The 2nd District, which covers most of the southern half of the state, is the only one of New Mexico's four that is represented by a Republican and Democrats want to complete their set with Xochitl Torres Small, a lawyer supported by Emily's List and the state party, or Coast Guard veteran Madeline Hildebrandt. "He will make a BIG difference!"
- Southland residents and voters across the state will head to the polls Tuesday to weigh in on state, federal and local races, although most attention is being paid on the contest for governor, with former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hoping to fight his way into a November runoff.
About 140,000 of those ballots will be going to unaffiliated voters - two ballots will arrive in the mail for anyone registered as unaffiliated, and the voter will choose one to fill out and file.
Furthermore challenging the GOP's struggle to up their female percentage in the House, six Republican women have made a decision to either retire or seek a higher office.
New Jersey's current House delegation includes seven Democrats and five Republicans.
Johnson County Auditor Travis Weipert said this is the first time he's encountered such a scenario, but added that polls remain secure.
Democrats see their path to the House majority running through the two dozen districts that sent a Republican to Congress in 2016, but voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Ms. Sherrill became the latest woman to prevail in a nationwide wave of female candidacies and will now continue a almost 18-month effort to replace Mr. Frelinghuysen with a Democrat in a district where President Trump's victory has spawned intense activism.
Motorists drop off their ballots at the Registrar of Voters on primary election day June 5, 2018 in San Diego.
In a string of Twitter comments, Trump voiced his support for three California Republicans, including gubernatorial candidate John Cox, a businessman in a field of 27 candidates vying for a top-two finish.
"We are modernizing Ontario's elections in a measured and principled way to give electors a better voting experience", said Greg Essensa, Ontario's chief electoral officer.
There is another kind of drama playing out in other states. Jon Tester, who is among the most vulnerable Democratic senators in the nation.
In New Jersey's neighboring 3rd District, former National Security Council official Andy Kim is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination.
Voters in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota will go to the polls on Tuesday. Roby's top challenger is the man she beat to win the seat in 2010, former Democratic Rep. Bobby Bright, who switched parties to try to even the score. The Golden State has a "direct primary", commonly known as a "jungle primary", which means the top two candidates will advance to the general election in November regardless of party.
Meanwhile, South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem could be the latest member of Congress to struggle this cycle in a bid for statewide office. "Close contests are not decided until all the ballots are in the count".