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Offbeat The Latest: Wexton wins Dem primary in key Virginia district

03:30  13 june  2018
03:30  13 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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In late May, Wexton narrated an ad in which she rides in a truck, featuring a "Change is coming" banner, from the 10th district to the ^ "Jennifer T. Wexton for the Democratic primary in Virginia 's 10th District ". "Republicans in Key Election Races Turn Down Volume on Trump's Tax Cuts".

Jennifer Wexton at 15%, then-First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe at 17% and Sully District Supervisor Kathy Smith at 20%. lowkell on Poll: Who Do You Think Will Win the Dem Nomination in VA -01, VA -02, VA -06, VA -07, VA -09, VA -10 [UPDATE: Added VA GOP U.S. Senate Primary Poll].

FILE: Senator Jennifer Wexton, one of six Democrats running for the nomination to challenge Rep. Barbara Comstock in Virginia's 10th Congressional District, participates in a candidates forum at Battlefield High School on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Haymarket, DC. © Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images FILE: Senator Jennifer Wexton, one of six Democrats running for the nomination to challenge Rep. Barbara Comstock in Virginia's 10th Congressional District, participates in a candidates forum at Battlefield High School on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Haymarket, DC.

The Latest on primaries in five states (all times EDT):

8:05 p.m.

Democrats have elected state Sen. Jennifer Wexton as their nominee in a northern Virginia congressional district key to the party's hopes of gaining control of the U.S. House.

The 10th District stretches from the wealthy suburbs of McLean inside the Capital Beltway west to Winchester. It is considered the most likely seat in Virginia to flip from Republican to Democratic — Hillary Clinton carried the district by 10 points in 2016, though Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock won re-election with 53 percent of the vote.

Incumbent, state senator win Va. primaries in key House race

  Incumbent, state senator win Va. primaries in key House race U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock won the Republican primary in her northern Virginia district Tuesday, fending off a challenge on her right from Air Force veteran Shak Hill, who attacked the two-term incumbent as insufficiently conservative.Comstock now has a battle in November's general election. She'll face state Sen. Jennifer Wexton, who won Tuesday's Democratic primary.The race is seen as a tossup, and Democrats have targeted the seat as a battleground in their campaign to gain control of the House of Representatives.The district stretches from the wealthy suburbs of McLean, inside the Capital Beltway, west to Winchester.

The Democratic governor won in Virginia ’s 10th Congressional District in last year’s election. “Governor Ralph Northam endorsed Wexton in the latest desperate attempt to make her relevant.” Wexton , the only elected official running in the Democratic primary , is a former prosecutor with roots

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The race attracted six Democrats, including four who raised $980,000 or more. Wexton was the only elected official and the favorite after receiving the endorsement of Gov. Ralph Northam.

But several other candidates outraised or matched Wexton in fundraising. One competitor, Alison Friedman, committed $1 million of her money.

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7 p.m.

Polls have closed in Virginia and South Carolina's primary elections.

A bellwether Virginia congressional district promises to be among the most watched races nationally Tuesday as five states hold primaries.

President Donald Trump also will be a factor, notably in two Republican primaries in South Carolina.

Trump is weighing in for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, an early supporter of the president's 2016 campaign, and against Republican Rep. Mark Sanford, an outspoken critic of the president who is facing a Trump devotee.

Corey Stewart wins Virginia GOP Senate primary

  Corey Stewart wins Virginia GOP Senate primary Corey Stewart, the controversial chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, has won the Virginia GOP Senate primary. Stewart, who was long the frontrunner in the race, was projected by the Associated Press to win the primary Tuesday with 98percent of precincts reporting. He previously fell just short in the state's gubernatorial primary last year but has repeatedly won elected office in Prince William County.His victory Tuesday signals a hardening of the GOP primary electorate that many Republicans say would hurt the party in November.

Home 2018 Elections VA -10 Dems Poll FINAL RESULTS: Wexton 55%, Stover 13%, Friedman 9%, Biggins Denise. This just gives you an idea of how hard it will be to win the nomination over Wexton . A competitive primary is healthy for our party, our district , and our voters.

Democrat Ralph Northam won the district with 56 percent of the vote in the gubernatorial race. Nine Democrats, including state Senator Jennifer Wexton , have already announced plans to run for the seat. Recommended. Latest .

Elections are also scheduled in Maine, Nevada and North Dakota. Together, they raise to 21 the number of states having held their 2018 primary elections so far.

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5 p.m.

President Donald Trump is urging South Carolina Republican voters to dump frequent critic Rep. Mark Sanford.

Trump says Sanford "has been very unhelpful to me" and is poking fun at his infamous disappearance in 2009, when he was found to have been carrying on an extramarital affair with a woman in Argentina.

Trump tweets "he's better off in Argentina."

Sanford was elected during a 2013 special election to the U.S. House seat he had held previously despite the controversy which led to his divorce from his wife, Jenny.

He has called Trump untrustworthy and culturally intolerant, prompting Republican state Rep. Katie Arrington to challenge Sanford.

Trump tweeted his endorsement of Arrington along with the swipe at Sanford.

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4:40 p.m.

A bellwether Virginia congressional district promises to be among the most watched races nationally in primary elections in nearly every region of the country Tuesday.

President Donald Trump also will be a factor, notably in two Republican primaries in South Carolina.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has the president's backing but faces challenges from four other candidates. Republican Rep. Mark Sanford faces a challenge from a state lawmaker painting the outspoken former governor as insufficiently loyal to the president.

Elections are also scheduled in Maine, Nevada and North Dakota. Together, they raise to 21 the number of states having held their 2018 primary elections so far.

Joe Manchin leads Republican opponent in new West Virginia Senate poll .
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin leads his Republican challenger Patrick Morrisey in the West Virginia Senate race, according to a Monmouth University poll released Wednesday. Manchin represents a top GOP target this cycle, with West Virginia being one of five contests where Democratic senators are seeking re-election in a state President Donald Trump carried by double-digits in 2016.The survey shows Manchin with a 48% to 39% advantage over Morrisey, the state's attorney general. Another 4% back ex-con coal baron Don Blankenship, who lost the GOP primary in May and is now trying to run as the Constitution Party candidate.

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