Virginia's 2018 Midterm Primary is Tuesday


Republicans held on to a state Assembly seat in District 42 that also held a special election Tuesday.

Polls close at 7 p.m.

Voters will be heading to the polls to select nominees for House of Representatives and other local races across the state.

Ann Groves Lloyd, the Democrat running in the special election in Wisconsin State Assembly District 42, conceded to Republican Jon Plumer, according to Lloyd's spokeswoman. Democrats need to defend these seats and gain a few others in order to regain control of the Senate, where Republicans now hold a slim 51-49 majority. A year ago, five women and one man entered the Democratic primary to face Republican incumbent Congressman Dave Brat, but the list has since been whittled down.

She also liked numerous tweets critical of President Donald Trump, responded favorably to an article on the success of the Democratic Socialists of America and liked a tweet that called U.S. Sen. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10)-assuming she withstands her own primary challenge on Tuesday from Shak Hill.

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Republican Catherine Templeton and Democrat Marguerite Willis are vying to become South Carolina's governor, though both face long odds of emerging victorious in their primaries. Democrats need a net gain of 23 seats after the midterm elections to take control of the U.S. House. Voters will settle about 30 primary battles for state legislative seats.

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

Heller faced a potentially strong primary challenger in Danny Tarkanian, a businessman who has run unsuccessfully for the House and Senate in Nevada before.

Archie Parnell, a former Goldman Sachs managing director who has always been viewed as the Democratic frontrunner in the primary for the House seat representing South Carolina's 5th District, won his party's nomination Tuesday night, meaning he'll move forward to November despite divorce records made public last month that show he physically abused his ex-wife. He has previously served as Virginia governor, lieutenant governor and chair of the Democratic National Committee. If he prevails, he's expected to advance to a general election against wealthy Democratic philanthropist Susie Lee.

"I think it's in some ways a bit of a thermometer about how Republicans in the state of Virginia are going to either embrace or move away from the President, because Corey Stewart has embedded himself and wrapped his arms around the administration", said NBC12 Political Analyst and VCU professor Dr. Deirdre Condit. 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. "The thousands of Nevadans who are casting their vote for Adam today recognize that as an Iraq war veteran and proven leader, he's the best choice for Nevada's next governor", Laxalt campaign spokesman Parker Briden said.