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Primaries on tap for Tuesday 2018 Virginia Primary Voter Guide
Deanna Wagner | 13 June, 2018, 02:43

Then the tweet got personal, with Trump saying Sanford is "better off in Argentina".

'She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. Barbara Comstock attempts to defeat Republican challenger Shak Hill to hold onto Virginia's 10th District in the U.S. House.

The result is that he has faced a primary challenge from Katie Arrington, a state representative who is campaigning on her loyalty to Trump.

At least the Laxalt tweet came out no later than halfway through Nevada's election day.

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. Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen is the clear favorite in Nevada's Senate primary, and she's gearing up to run against a highly vulnerable incumbent, Republican Sen. Now Trump is returning the favor with a last-minute endorsement of his primary rival, which brings up Sanford's infamous affair. Local, state and national Democrats have called on him to drop out of the race in the deep-red district and say they won't support him if he wins. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) is nearly certain to win the Republican primary to face Sen. But Tarkanian announced in March that he would run for a House seat after Trump urged him on Twitter not to take on Heller. There are primaries Tuesday night in three of those seats.

Northern Virginians go to the polls Tuesday in a race that could help decide who takes control of Congress next year.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., is not facing a primary challenge Tuesday, a sign of his longtime dominance among Democrats in Virginia, where he served as governor from 2006 to 2010. None of the three Senate candidates appears to match that region.

USA unveils de facto embassy in Taiwan amid China tensions
Incumbent AIT director Kin Moy is expected to leave Taipei following the dedication of the new compound. Tsai hailed the complex as a new chapter in the "great story of US-Taiwan relations".

With both party primaries set for Tuesday, strong Democratic candidates are expected to emerge to challenge almost every major statewide office now held by Nevada Republicans, offering Democrats their best shot in years to seize political control over the state.

Democrats in VA-09: Candidates are Anthony Flaccavento and Justin Santopietro; incumbent is Rep. Morgan Griffith (R).

FILE PHOTO: Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) discusses farm policy with a reporter at Jamestown College, Jamestown, North Dakota, U.S. April 6, 2018. But the primary remains important because the turnout for Kaine will provide clues about enthusiasm on the left headed into the general election this fall.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Ann Groves Lloyd's tweets include remarks calling former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney a "douche nozzle" and Gov. Scott Walker is her worst enemy, immoral and reprehensible. If he fails to top 50%, it would catapult him into a one-on-one runoff.

Democrats are also hoping for Republican votes. The front-runner is Elaine Luria, a Navy veteran and businesswoman who's been endorsed by the party.

Maine Attorney General Janet Mills leads the Democratic primary, but former Maine House Speaker Mark Eves, state Sen.