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Winners and losers from Tuesday’s primaries: Once again, Trump is a big winner
The Washington Post ^ | August 15, 2018 | Amber Phillips

Posted on 08/15/2018 10:33:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Primaries in four states Tuesday — Minnesota, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Vermont — set up competitive governor’s, Senate and House races across the country this November. But even before then, these primaries identified some clear winners and losers that reinforced trends we’ve been seeing all year. Here they are:

Winners

Trump: At least in Republican primary politics, Tuesday once again proved he’s the king. Republican politicians on the ballot Tuesday who dissed him in 2016 raced to undo that, and those who didn’t do it convincingly enough lost their primaries. In Minnesota’s competitive governor’s race, Republican voters nominated a relative outsider, Jeff Johnson, over a former governor, Tim Pawlenty, as Pawlenty struggled to get out from under the fact he called Trump “unhinged and unfit” during the campaign. (Johnson has his own past problems with Trump, which we’ll get to in the loser section.) “The Republican Party has shifted,” Pawlenty said as he lost. “It is the era of Trump, and I’m just not a Trump-like politician.”

Trump’s riskiest endorsement yet, in last week’s GOP Kansas governor’s primary, paid off Tuesday, too. Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded an ultra-close race to Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who helped lead Trump’s voter fraud commission.

Diversity: For the first time, voters of a major party nominated an openly transgender woman for governor. Christine Hallquist won the Democratic nomination for governor in Vermont (though she’ll have to work hard to actually make that race against Gov. Phil Scott (R) competitive). In Connecticut, Democrat Jahana Hayes won her primary for Congress and is set to become the first black woman to represent New England in the House. In Minnesota, Democrat Ilhan Omar is one of two candidates who won primaries in the past two weeks vying to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut; US: Kansas; US: Minnesota; US: Vermont; US: Wisconsin
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Amber probably cried as she was typing this. I hope they have a stress-relieving room for her to go to and play Xbox and color.
1 posted on 08/15/2018 10:33:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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” I hope they have a stress-relieving room for her to go to and play Xbox and color.”

I think many leftists plan to party and “celebrate” on Nov. 7.

Metro police will sympathize and stand down.

Again.


2 posted on 08/15/2018 10:36:39 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs
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This degree of “honesty” coming from the Compost....shocking, I tell ya!!!


3 posted on 08/15/2018 10:36:46 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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I think it’s beginning to dawn on even the thickest of the thick heads that Trump is here to stay.


4 posted on 08/15/2018 10:40:06 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who helped lead Trump’s voter fraud commission

Whatever happened with that, BTW?

5 posted on 08/15/2018 10:42:54 AM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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There is a mighty big red wave coming this way!


6 posted on 08/15/2018 10:43:34 AM PDT by sipow
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Trump just keeps on winning!

All the haters are tearing their hair out.

7 posted on 08/15/2018 10:46:14 AM PDT by SamAdams76 ( If you are offended by what I have to say here then you can blame your parents for raising a wuss)
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I hope so. The total number of Dems bear the total amount of republicans big time though in all 4 states.. That’s scary. Republicans need to show up.


8 posted on 08/15/2018 10:47:35 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Trump/Hunter, jr for President/Vice President 2016)
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It was laughed out of existence by the cool kids because, of course, there is no voter fraud except against people of color.


9 posted on 08/15/2018 10:48:57 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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I’ll feel better when we win the House and get 60 Senate seats.


10 posted on 08/15/2018 10:54:23 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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2ndDiv, I love your wise post choices and comments to get the discussions going.  I remember two years back when you were an avid Cruz supporter.  Glad you eventually became a Trumpkin as well :- )
11 posted on 08/15/2018 11:04:23 AM PDT by poconopundit (MAGA... Get the Spirit. Grow your community. Focus on your Life's Work. Empower the Young.)
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Poorly written article. Doesn’t really say much we didn’t already know and besided, until the November elections, we won’t really know how Trump affected races. Right now, all we have are a handful of primaries where it mattered, but that’s republican versus republican.


12 posted on 08/15/2018 11:12:07 AM PDT by irish guard
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Amber probably cried as she was typing this. I hope they have a stress-relieving room for her to go to and play Xbox and color.

And yet she wrote it, and without much slant or snark. Kudos to her. We don't always have to insult the Lefties, especially when they get something right. We want them coming over to our side in the end. Insulting them all the way.... won't get that done.

13 posted on 08/15/2018 11:15:55 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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I’ll feel better when we win the House and get 60 Senate seats.

54-55 is more likely... just on the border of no longer being handcuffed by the RINOs

14 posted on 08/15/2018 11:17:14 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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Right now, all we have are a handful of primaries where it mattered, but that’s republican versus republican.

And these were incredibly important. We need to oust the Establishment RINOs and get solid pro-American and limited govt candidates in there. I would have liked to see more RINOs wasted, but I still like the progress

15 posted on 08/15/2018 11:18:54 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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Thanks, I was having trouble understand how democrats winning democrat primaries constituted a blue wave, no matter how queer they are.


16 posted on 08/15/2018 11:24:33 AM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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“It is the era of Trump, and I’m just not a Trump-like politician.”
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No, Tim, you’re a Bush-like politician and we have had a belly full of those.


17 posted on 08/15/2018 11:25:47 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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Too many states refused to cooperate.


18 posted on 08/15/2018 11:26:54 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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This degree of “honesty” coming from the Compost....shocking, I tell ya!!!

You're right - this had that 'feel' of information that was current and interesting (what we once expected and called 'news')...

19 posted on 08/15/2018 12:05:45 PM PDT by GOPJ (August 16 - NATIONAL "CANCEL YOUR NEWSPAPER SUBSCRIPTION" DAY)
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Don’t let Amber in there. She’ll eat all the Play Doh.


20 posted on 08/15/2018 12:58:20 PM PDT by Noumenon (When all liberals have is a hammer, every problem is a nail in YOUR coffin.)
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