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Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:57pm

A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate to be nominated for governor, and she'll face the Republican incumbent, who survived a bitter backlash from his base over gun restrictions he supported.

Walker is Wisconsin GOP choice as Midwest tests Trump appeal

Steve Peoples and Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:47pm

A fiery Donald Trump loyalist and a one-time Trump skeptic seized Republican nominations for governor in two states Tuesday, while Vermont Democrats picked the nation's first transgender nominee for governor to represent them in November.

Somali-American wins Minnesota Democratic US House primary

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:43pm

Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar neared another first Tuesday by winning a Democratic congressional primary in a Minneapolis-area district so reliably liberal that her victory is likely her ticket to Congress.

Somali-American nears new historic mark with primary win

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:33pm

The nation's first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark in Congress after winning a crowded Democratic primary in Minnesota Tuesday to replace Rep. Keith Ellison.

Evers wins Democratic primary, will face Walker

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:24pm

Wisconsin state schools chief Tony Evers won the Democratic primary for governor on Tuesday and will face Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November as he seeks a third term.

Nominees for Franken's Minnesota seat reflect #MeToo's rise

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:09pm

The sudden downfall of Sen. Al Franken amid the rise of the #MeToo movement set the course for a two-woman race to finish his term, part of an unusual primary Tuesday featuring both of Minnesota's Senate seats on the same ballot.

Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:04pm

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded Tuesday evening in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary, saying he will endorse Secretary of State Kris Kobach a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount.

Vermont Rep. Peter Welch wins Democratic nod, faces Paige

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:16pm

Peter Welch, Vermont's lone representative in the U.S. House, on Tuesday won the Democratic nomination to seek re-election in November, when he'll face perennial candidate H. Brooke Paige.

US Rep. Tim Walz wins three-way Democratic primary for Minnesota governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:11pm

US Rep. Tim Walz wins three-way Democratic primary for Minnesota governor.

County Commissioner Jeff Johnson defeats former two-term Gov. Tim Pawlenty in Republican primary for Minnesota governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:07pm

County Commissioner Jeff Johnson defeats former two-term Gov. Tim Pawlenty in Republican primary for Minnesota governor.

Businessman Bob Stefanowski wins GOP nomination for Connecticut governor in race to replace Democrat Dannel P. Malloy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:57pm

Businessman Bob Stefanowski wins GOP nomination for Connecticut governor in race to replace Democrat Dannel P. Malloy.

Republican-endorsed state Sen. Leah Vukmir defeats former Marine Kevin Nicholson to win Wisconsin U.S. Senate primary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:42pm

Republican-endorsed state Sen. Leah Vukmir defeats former Marine Kevin Nicholson to win Wisconsin U.S. Senate primary.

Ex-Meriden, Connecticut, Mayor Manny Santos wins GOP nod for House seat left by Esty, who bungled sex harassment claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:25pm

Ex-Meriden, Connecticut, Mayor Manny Santos wins GOP nod for House seat left by Esty, who bungled sex harassment claims.

Union ironworker Randy 'Iron Stache' Bryce wins Democratic primary in Wisconsin congressional race to replace Paul Ryan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:07pm

Union ironworker Randy 'Iron Stache' Bryce wins Democratic primary in Wisconsin congressional race to replace Paul Ryan.

Jennifer Zielinski wins 3-way Republican primary for Minnesota seat in Congress vacated by Ellison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:04pm

Jennifer Zielinski wins 3-way Republican primary for Minnesota seat in Congress vacated by Ellison.

Wisconsin state schools chief Tony Evers wins Democratic primary for governor, will challenge Scott Walker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:01pm

Wisconsin state schools chief Tony Evers wins Democratic primary for governor, will challenge Scott Walker.

Ilhan Omar, nation's first Somali-American legislator, wins Minnesota Democratic primary for Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:57pm

Ilhan Omar, nation's first Somali-American legislator, wins Minnesota Democratic primary for Congress.

Bryan Steil, former aide to retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, wins Wisconsin Republican primary race to replace him

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:52pm

Bryan Steil, former aide to retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, wins Wisconsin Republican primary race to replace him.

Minnesota state Sen. Karin Housley wins Republican primary in race to finish last 2 years of Al Franken's Senate term

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:42pm

Minnesota state Sen. Karin Housley wins Republican primary in race to finish last 2 years of Al Franken's Senate term.