Skip to comments.What to watch in Tuesday’s primary elections
Posted on 06/10/2018 9:22:22 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
Turning LePage in Maine
Crowded fields of Democrats and Republicans are vying for the right to replace term-limited Gov. Paul LePage (R) but theres a wrinkle: This year marks the first time Maine will use a ranked-choice voting system that allocates votes based on a voters preference.
Nevadas Golden Knight?
Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak (D) engineered the deal that brought the Las Vegas Golden Knights to town, something he has reminded voters of in paid advertising during the teams improbable run to the Stanley Cup finals. He also helped secure funding for a stadium that will host the NFLs Raiders when they move.
South Carolina headed for runoffs
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) finally got the job hes been angling for for years when his predecessor, Nikki Haley (R), left to become ambassador to the United Nations. Now he has to keep it, and thats proving more difficult than anticipated.
Virginia GOP face a fork in the road
Virginia Republicans arent likely to knock off Sen. Tim Kaine (D) this year, but the candidate they choose to run against him will say a lot about the future of the Old Dominions Grand Old Party.
Lock, (Com)stock and barrel
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) finds herself in Democratic crosshairs, again, after Hillary Clinton won her Northern Virginia district by 10 points in 2016.
Harry Reids revenge
Danny Tarkanian is one of only a few Republicans to have Trumps blessing before a general election.
Vegas fight night, round two?
Two familiar combatants are likely to survive crowded Nevada primaries on their way to another showdown in November, four years after Republicans captured what on paper is a Democratic-leaning seat.
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Gonna be fun to watch it all unfold.
MAGA - anywhere we can! :)
Gauging responses, few people seem to care.
Turning LePage in Maine
I get to watch this from ground zero here in Portland Maine. I hoping the Republican side is not close and the three opponents concede on election night. The Dems will be fighting until September over thier nominee who is probably going to come in third anyway.
Maine has a long history of independents running for and winning the governor’s race. In the last 20 years they have been liberals although they are generally center of the democrat. This year’s independent has no real name cache or money. She is a former democrat and is going to just split thier vote.
Another Maine event
Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine) has been a top Democratic target since he first ran for Congress in 2014. This year, he will face one of two Democratic rivals: State House Assistant Majority Leader Jared Golden or environmentalist Lucas St. Clair, whose family started the popular Burts Bees skin care line.
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Poliquin has vanquished tough foes in the past and Trump won the district by 10 points in 2016.
There is a third person in the race on the Dem side. I don’t know how he will factor into the results which will also be via rank choice.
His foe in his two races was anything but tough. She was a professional statehouse politician. She now heads Emily’s List.
Already this year, the two parties have nominated more women for governors races than any previous year, by far.
It is possible here in Maine that the republicans will nominate a woman and the dems a man setting up a dilimea for the dems who insist we need to elect women. The independent is a woman so they may migrate to her.
I care. Screw the rest of ‘em, LOL!
It’s Sunday. Kids & Grandkids are Graduating this weekend from HS and College, people are leaving for vacations, etc.
Don’t take it personally.
Everyone here ADORES me *SMIRK* and some of my posts, which *I* think are REALLY IMPORTANT, only get a few responses, too. ;)