Nevada Democrats Look for Sweep of Top State Offices

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They include important presidential-year swing states such as Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania that helped seal Trump's victory two years ago. But this year, Democrats are poised to finally make that jump.

Republican state Attorney General Adam Laxalt has defeated more than half a dozen opponents to become the GOP nominee for Nevada governor.

All 79 polling locations are closed.

Robert Monroe, 53, a video producer from Glen Allen, Virginia, said he voted for Abigail Spanberger in the 7th Congressional District because he believes she has a better chance of defeating Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Brat in November. Titus is a former University of Nevada, Las Vegas professor and former state legislator who was first elected in 2012.

On the Republican ballot, voters will be asked two yes or no "advisory questions" different from the Democratic ballot. Three Republicans from Turner - Angelo Terreri, Alexander Pape and Joshua Morris - are vying to run against former Democratic Sen.

State Senator Jennifer Wexton, the apparent frontrunner and only state officeholder in the primary, was motivated to take on Trump after seeing increased turnout at her town halls after Trump took office.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine is seeking a second term, though he wasn't on a ballot Tuesday. Primary elections also are being held for a handful of local offices.

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The Democrats each say that they can beat Comstock. On June 6, Enrique Berumen Jr., 21 years old, registered to vote as a Democrat in November so he could express his displeasure with Republican policies, which he said generally favor older conservatives.

She also said people who had some reservations about Mr. Trump are beginning to see that he wasn't such a bad choice, pointing to this week's summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as one positive sign.

Republican strategists acknowledge voter enthusiasm appears high among Democrats, but they attribute that more to there being a stronger field of blue candidates than in past years. Brian Langley of Ellsworth, who is term-limited out of office.

"To state the obvious, if the plaintiffs have a right to vote for their representatives, they must have an election to do so", Reynolds said in the decision. The message being put out: Don't let Democrats take over the Carson City statehouse and turn Nevada into another California, strategists say.

Women won a hefty number of House primary races in Virginia on Tuesday, creating a historic opportunity for female political representation in the state. "We want to make sure that never happens again".

Rosen defeated five fringe candidates, led by Jesse Sbaih, an attorney who loaned himself $2 million and ran to Rosen's left. "I'm proud of my record putting partisan games aside to work across the aisle and find real solutions, and I'm running for Senate because Nevada needs a problem-solver who will have the backbone to put hardworking families ahead of the powerful special interests in Washington. Sen.

I think she will energize that voting bloc", he said.

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