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Ilhan Omar Wins Democratic Primary For Congress In Minnesota

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If she wins in November as expected, she'll become one of America's first Muslim congresswomen.
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Lori Swanson Concedes DFL Primary

Lori Swanson Concedes DFL Primary

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Democratic Attorney General Lori Swanson is conceding in the Democratic primary for Minnesota governor.
Swanson trailed heavily in early returns from Tuesday night's three-way primary against Rep. Tim Walz and state Rep. Erin Murphy. She told supporters gathered at an election night party that the people had spoken.
Swanson had been considered a top contender since launching her last-minute bid.
But her campaign was marred by allegations that may have caused voters to reconsider. The campaign came under fire last month after her running mate, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, was...
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Acclaimed Connecticut teacher Hayes wins US House primary

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HARTFORD, Conn. - A former National Teacher of the Year recipient defeated a veteran politician on Tuesday in the Democratic primary for a U.S. House seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who agreed not to seek re-election amid criticism of her mishandling of a sexual harassment case in her Washington office.
Wolcott educator Jahana Hayes, who won the award in 2016, topped former Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman, a two-time lieutenant governor candidate. If she wins the general election in November, Hayes, 45, will be the first black woman to win a Connecticut...
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BREAKING: Ilhan Omar wins primary to replace Keith Ellison in Minnesota's fifth district

BREAKING: Ilhan Omar wins primary to replace Keith Ellison in Minnesota's fifth district

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Ilhan Omar has won the Democratic primary in Minnesota's House race to replace Rep. Keith Ellison.
Omar, a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, was the first Somali-American legislator in the United States. The district has been safely Democratic for decades, making a victory for Omar in November likely. She and Rashida Tlaib, who won her congressional primary in Michigan last week, will be the first Muslim women elected to the U.S. House.
Omar was endorsed by the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, as the Democratic party is known in the state. She beat four other...
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Christine Hallquist, a Transgender Woman, Wins Vermont Governor's Primary

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Ms. Hallquist, a Democrat, became the first transgender candidate to be nominated for a governorship by a major party.
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Acclaimed Connecticut teacher Hayes wins US House primary

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A former National Teacher of the Year defeated a veteran politician on Tuesday in the Democratic primary for a U.S. House seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who...
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Ned Lamont Wins Democratic Nomination For Governor Of Connecticut

Ned Lamont Wins Democratic Nomination For Governor Of Connecticut

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The wealthy businessman is expected to face a tough general election.
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Wisconsin Gov. Walker wins GOP primary, awaits challenger

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MADISON, Wis. - The eight Democrats running for governor in Wisconsin have largely kept their focus on Republican Gov. Scott Walker ahead of Tuesday's primary, while Walker has repeatedly warned his supporters of a possible blue wave.
Walker easily advanced Tuesday in the face of only nominal opposition, and prepared to launch a statewide tour Wednesday where he will begin to unveil his agenda for a third term. Democrats also hoped to give their nominee a quick start and announced plans to travel the state starting Thursday.
Walker, who is running after an unsuccessful bid for president in...
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The Latest: Hayes wins primary for Connecticut US House seat

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Primary roundup: Transgender gubernatorial candidate wins Democratic nomination in Vermont

Primary roundup: Transgender gubernatorial candidate wins Democratic nomination in Vermont

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Primaries in four states on Tuesday are showing part of the political climate across the country.
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BREAKING: Christine Hallquist wins primary, becomes first transgender gubernatorial nominee

BREAKING: Christine Hallquist wins primary, becomes first transgender gubernatorial nominee

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Gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist has won Vermont's Democratic primary race, becoming the first openly transgender gubernatorial candidate from a major political party in the United States.
At the time of publication, she was leading the four-person pack by about 25 percent. She will face incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott in November.
BREAKING: Christine Hallquist wins Democratic nomination for governor in Vermont primary election. APracecall at 9:14 p.m. EDT. Election2018 VTprimary pic.twitter.com/rBiaCJBSw2
- AP Politics August 15, 2018
Hallquist told the Associated Press...
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Lamont wins Democratic primary for Connecticut governor

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HARTFORD, Conn. - Wealthy businessman Ned Lamont easily won the Democratic nomination for Connecticut governor, defeating Bridgeport mayor and ex-convict Joe Ganim in Tuesday's primary.
Lamont's win comes 12 years after he defeated the party's then-veteran U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman in a Democratic showdown that was viewed nationally as a referendum on the war in Iraq. Lamont later lost in the general election when Lieberman ran as an independent.
It's unclear who Lamont will face in November. Votes were still being counted in the five-way Republican primary battle.
As in 2006, Lamont is...
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Corey wins Connecticut GOP nod for Senate, will face Murphy

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HARTFORD, Conn. - U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy advanced to the November election without facing a primary election Tuesday in the Democratic party.
The first-term senator from Connecticut will take on small-business owner Matthew Corey, who defeated Apple computer executive Dominic Rapini in the Republican primary.
Murphy's campaign has raised about $13.5 million and still has about $8.5 million on hand, an amount that far exceeds the fundraising of his GOP rival.
Murphy was first elected in 2012 and became a prominent advocate for gun control following the shooting that year at the Sandy Hook...
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The Latest: Corey wins Connecticut GOP nomination for Senate

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Small-business owner Matthew Corey has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Connecticut and will face an uphill battle against Democratic U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy
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Lamont wins Democratic primary for Connecticut governor

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Businessman Ned Lamont has won the Democratic nomination for Connecticut governor, defeating Bridgeport mayor and ex-convict Joe Ganim in Tuesday's primary. Lamont's win comes 12 years after he defeated the...
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