Republican Voters Embrace Trump-Style Candidates
Primaries were also held Tuesday in North Dakota, Maine as well as Nevada, with the latter two featuring Democratic contests where long-serving women faced off against male opponents. Democratic women have fared well in many congressional primaries This specific year, yet the Maine as well as Nevada races marked the starting line for a long season of more difficult primaries for female candidates for governor.
In Nevada, Steve Sisolak, a Clark County commissioner, easily defeated his fellow commissioner Chris Giunchigliani in a race in which evolved into a proxy battle between former Senator Harry Reid as well as Hillary Clinton.
Mr. Sisolak entered the race with the blessing of Mr. Reid, the former Senate majority leader who remains the de facto head of the Nevada Democratic Party, as well as he raised significantly more money than the progressive Ms. Giunchigliani. She won an infusion of money by outside groups, most notably Emily’s List, the group in which backs Democratic women who support abortion rights, as well as a late endorsement by Mrs. Clinton. yet the item was not enough to threaten Mr. Sisolak.
He will face Adam Laxalt, the 39-year-old state attorney general as well as grandson of former senator Paul Laxalt, who easily won the Republican primary.
In Maine, where Democrats as well as Republicans were selecting their nominees for governor, a brand new system of voting promised to provide an atmosphere of uncertainty in which could last for several days. Voters within the state were ranking primary candidates in order of preference, as well as using second- as well as third-place preferences to settle races in which no first-choice candidate achieves majority support. There will be a crowded field of governor’s candidates in both parties as well as the item will be unlikely anyone will win based on the first round of preferences.
While races in most of the country have been defined by a candidate’s stance toward Mr. Trump, the race for governor in Maine has largely unfolded within the shadow of Gov. Paul R. LePage, an unpopular as well as deeply divisive Republican who has aligned himself with the White House.
On the Democratic side, the strongest candidates appeared to be Janet Mills, the state attorney general, as well as Adam Cote, a businessman as well as military veteran. yet the race will be unsettled enough in which additional candidates, like Mark Eves, a former speaker of the State House of Representatives, may have a chance to win. Shawn Moody, a wealthy businessman, prevailed on the Republican side.