Democrats flip 43rd state legislative seat since Trump took office

Minnie Murray
June 13, 2018

Steven HorsfordSteven Alexander HorsfordWhat to watch in Tuesday's primary elections Nevada Democrat accused of sexual harassment reconsiders retirement: report Former Dem congressman jumps into race for Kihuen seat MORE (D) and Cresent Hardy (R) won their respective primaries on Tuesday, setting up a rematch in a highly competitive House seat. Voting was from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. across Nevada on Tuesday.

South Carolina, Nevada, North Dakota and ME also will choose candidates for the November 6 races that could help determine control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, including two of the most competitive Senate races.

Barbara Comstock attempts to defeat Republican challenger Shak Hill to hold onto Virginia's 10th District in the U.S. House.

"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.

Dean Heller wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Nevada primary election.

The District Four congressional seat, including Chesterfield and Powhatan, is now held by Democrat Don McEachin.

Hardy and Horsford will now face each other in a general election that is a top priority for both Democrats and Republicans this cycle.

Pelosi and Democrats have blasted President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy for illegal immigrant border crossers. The victor will face incumbent Rep. Dave Brat (R - 7th District).


In Nevada, Democrats face a contentious primary that could cost them the victory in November.

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. Tim Kaine for his seat in the U.S. Senate.

Republican strategists acknowledge voter enthusiasm appears high among Democrats, but they attribute that more to there being a stronger field of blue candidates than in past years.

Local elections officials are reporting low turnout so far across Virginia in Tuesday's primary.

Democrats hope to extend momentum seen in Democrat Patty Schachtner winning an open seat in a conservative northwestern Wisconsin state Senate district in January. "Nevadans deserve a senator we can trust to always put Nevada first, and I'm going to keep earning the support of voters across this state as we work to flip this seat".

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 chose to run for Senate. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., a vocal Trump critic, is facing a serious challenge from Republican state Rep. Katie Arrington, a Trump supporter who has attacked the state's former governor for being too critical of the president.

We asked the Director of Elections and Voter Registration for Greenville County why voters should care about this year's primaries. Republican Mary Mayhew is the only woman running in a four-candidate Republican primary.

Virginia State Sen. Jennifer Wexton, center, talks with Sen.

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