Democrat Susie Lee cruised to an easy primary victory in a key congressional race in Nevada, setting up a battle in November for the seat left open when U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen made a decision to run for Senate.
A former prosecutor, she said she wants special counsel Robert Mueller to continue his work and that "we need to follow the facts and we can't rush to judgment". Heller, 58, who holds the most vulnerable of the nine GOP-held seats on the ballot in 2018, won a reprieve from a contested GOP primary when Trump successfully urged announced rival Republican Danny Tarkanian to drop out of the Senate race and run for a House seat instead. 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.
"I never thought we'd have the epitome of the abuse of power at the White House", she said, citing the legal debate around whether Trump has violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution by receiving payments to his businesses from foreign countries and governments.
He supported Donald Trump for president in 2016.
Democrats hope to extend momentum seen in Democrat Patty Schachtner winning an open seat in a conservative northwestern Wisconsin state Senate district in January.
In North Dakota and Nevada, voters 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.
Spanberger told a cheering crowd at an election night party at a Richmond hotel she would flip the district in the fall. And they probably won't take a legislative vote this year; the Legislature isn't scheduled to be back in Madison until January. "We'll eat it and we'll vote these people in to keep a Republican in office", she said.
Special Elections Being Held in Northeast Wisconsin on Tuesday
That had busy moms like Carrie Gamble voting absentee today.
U.S. Rep. Dina Titus defeated challenger Reuben D'Silva on Tuesday in her bid for re-election in the 1st Congressional District.
The district includes Virginia Beach, the state's largest city, and the world's largest Navy base in Norfolk.
In northern Virginia's District Ten, six candidates are vying for the Democratic nomination while Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock faces Shak Hill in the primary.
Candidates running in the Democratic primary for the Virginia 10th Congressional District seat participate in a candidates forum, February 17, 2018, at James Wood Middle School in Winchester, Va. Ben Cline of Rockbridge. Throughout the primary, I've heard from hard-working families across our state that while our economy is growing, they're not feeling its effects at their kitchen tables. Bob Goodlatte, in a heavily Republican district. The victor will face incumbent Rep. Dave Brat (R - 7th District).
Aaron Ford wins the Democratic nomination for Nevada's Attorney General.
This office is now held by Donald McEachin.
Domestic, gang violence no longer grounds for USA asylum
Some said the decision could have wide-ranging impacts on immigrants fleeing gang violence and gender-based violence, including female genital cutting or honor killings.