Days After McCain's Death, Arizonans Head To Polls In State Primary

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She was one of nine candidates for the GOP nomination.

As in many GOP races across the country, candidates in the Republican primary competed to prove their loyalty to President Trump.

A Trump ally there is looking for a boost from an endorsement by the president in his race for governor against the more establishment choice. Florida is a major presidential battleground state. Here are five takeaways from the contests.

The latest newcomer to advance to the general election for a seat in the U.S. House is Lauren Baer, running for the U.S. House seat representing the Palm Beach, Florida, area.

Trump has intervened in multiple GOP primaries this year but has so far stayed out of the Arizona Senate race.

It comes after Trump tipped a primary one state north, in Georgia.

The Republican primary, however, featured three significant and well-known candidates. But Democrats were in a festive mood, as results showed that voter turnout, usually damp in mid-term elections, had edged up by around 5 per cent according to Ms Felecia Rotellini, the party's state chairman.

McSally wins, but at what cost?

U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., speaks to supporters after her primary election victory, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz.

For months Arizona voters have seen Sinema's ads touting her "record of independence", said Chuck Coughlin, a veteran Republican strategist in the state, and that will make it harder for McSally to make the case that she is "too liberal" for Arizona.

The primary happened in the shadow of the death of Arizona's senior senator, John McCain, whose body will lie at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday.

Dr Tipirneni brings a data-driven, policy solution approach to the campaign, she said, which would attract independent voters.

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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum could surprise Democrats here.

In Oklahoma, where term-limited Republican Mary Fallin is America's least popular governor, Republicans on Tuesday nominated Tulsa businessman and political newcomer Kevin Stitt over Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett. Whoever wins will be the favorite this fall in the open seat against Democratic nominee Drew Edmondson, the state's former attorney general.

In both Oklahoma and Kansas, Democrats are optimistic because of the energy the party generated in the spring with teachers' protests over education funding.

Leading off the race is Congresswoman Martha McSally, who clinched the GOP nomination after winning over 50-percent of voters.

Flake did have good words for McSally, however, telling reporters just prior to the election that he hopes McSally takes the seat. Sinema leads McSally in the RealClearPolitics average of polls by 5 points, but the race is considered a toss up. Bill Nelson. Scott's decision to run for Senate has sparked a scramble for the governor's mansion in the nation's third-largest state. She'll face off with the victor of a seven-way Democratic primary in November. In the House, keep an eye on the 27th District being vacated by retiring GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

She will face Republican Maria Salazar, a Cuban-American journalist, in November, in a race that Democrats view as a top pickup opportunity.

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