Published: Tue, June 12, 2018

Virginia's 2018 Midterm Primary is Tuesday

Virginia's 2018 Midterm Primary is Tuesday

Voters then choose which candidate from that specific party they want to represent that party in November's general election. But this year, Democrats are poised to finally make that jump.

Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock says Democrats should hold off on putting a check mark next to Virginia's 10th Congressional District, where one of the most expensive, closely watched House races is taking shape.

There are two candidates on the Republican side.

One measure of the enthusiasm among Nevada Democrats this year: In-person early voting among registered Democrats for Tuesday's primary was 11% higher than for registered Republicans as of June 7, according to the Nevada secretary of state's office.

While Democrats here helped Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton win the state in 2008, 2012 and 2016-and the party completed a takeover of both chambers of the statehouse in 2016-Nevada has kept most top constitutional statewide offices in Republican hands.

Democrats have targeted Comstock as a vulnerable seat in the House of Representatives.

On Tuesday, June 12, voters in Virginia will head to the polls. No Republican challenger filed to face him.

Democrats will decide between Elaine Luria and Karen Mallard.

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

While Wexton is the clear Democratic establishment favorite, Helmer has spent the most time in the national spotlight, attracting national media attention for his TV spots, including on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for an ad in which he sings a rendition of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"-as "You've Lost That Centrist Feelin'"-to a stand-in for Comstock". Tim Kaine (D- Virginia), those candidates have already won their party's nominations.

FILE PHOTO: Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND), with his wife Kris and sons Abel and Beau, cheer after the party endorsed Cramer for the U.S. Senate race against Democratic Sen.

In Maine, four of seven Democrats running for the open governor's seat are women.

Democrat Chris Giunchigliani, who on Sunday got the support of Clinton with a robocall asking Nevada voters to support "my friend Chris G.", has run a close race against Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, who has the backing of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. State Attorney General Janet Mills, who like Giunchigliani has the backing of Emily's List, started the race as the front-runner but has faced tough competition from the large field.

Last year, Virginia Democrats saw a wave election, propelling Ralph Northam to the governor's mansion and flipping 15 Republican seats in the House of Delegates.

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