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Another Tuesday, another wave of primaries.
The state's tightest House race is in the 10th district, which includes part of Northern Virginia.
No Republicans filed to run in District Three, which runs from south Richmond to Newport News, leaving Democratic Congressman Bobby Scott runs unopposed in November.
Nevada is crucial to the Democrats' chances of winning back the Senate.
Florence attorney Marguerite Willis, who has said she was driven into the race by "the racist, sexist president of the United States", has argued that a woman is needed to take on the good-old-boy network and fight for better lives for women and the poor.
Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock in northern Virginia's 10th District will face the victor of a six-way Democratic primary. Former Rep. Cresent Hardy is the Republican frontrunner in a six-person race, while former Rep. Steven Horsford is expect to win the Democratic nomination after incumbent Ruben Kihuen announced he wouldn't seek reelection in response to sexual misconduct allegations. Now Trump is returning the favor with a last-minute endorsement of his primary rival, which brings up Sanford's infamous affair.
And in the 3rd District, philanthropist Susie Lee is favored in the Democratic primary, while Republicans could choose Danny Tarkanian, the son of the legendary UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, who dropped his Senate bid at the urging of Trump. In the swing state of Nevada, Democratic Representative Jacky Rosen is expected to sail to the nomination to face vulnerable Republican Senator Dean Heller.
"It's easier to get the truth out of the White House than to get lunch money out of Mark Sanford, so I'd say that any race in which a challenger convinces him to spend real money is a serious one", Rob Godfrey, a former top adviser to ex-South Carolina GOP Gov. Nikki Haley, told Politico.
Tuesday's elections in ME are notable not so much because of who's running but because of how the election itself will unfold.
Additionally, Republican voters across Virginia must decide which candidate will face Democratic incumbent Sen.
The incumbent is Republican Barbara Comstock, who last won with 53 percent of the vote against political newcomer LuAnn Bennett. The front-runner is Elaine Luria, a Navy veteran and businesswoman who's been endorsed by the party.
Small business owner and former chief of staff on Capitol Hill Lindsey Davis Stover said her struggle to pay off student debts gives her important perspective. Formerly a safe Republican district, the 7th made national news in 2014 when Brat ousted Rep. Eric Cantor, then the house majority leader, in a shocking primary. He faces a field of candidates that also includes state treasurer Dan Schwartz.