Virginia's 2018 Midterm Primary is Tuesday

Republican John Cox

Republican John Cox Kent Nishimura Los Angeles Times

Today is primary election day in Virginia (polls are open from 6 am to 7 pm; vote at your regular polling location). Also note that Rep. Bobby Scott (D) is unopposed in overwhelmingly "blue" VA-03; Rep. Don Beyer (D) has a Republican opponent (Thomas Oh) in overwhelmingly Democratic VA-08; and Rep. Gerry Connolly has a Republican opponent (Jeff Dove) in strongly "blue" VA-11. Many political analysts rate the race a tossup. State Attorney General Janet Mills is expected to win the Democratic nomination, while business executive Shawn Moody is the frontrunner in a close, four-person race for the Republican nomination.

In the U.S. Senate, Republicans are hoping to reclaim one of Virginia's two Senate seats.

She and her Navy veteran husband now own the Mermaid Factory, a small business with locations in Norfolk and Virginia Beach where customers drink wine and paint plaster casts of mermaids, a regional icon. Gov. Sandoval, who is leaving after serving a maximum two terms, cruised to re-election in 2014 after no high-profile Democrats emerged to oppose him.

This office is now held by Scott Taylor of Virginia Beach. Both have raised more than $900,000.

"I've known Chris for many years, and I've seen how she's been an extraordinary progressive leader for Nevada", Clinton says. At the time, Brat was a little-known economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, a small liberal arts school north of Richmond.

Also campaigning are Libertarian Joe Walton and Helen Alli.

One of those women, Helen Alli, has switched to running with the Whig Party.

Only eight of those 51 seats are now held by Democrats, while 43 are held by Republicans. Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Nevada Democratic caucus and later beat then-candidate Donald Trump in Nevada by about 2%, despite losing the election.

Six candidates are vying to take on Comstock, including several who have successfully raised more than $1 million.

State Senator Jennifer Wexton, the apparent frontrunner and only state officeholder in the primary, was motivated to take on Trump after seeing increased turnout at her town halls after Trump took office. Ralph Northam won this district last November 62%-37%.

Former State Department official Alison Friedman touted her experience working in the Obama Administration as a senior State Department official.

He's facing off against Mary Jones in Tuesday's primary.

People are choosing who will run to represent the commonwealth in nine congressional districts, but, so far, not many people have showed up to the polls in some areas on Tuesday, June 12.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has endorsed Chris Giunchigliani in the Democratic primary for Nevada governor.

Of the four, Volosin has raised the most money - almost $43,000, according to the Virginia Public Access Project.

In Virginia, six Democrats are competing for the right to face vulnerable Republican Representative Barbara Comstock, one of the top national targets for Democrats in the drive to pick up the 23 seats needed to claim a Democratic House majority.

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