Democratic primaries take spotlight in House races in Va.

Primaries on tap for Tuesday

Primaries on tap for Tuesday

President Trump urged South Carolina Republicans to vote U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford out of office Tuesday, tweeting that the three-term congressman was "better off in Argentina" - a reference to a sex scandal that forced Sanford to resign as governor.

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Therefore, no Democratic ballot available in the 4th Congressional District - which encompasses the City of Richmond, eastern Henrico County, and points to the south and east.

Additionally, Republican voters across Virginia must decide which candidate will face Democratic incumbent Sen.

Heller was being challenged from the right by Danny Tarkanian, but Trump persuaded him to drop out of the race.

There are also primaries in some of South Carolina's seven congressional districts.

To find out how to register to vote or to check your registration status, visit the Virginia Department of Elections website. Gov. Sandoval, who is leaving after serving a maximum two terms, cruised to re-election in 2014 after no high-profile Democrats emerged to oppose him.

Heller narrowly won his seat in 2012 against Democrat Shelley Berkley, who was hampered by ethics questions. The front-runner is Elaine Luria, a Navy veteran and businesswoman who's been endorsed by the party.

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Helmer said he would support impeaching Trump without hesitation, accusing him of violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution and obstruction of justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey. Geoffrey Skelley of Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball writes, "Comstock is a prodigious fundraiser and has a history of outpacing the partisan lean of districts she has represented, but the district's Democratic shifts in 2016 and 2017 show why she is one of the Democrats' foremost targets in 2018". Republicans said she's trying to hide her extreme views.

"Congress isn't honoring their constitutional responsibility to oversight and accountability", she said. He's a self-described inspirational speaker who has lambasted Comstock for criticizing Trump after the release of his "Access Hollywood" tape, opposing his efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and opposing the administration's proposed ban on transgender people in the military.

"This has given me somebody to vote for", he said.

Infectious disease scientist Julia Biggins pointed to her unique experience in her campaign video. The incumbent, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), has been severely wounded politically by the two-and-a-half years he was under indictment on public corruption charges.

"We came to realize that people were rising up and realizing that we can't sit on the sidelines anymore, and I came to realize that I can't do that either", she said in an interview.

President Trump tweeted his endorsement of Katie Arrington roughly three hours before polls closed in SC.

Wexton was also cautious when discussing Trump and possible impeachment. He is a conservative who backs President Donald Trump and his campaign website says he wants to "Make America BELIEVE Again".

He's facing off against Mary Jones in Tuesday's primary. In a controversial reform being watched closely by voting-rights advocates, ME will premiere its "ranked-choice voting" system, created to make sure victorious candidates always have a majority of the vote instead of a mere plurality.

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