Nevada Democrats Look for Sweep of Top State Offices

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Tuesday's election in the 42nd Assembly District pit Republican Jon Plumer against Democrat Ann Groves Lloyd. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.

South Carolina, Nevada, North Dakota and ME also will choose candidates for the November 6 races that could help determine control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, including two of the most competitive Senate races.

In Nevada's 2nd Congressional District, an original Tea Party candidate is attempting to make a political comeback by unseating a sitting member of Congress.

Democrats in Northern Wisconsin declared victory in a state Senate special election on Tuesday, the party's 43rd red-to-blue state legislative flip since President Donald Trump stepped into the White House a year ago.

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Trump's support for Heller in the primaries was a significant development, given the Nevada Republican's lukewarm public support for Trump during the 2016 election.

This office is now held by Scott Taylor of Virginia Beach. Not only was the seat held by a Republican, but Trump defeated Democratic rival Hillary Clinton there by 17 points in the 2016 presidential election.

Results for dozens of legislative and primary races in Nevada were revealed Tuesday night.

No Republican challenger filed to face him.

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Incumbent Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen announced earlier this year he would not seek re-election to a second term amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Harry Reid, D-Nev., in 2010 and ran unsuccessfully for the 2016 Nevada Republican nomination for U.S. Senate is back.

The victor of the Democratic race is expected to face Republican state Attorney General Adam Laxalt in November.

Democrats are also on a long winning streak in Virginia.

Election turnout is generally low in primary contests.

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Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) tried to enter a detention center in Texas last week and livestream his visit and the migrant children at the facility. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., a vocal Trump critic, is facing a serious challenge from Republican state Rep. Katie Arrington, a Trump supporter who has attacked the state's former governor for being too critical of the president.

One of the Democrats, Dan Helmer, an Army veteran and Rhodes Scholar recruited to run for Congress by the bipartisan leadership organization New Politics, grabbed headlines for a television ad comparing Trump to Osama bin Laden.

Sanford is one of several Republican candidates in 2018 who have faced criticism from the right for speaking out against Trump.

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Friedman, who said she made a decision to run for office in part because Trump "scared my kids", said potential Democrat-led impeachment proceedings in the House would be "one of the most serious moments in our nation's history", but wouldn't commit to voting for impeachment without reviewing any impeachment articles.

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