Progressives look to continue gains on Illinois primary day
Progressives face their next test Tuesday in Illinois, with a slew of candidates vying for a chance to help Democrats try to gain control of the U.S. House this fall. Progressives face their next test Tuesday in Illinois, with a slew of candidates vying for a chance to help Democrats try to gain control of the U.S. House this fall.Enthusiasm already has been higher than usual among Democrats in the left-leaning state. In several districts currently held by Republican congressmen — areas where Democrats have sometimes struggled to field even one candidate — roughly a half dozen Democrats are seeking the party's nomination in Tuesday's primary.
Establishment - Backed Democrat Withdraws From Congressional Race Under Threat Of Ballot Challenge : Illinois primary: What to know Democrat Leaves Congressional Race Under Threat Of Ballot Challenge . A well-funded Pennsylvania Democrat with deep establishment support
Democrat Leaves Congressional Race Under Threat Of Ballot Challenge . A well-funded Pennsylvania Democrat with deep establishment support withdrew from the state district’s A separate forthcoming challenge was also going to call into question the ballot signatures, as well as
Democrat Christina Hartmanfrom the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District on Tuesday.
The move follows news that Hartman’splanned to back a challenge to her eligibility, saying she did not get the under state law to appear on the ballot. The deadline for ballot challenges is Tuesday.
Hartman had raised significant campaign cash and enjoyed deep establishment support. Her departure opens up the field in a newly competitive district that includes the Pennsylvania capitol of Harrisburg.
Illinois primary: What to know and how to watch
The Land of Lincoln heads to the polls today for its primary, the second state to hold a primary this year for the 2018 midterms. While four congressional districts are ranked on CNN's Key Races, the one major House race to watch tonight is a Democratic primary that's turned some of the party's biggest leaders and outside supporters against each other.Here's what you need to know:Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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In New Jersey, establishment - backed Democrats muscled past liberal challengers in key New Jersey congressional races on Tuesday, setting up contests in November that will test the question of whether more moderate candidates will fare better against Republicans in swing districts.
Hartman had raisedfor a run in the neighboring 11th Congressional District, which includes Lancaster. But after Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ordered the redrawing of the state’s congressional districts, the 11th district became much more Republican and the 10th became more favorable for Democrats.
Seeking to remain in a district where she would be competitive, HartmanThis article originally appeared on that she would be moving to the new 10th district and running there. .
Stacey Dash to Withdraw from Congressional Race .
Actress and former Fox News commentator Stacey Dash will withdraw from her congressional race just one month after filing the necessary paperwork to run for Congress as a Republican in California's 44th District.While Dash didn't respond to a request for comment, insiders told The Hollywood Reporter on Friday that her decision was partially based on fear she had for the safety of her family.