Two Vulnerable Senate Incumbents at Center of Tuesday Primaries

Two Vulnerable Senate Incumbents at Center of Tuesday Primaries

Two Vulnerable Senate Incumbents at Center of Tuesday Primaries

Walker refused to call elections for the seats as mandated by state law, leading to Democrats speculating he was afraid Republicans would lose.

Polls close at 7 p.m. Amodei has been in office since 2011 and represents a conservative northern Nevada district.Voters on Tuesday were also deciding inter-party races for lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer and attorney general.

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Democrats in Northern Wisconsin declared victory in a state Senate special election on Tuesday, the party's 43rd red-to-blue state legislative flip since President Donald Trump stepped into the White House previous year.

Voters casting ballots in a special election for an open Wisconsin Assembly seat say they are exhausted of all the mudslinging in the campaign, but they're divided on what the outcome may mean for the fall.

Locally in the 2nd Congressional District, incumbent Republican Rep. Scott Taylor has some competition. A year ago, five women and one man entered the Democratic primary to face Republican incumbent Congressman Dave Brat, but the list has since been whittled down.

It is the 43rd seat that Democrats have flipped since Trump taking office.

Results for dozens of legislative and primary races in Nevada were revealed Tuesday night.

As recently as the 1990s, Democrats and Republicans were fairly even divided in Nevada, a state that had supported Republican presidents including Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and his son, George W. Bush.

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LAS VEGAS-While Nevada's political colors have been shifting from red to blue for two decades now, complete control of the Silver State has eluded Democrats so far.

Angle is a former legislator who gained national attention in 2010 when she unsuccessfully challenged ex-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

The Democratic candidates have a challenge getting voters to remember their names.

The 43 wins for Democrats have not been a net gain, however.

The state's tilt toward Democrats in recent years gives the party reason for some optimism. But the 10 also heavily favored Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, voting for the Democrat by almost 10 points.

Election turnout is generally low in primary contests.

Many candidates released statements about their primary win.

On the Senate side, Republicans will select from among three candidates their nominee to pit against first-term incumbent Democrat Tim Kaine in November.

One of the Democrats, Dan Helmer, an Army veteran and Rhodes Scholar recruited to run for Congress by the bipartisan leadership organization New Politics, grabbed headlines for a television ad comparing Trump to Osama bin Laden. Two Republicans are vying for the nomination: Ryan McAdams and Shion Fenty.

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