GOP Rep. Mark Sanford Concedes Defeat After Crossing Trump

Abigail Spanberger Elaine Luria and Jennifer Wexton

Abigail Spanberger Elaine Luria and Jennifer Wexton

Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap said the election results would be binding anyway, the Portland Press Herald said.

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Wexton is a moderate, anti-resistance Democrat who certainly has broad appeal and a strong opportunity to defeat Comstock in November, despite the district's historically Republican voting record. Voters may choose the primary in which they want to participate.

ME is the first state in the nation to try Instant Runoff Voting, a style of voting passed in 2016 that allows voters to rank their candidates in preference from first to last.

To assess the Democrats' chances, Reuters examined election data from 10 states where Republicans control legislatures considered key in redistricting: Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Moulton was first elected in 2014, beating longtime incumbent John Tierney in the primary and Republican Richard Tisei in the general election.

This will be especially important as Democrats attempt to flip Republican Sen.

Women roared to victories Tuesday in Democratic primaries across Virginia on Tuesday, falling in line with what has been a national trend.

In North Dakota, a state that Donald Trump carried by almost 36 points in 2016, Rep. Kevin Cramer won the Republican nomination for Senate to challenge Heitkamp.

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Schneider, his opponent in the general election, immigrated from Romania as a child and served 13 years in the Army, primarily as a Green Beret. Several high-profile Republicans who had expressed interest in running took a pass after an anti-Trump wave crushed Republicans in state-level elections a year ago. She had the endorsement of Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam.

Trump says Sanford "has been very unhelpful to me" and is poking fun at his infamous disappearance in 2009, when he was found to have been carrying on an extramarital affair with a woman in Argentina. Sanford only won re-nomination by 4,000 votes in 2016, but he has also demonstrated a remarkable ability to weather political storms and controversies over the years. In 2016, 10 District voters cast a split ballot: they backed Democrat Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by 10 percentage points, and supported Comstock for a second term with a 6 percentage point margin.

MCMASTER OF HIS OWN FATE: The Palmetto State is home to one of the most compelling gubernatorial contests of the year. McMaster has gotten a boost from the president and appears to be leading the field, but if he doesn't get over 50% of the vote Tuesday the race will go into a runoff later this month.

GOP candidate and state Rep. André Jacque (left) talks with De Pere resident Dennis Russell as he campaigns door to door for Tuesday's special election for state Senate.

Primary contests also were being decided in a handful of local offices.

In the Republican U.S. Senate primary, Prince William County Chairman Corey Stewart garnered 51 percent of the vote in Loudoun but only narrowly beat Del. Kaine will begin the general election as a favorite to win re-election against whichever Republican emerges.

Democrats also have hopes in a few other Virginia districts. "They're going to keep working between now and November, and change is coming". Wexton will face Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock, who is running for a third term. In the Senate, all six were among Democrats. "Dave Brat has been famously troubled when it comes to dealing with moderate women's issues and certainly women's issues overall". CNN rates both as Lean Republican.

Yet, defying the will of the people, shadowy organizations like No Labels and the Independent Voter Project and people like the late Pete Peterson continue to promote party-busting electoral structures like California's "jungle primary" and so-called "open primaries" in which registered Democrats and independents can vote in Republican primaries and vice versa. CNN rates it Likely Republican.

Senate Republicans' hopes in Virginia: Sen. She has been endorsed by former Vice President Joe Biden and has financial backing from environmentalists, labor unions, women's and abortion rights groups.

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