There are primaries in five states, and one special election in Wisconsin. Here’s what to know.
Voters in five states — Virginia, Nevada, Maine, North Dakota, and South Carolina — will head to the polls for the next slate of primaries on June 12.
Tuesday’s elections include key senate races in Nevada and North Dakota. The governor’s mansion is opening up in Maine, and the state is testing out a brand-new ranked voting system.
There’s also one other contest on the agenda: a special election in Wisconsin for two state legislative races. It’s shaping up to be another test of Democratic momentum.
Here’s what to know about the June 12 primary and special elections:
Polls close: 8 pm Eastern
The governor’s race is the headliner of Tuesday’s primaries, with both Republicans and Democrats vying to replace outgoing Republican governor Paul LePage. Medicaid is the big issue in this race: the Democratic candidates all vow they will expand it in Maine, while all Republicans oppose it. Maine voters approved a referendum to expand Medicaid last year, which LePage blocked — which is why Democrats see the state as a prime pickup for the fall.
Janet Mills, the state’s attorney general, is seen as the Democratic frontrunner; businessman Shawn Moody is ahead of the Republican field. But both have viable challenges, and Maine’s brand-new ranked voting system makes the Tuesday’s election a bit more unpredictable.
Polls close: 7 pm Pacific
Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) is up for re-election in 2018. Senate Democrats, who face a tough electoral map in the midterms, see Nevada as a rare opportunity to flip a seat blue since Clinton won the state in 2016. Tuesday’s primary will determine which Democrat gets to take on Heller. The current frontrunner is Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-NV), which …read more
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