Democratic House race in Virginia highlights primary voting in five states

Lester Mason
June 12, 2018

But an influx of Latinos and other blue-leaning voters since then has given Democrats a lead of 97,325 registered voters as of May compared with a Republican lead of 3,250 registered voters in 1998, according to Nevada secretary of state data.

All 11 Virginia Congressional Districts and one United States Senate seat is up for election this November. On the Democratic side, six candidates - four of whom are women - are vying to be on the ballot in November, including state Senator Jennifer Wexton, who was endorsed by the Washington Post.

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. By far the largest single donor to the Friedman campaign is Alison Friedman herself, having given the campaign $1,043,100.

Heller narrowly won his seat in 2012 against Democrat Shelley Berkley, who was hampered by ethics questions.

But this year, some Nevada Democrats who normally wouldn't vote in the midterms say they are turning out to make their voices heard.

Although she narrowly lost Loudoun in the 2016 election, across the 10 District Comstock beat Bennett by almost six points.


Five of these eight states-Pennsylvania, Florida, Minnesota, Ohio, and Michigan-were battleground states in 2016 (though Democrats and the mainstream media did not realize Minnesota was a battleground state until election day, when Hillary Clinton squeaked to a narrow victory there). Loudoun voted for Clinton by almost 17 points. Chris Collins (R-29), Dave A. LaRock (R-33), and Tim Hugo (R-40).

"Any of those Democrats will be a threat to Comstock in November", said University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato, noting her district has shifted slightly to the left and that Democrats are fired up in opposition to Trump. No Republican challenger filed to face him. Hill is an Air Force veteran and publisher of Guiding Light Books, LLC, and owner of Guiding Light University, LLC, which now sells one course on DVD, "A Woman's Guide to Financial Planning".

Sisolak has used TV ads to showcase his endorsements from retired U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) in 2014.

As South Carolina "Republican" and Democratic voters prepare to go to the polls in tomorrow's partisan primary elections, a big chunk of the electorate will stay home for a very simple reason: They already voted. Corey Stewart, a combative conservative who almost upset Ed Gillespie for the party's gubernatorial nomination past year, will square off against state House of Delegates member Nick Freitas and pastor E.W. Jackson.

Meanwhile, 3rd Congressional District Representative Bobby Scott is running unopposed on Tuesday.

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