Voters to nominate Senate, Congressional candidates in Tuesday's Primary

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Friedman, who said she chose to run for office in part because Trump "scared my kids", said potential Democrat-led impeachment proceedings in the House would be "one of the most serious moments in our nation's history", but wouldn't commit to voting for impeachment without reviewing any impeachment articles.

In Maine's governor race, which will not have an incumbent because Gov. Paul LePage is term-limited, Shawn Moody won the Republican nomination with about 56 percent of the vote.

The question is whether that path results in Democrats gaining the 23 new seats they need for a majority. With this one, we are over 700 in-house, 900 with mail-in and in-house voters.

Democrats have elected state Sen. "He is better off in Argentina", the president wrote, referring to Sanford's 2009 trip to South America to have an affair when his staff said he was hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Trump endorsed Sanford's challenger, state Rep. Katie Arrington, who has described the incumbent as insufficiently loyal to the president.

Polls are open Tuesday from 6 7 p.m. Photo identification will be required.

"He's MIA and nothing but trouble", Trump continued. Warren surged in the final weeks of the race to edge out Catherine Templeton, a former member of Haley's Cabinet, for the No. 2 position in the race and the runoff slot.

Virginia Beach voter Orville Bohner says he voted for Corey Stewart in the three-way Republican Senate primary to determine who will face Democratic U.S. Senator Tim Kaine in November.

As a candidate for governor in 2017, Stewart spoke out against removing Confederate monuments, including the Robert E. Lee statue that prompted a deadly protest in Charlottesville previous year.

Stewart got about 155,000 votes a year ago, so that's essentially the number Delegate Nick Freitas and preacher E.W. Jackson are aiming to beat heading into Primary Day. The Democratic field includes establishment favorite Jennifer Wexton, a state senator who touts her bipartisan deal-making in Richmond and says the USA should move cautiously toward universal health insurance, and political newcomers with calls for a $15-per-hour minimum wage and a more immediate move to single-payer, government health insurance. Blended primaries disenfranchise voters while placing a disproportionate amount of power in the hands of the few who turn out for primaries. The commonwealth has gotten bluer, but the GOP has only moved further to the right there.

Democrats narrowly avoided getting shut out of four congressional races in majority Democratic districts, which would have led to a twisted form of anti-majoritarianism.

There is a clear a reason for all the Democratic interest: Hillary Clinton won the district by 10 percentage points in 2016 and then-candidate Ralph Northam won the district in his governor's race by 13 percentage points a year later.

The White House persuaded Tarkanian, a frequent candidate and son of a famed basketball coach in the state, to run for an open House contest instead.

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, a Swampscott resident, is facing a primary challenge in his bid for a second term from Scott Lively, a far-right pastor from Springfield.

The group advocates a more ambitious strategy of targeting dozens of districts where Clinton was competitive in 2016 but fell short, or where Democrats previously did well.

Elsewhere in Nevada, moderate GOP Rep. Mark Amodei defeated tea party challenger Sharon Angle for the 2nd Congressional District.

There's also a Republican primary Tuesday in the 10th District.

With 100% of precincts reporting: Scott Taylor is the unofficial victor for the Republican nomination of the District 2 House of Representatives seat.

Tuesday brought another set of primaries across the country - in Maine, South Carolina, Nevada, North Dakota and Virginia - and another set of surprises.

Though Wexton favors a ban on the sale of assault weapons, she defies what has been the tendency in some swing districts to nominate Democrats with liberal profiles on other key issues.

One of the biggest races this primary- 4 Democrats and 4 Republicans are vying to become Colorado's governor.

Women roared to victories Tuesday in Democratic primaries across Virginia on Tuesday, falling in line with what has been a national trend. The president's broadside marked the first time he targeted a congressional Republican incumbent in the midterms.

Dean Heller in what promises to be one of the most important races for the U.S. Senate.