focusing considerable attention on them. Former Reps. Steven Horsford (D) and Cresent Hardy (R) - who lost to Kihuen in 2016 - are favored to face off in November for another shot at representing this district.

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