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2018 Primaries

  1. 2018 primaries
    Rhode Island’s Raimondo Brushes Aside Progressive ChallengeCalled by her opponent “an extreme corporatist Democrat,” the incumbent became the 13th woman to win a gubernatorial nomination this year.
  2. 2018 midterms
    New Hampshire Democratic Front-runners Win, Famous Son LosesNew Hampshire will elect either its first black congressperson or its first openly gay congressperson in the fall.
  3. 2018 primaries
    Progressive Andrew Gillum Wins Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Primary in UpsetBernie Sanders–endorsed Gillum, who hopes to be Florida’s first black governor, will face Trump pick Ron DeSantis in a high-stakes general election.
  4. Trump Didn’t Get a Win for His Billionaire Buddy in WyomingFoster Friess’s vast wealth and Trump’s Election Day endorsement weren’t enough in a very competitive gubernatorial primary.
  5. Trump Endorses Right-Wing Billionaire Foster Friess in WY Gubernatorial PrimaryThe man best known for advocating women putting an aspirin “between their knees” as contraception picks up the late POTUS nod.
  6. Trump Starts Endorsing Candidates Shortly Before Polls CloseBetter very late than never, it seems.
  7. Turnout for an Epochal California Primary Will Probably Be TerribleThe stakes in the June 5 top-two primary in the Golden State are very high. But voters aren’t that excited, and the outcome is hard to predict.
  8. It’s the Year of Democratic Women. The GOP Remains a Party of MenA lot more women are running for Congress as Democrats — and winning primaries — while the GOP remains a boy’s club.
  9. GOP Primary Loser Chided for Not Getting Over Smears Like Trump’s Rivals DidIf Lyin’ Ted Cruz and “nutjob” Lindsey Graham could forgive Trump, other Republicans should grin and bear it, too.
  10. Stacey Abrams and the New Democratic Coalition in the SouthIn the past, southern black Democratic voters were expected to loyally support white centrist candidates with rare representation. That has changed.
  11. Another Big Primary Night for Democratic WomenPrimaries in three southern states plus runoffs in Texas continued to shape a competitive midterm, with Democratic women doing particularly well.
  12. Abrams Wins Georgia’s ‘Two Staceys’ Race, Could Be First Black Female GovernorWith Abrams heading the Democratic ticket, the Georgia governor’s race might finally be competitive again.
  13. Blankenship Sunk in West Virginia After Giving National GOP a ScareBoth Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump worked to take down the eccentric ex-con who was beginning to look like another Roy Moore.