Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Democrats compete in Virginia's 10th Congressional District primary

Democrats compete in Virginia's 10th Congressional District primary

In Southwest Virginia, two Democrats competed in a primary; farmer Anthony Flaccavento defeated millennial Justin Santopietro for the chance to challenge Republican Rep. Morgan Griffith.

"The number of contested races at the top of the ticket is unusual", said Belangia.

Voters will head to the polls in five states Tuesday as the 2018 primary season continues. In a year in which a record number of women are running for office, there are notable races featuring female candidates.

Candidates running in the Democratic primary for the Virginia 10th Congressional District seat participate in a candidates forum, February 17, 2018, at James Wood Middle School in Winchester, Va.

We asked the Director of Elections and Voter Registration for Greenville County why voters should care about this year's primaries.

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.

Dean Heller wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Nevada primary election. But this year, Democrats are poised to finally make that jump.

Voters must bring a photo ID to the polls. Virginia has open primaries, which means party does not matter.

Steve Sisolak, Nevada politician backed by former Sen. He enjoys high name recognition and has a hefty campaign account. 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.

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But Republican Mike Busser, of Lodi, voted for Plumer and says not to read too much into the outcome. Jones told 13News now she's challenging Taylor, because she doesn't think he supports the president.

One of the hottest races is for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Senator Tim Kaine.

It is the 43rd seat that Democrats have flipped since Trump taking office. Comstock won re-election in 2016 with 53 percent of the vote, but voters there supported Hillary Clinton in 2016 by a 10-point margin over President Donald Trump.

Comstock faces a conservative GOP challenger, retired Air Force pilot Shak Hill, in her primary. They include important presidential-year swing states such as Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania that helped seal Trump's victory two years ago.

The following candidates on Tuesday's ballot are running in the districts that cover parts of Hampton Roads.

Luria defeated school teacher Karen Mallard in Virginia's 2nd District.

Susie Lee wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Nevada's 3rd congressional district. Still, she'll face a hard general election against Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., the likely GOP Senate nominee. Arrington has sought to use Sanford's frequent criticism of Trump as a wedge with GOP primary voters.

Attorney and former federal prosecutor Paul Pelletier pledged to hold government and industry accountable in his campaign video.

Most of these states have interesting and competitive races, but not North Dakota.

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