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Democrats Had Good Night With Primary Wins

June 6, 2018

Voters in seven states cast their ballots Tuesday in what amounts to the most significant primary election of the 2018 season, a Super Tuesday for partisans battling for control of Congress. In critical races across the country, Democrats had a good night.

As has been driven home with data all year Democratic success in November increasingly lies on the shoulders of women candidates.  And once again women rolled to party nominations, and some did so in some cases with what can only be labeled as large margins.

In New Jersey, Navy veteran and former prosecutor Mikie Sherill won the Democratic nomination for retiring Republican Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen’s seat.

In Iowa, Democrats Abby Finkenauer and Cindy Axne will challenge Congressmen Rod Blum and David Young.

In New Mexico, Democrats Xochitl Torres Small and Debra Haaland won nominations for seats being vacated by Republican congressional member Michelle Lujan Grisham and Steve Pearce.

Both Lujan Grisham and Pearce are running to replace retiring Republican Governor Susana Martinez, the only woman of color running a state today. Lujan Grisham, the favorite in November, would take over that title if she wins. Democrats notched another surprising win in a state legislative special election earlier Tuesday, when state Rep. Lauren Arthur claimed an open state Senate district north of Kansas City–where Donald Trump won by five percentage points in 2016.

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