Primaries Now Complete In Five More States, Almost All Races Counted And Verified

 

With over forty congressional Republicans retiring or resigning, the opportunity to take back Congress keeps getting better. A South Carolina Republican congressman lost his primary to someone fully endorsed by Trump. A legal pimp knocked off an incumbent in the Republican primary in Nevada.  A conservative “gun owner’s champion” won his primary in North Dakota. These are not the people who should be running our country.

With that, Democrats Abroad’s Hispanic Caucus is thrilled to continue with our endorsements for the below candidates running for office  (with their names in bold font).

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MAINE

(Maine used “ranked-choice” voting in this election, meaning, voters will have an opportunity to vote for their first-choice candidate and to rank the remaining candidates in order of preference  (i.e. second choice, third choice, etc.). An example can be seen  here.)

ME Governor
(The outcome of the Democratic primary between Janet Mills and Adam Cotes is expected to be decided in a week’s time; the winner will challenge for the open seat)

U.S. Senate
(Maine voters will need to decide between Democratic challenger Zak Ringelstein and incumbent Independent Sen. Angus King, who caucuses with Senate Democrats)

U.S. House of Representatives
ME-1:  Chellie Pingree  (INCUMBENT)
ME-2:  Jared Golden  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Bruce Poliquin)

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VIRGINIA

U.S. Senate
Tim Kaine  (INCUMBENT)

U.S. House of Representatives
VA-1: Vangie Williams  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Rob Wittman)
VA-2:  Elaine Luria  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Scott Taylor)
VA-3:  Bobby Scott  (INCUMBENT)
VA-4:  Donald McEachin  (incumbent)
VA-5:  Leslie Cockburn  (challenger to open seat)
VA-6:  Jennifer Lewis  (challenger to open seat)
VA-7:  Abigail Spanberger  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Dave Brat)
VA-8:  Don Beyer  (INCUMBENT)
VA-9:  Anthony Flaccavento  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Morgan Griffith)
VA-10:  Jennifer Wexton  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock) ←This would be a major Democratic victory
VA-11:  Gerry Connolly  (INCUMBENT)

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NEVADA

NV Governor
Steve Sisolak  (challenger to open seat)

U.S. Senate
Jacky Rosen  (challenger to incumbent GOP Sen. Dean Heller) ←This would be a major Democratic victory

U.S. House of Representatives
NV-1:  Dina Titus  (INCUMBENT; proven member of Congress on supporting U.S. expat issues)
NV-2:  Clint Koble  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Mark Amodei)
NV-3:  Susie Lee  (challenger to open seat)
NV-4:  Steve Horsford  (challenger to open seat)

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SOUTH CAROLINA

SC Governor
James Smith  (challenger to the June 26thrun-off winner between incumbent GOP Rep. Henry McMaster and GOP businessman John Warren)

U.S. House of Representatives
SC-1:  Joe Cunningham  (challenger to open seat)
SC-2:   (Democratic candidate winner between Annabelle Robertson and Sean Carrigan will emerge after the June 26thprimary run-off; will challenge incumbent GOP Rep. Joe Wilson)
SC-3:  Mary Geren  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Jeff Duncan)
SC-4:   (Democratic candidate winner between Brandon Brown and Doris Turner will emerge after the June 26thprimary run-off; winner will challenge for the open seat)
SC-5:  Archie Parnell  (challenger to incumbent GOP Rep. Ralph Norman)
SC-6:  Jim Clyburn  (INCUMBENT)
SC-7:   (Democratic candidate winner between Robert Williams and Mal Hyman will emerge after the June 26thprimary run-off; will challenge incumbent GOP Rep. Tom Rice)

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NORTH DAKOTA

U.S. Senator
Heidi Heitkamp  (INCUMBENT)

U.S. House of Representatives  (At-Large)
Mac Schneider  (challenger to open seat)

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I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly fired up about the amazing candidates we have as shown above. We have people like Abigail Stanberger in Virgina – a former covert CIA operative – who fully understands the intelligence community and how Congress can help with America’s national defense; we have candidates like Nevada Congresswoman Dina Titus – a leader in Congress when it comes to listening to DA and translating our concerns into congressional action; and we have fighters like Mary Geren in South Carolina who campaigns on “We must protect Medicare at all costs.” I’m lovin’ our chances for a Democratic takeover in November, and I hope you’re motivated, too.

Let the blue tide roll,

Michael Ramos
DA Hispanic Caucus