Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Democrats compete in Virginia's 10th Congressional District primary

Democrats compete in Virginia's 10th Congressional District primary

A leftward shift on health care is clear in Arkansas, where state Rep. Clarke Tucker dominated a primary as the more centrist choice - he's among the Democrats saying he wouldn't back California's Nancy Pelosi for speaker - in a congressional district Trump won by nearly 21 points.

Polls close at 8 p.m. EDT in ME. He beat five other Democrats in the Tuesday's primary, including state Sen. The district has traditionally gone for Democrats and President Obama carried it twice but Poliquin won the seat in 2014 and President Trump won the seat comfortably in 2016. That just crossed the 50 percent threshold to avoid a runoff later this month between the top two contenders.

Horry County voters, depending on which district they live in and what party, have the chance to vote for seats these seats: governor, secretary of state, attorney general, U.S. House of Representatives, school board and county council and county council chair.

The upset of Sanford, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, was the latest sign of Trump's firm grip on the Republican Party. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., mocked his colleagues for being afraid to "poke the bear" and cross the president by voting on an amendment to grant Congress more authority over tariffs.

Sanford had been critical of Trump at times, saying he "fanned the flames" of intolerance and decrying his disregard for facts.

To be clear, not every surviving candidate is a carbon copy of Bernie Sanders, the 2016 presidential candidate whose insurgent campaign emboldened the left with his calls for universal health insurance, a $15-hour minimum wage and tuition-free college. "I am honored to be the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor", Kate Marshall said.

The swipe was a reference to Sanford's disappearance from the state in 2009, which he later explained was part of the extramarital affair he was carrying on with a woman in Argentina.

Sanford has been a harsh critic of Trump, who endorsed Arrington.

For a Hancock County Senate seat, four-term Rep. Louis Luchini of Ellsworth faced off against fellow Democrat Ian Schwarz of Mount Desert for the Senate District 7 seat now held by Republican Sen. Sitting Sen. Dean Heller a Republican is likely to keep his party's nomination and face off against Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen.

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Additionally, all 7 US congress seats are up for re-election.

SC voters are getting their chance to weigh in as voting began Tuesday for the state's primary elections, with a hotly contested governor's race at the top of the ticket.

"We are seeing grass-roots action and organizing in a meaningful way", said Maria Urbina, national political director of Indivisible, a group founded after Trump's 2016 election.

In District One, which includes Carolina County, Democrats Edwin Santana, John Suddarth and Vangie Williams are running for the nomination to face Republican incumbent Rob Wittman.

U.S. Rep. Dina Titus defeated challenger Reuben D'Silva on Tuesday in her bid for re-election in the 1st Congressional District. 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.

Turnout was generally light, a state election commission spokesman said early Tuesday afternoon.

The intraparty strains came on a day when other cracks emerged in the GOP establishment, all of them reflecting Trump's dominance.

And in Nevada's open 4th Congressional District, where Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen has decided not to run again after sexual harassment allegations, former Rep. Steven Horsford is expected to claim the Democratic nomination. But if not, the lowest vote-getter is eliminated, with their votes reallocated until one contender gains a majority. Most of the Republicans ran in the mold of firebrand conservative GOP Gov. Paul LePage, who is term limited. He said he might not certify the election results.

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