Democratic House race in Virginia highlights primary voting in five states

Rep. Mark Sanford R-S.C. addresses the crowd during a town hall meeting

Kaine, who ran as Hillary Clinton's vice presidential candidate in 2016, has held the seat since 2013.

Rosen is vacating her seat in the Third Congressional District, and it's widely expected that philanthropist Susie Lee will easily land the Democratic nomination for that district.

On Tuesday, June 12, voters in Virginia will head to the polls.

If Fenty were to win the primary, reflected Condit, "I think she brings something very different to the Republican Party than the state of Virginia Republicans are accustomed to".

On the Republican side, businessman Shawn Moody leads, with former Maine Heath and Human Services Director Mary Mayhew, Maine Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason, and State House Minority Leader Ken Fredette not too far behind.

People who live in the 7th District will choose a Democrat to face Republican Congressman Dave Brat.

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. "We have had it with career politicians". Also note that Rep. Bobby Scott (D) is unopposed in overwhelmingly "blue" VA-03; Rep. Don Beyer (D) has a Republican opponent (Thomas Oh) in overwhelmingly Democratic VA-08; and Rep. Gerry Connolly has a Republican opponent (Jeff Dove) in strongly "blue" VA-11. Karen Mallard. Ralph Northam won this district last November 51%-47%.

There's also a Republican primary Tuesday in the 10th District. The victor will challenge GOP Representative Dave Brat, who is seen as potentially vulnerable.

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He will face off against Arrington, a state representative, in Tuesday's GOP primary for South Carolina's 1st District.

Another House race to watch is in South Carolina's first district, where Republican incumbent Mark Sanford, the Palmetto State's former governor, faces a tough challenge from state Representative Katie Arrington. But if Sanford loses - a real possibility - it'll be because of his criticisms of the president. It lets voters rank candidates by preference rather than choosing just one.

In District One, which includes Carolina County, Democrats Edwin Santana, John Suddarth and Vangie Williams are running for the nomination to face Republican incumbent Rob Wittman.

In Maine, four of seven Democrats running for the open governor's seat are women.

Fifty-one of the 99 competitive races are in those eight states-California (10), Pennsylvania (9), Florida (7), OH (5), Minnesota (5), New Jersey (5), NY (5), and MI (5).

While they have focused their campaigns on health care, gun control and the GOP tax law - along with Comstock's record of largely voting in line with Trump - the Democrats, in interviews with ABC News, differentiated themselves with various ideas about on how to best challenge the president and hold him accountable.

Some Democrats are upset that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has already backed Luria before the primary.

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