With both party primaries set for Tuesday, strong Democratic candidates are expected to emerge to challenge almost every major statewide office now held by Nevada Republicans, offering Democrats their best shot in years to seize political control over the state.
Polls are open Tuesday from 6 a.m.to 7 p.m. Photo identification will be required.
Frostman's win represents the 43rd state legislative seat Democrats have flipped since Trump took office in January 2017, a trend that national Democratic operatives argue shows voters are prepared to rebuke the President in November.
A spokeswoman for the state elections office says she is unaware of any problems with balloting as voters visit their local precincts to narrow the field of candidates in a Republican U.S. Senate contest and nine Congressional races, both Democratic and Republican. 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.
According to the S.C. Election Commission (SCVotes.org), roughly 47,000 registered voters in the Palmetto State have already made their partisan primary selections via absentee ballot.
The District Four congressional seat, including Chesterfield and Powhatan, is now held by Democrat Don McEachin.
It's an incredibly confusing primary with six Democrats competing for the chance to run against the Republican incumbent. The victor will challenge GOP Representative Dave Brat, who is seen as potentially vulnerable. "I think she brings an interesting potential challenge to McEachin, on issues he's been able to own comfortably".
Heller now can expect to breeze through his primary and focus on a November battle with Rep. Jacky Rosen, who is expected to easily win her party's backing against five others. Democrats need a net gain of 23 seats after the midterm elections to take control of the U.S. House.
Alison Friedman, a former State Department official who worked to combat human trafficking, said in an interview that she's "always been motivated by standing up to abuses of power", before accusing Trump of doing the same.
Voters head to the polls for Tuesday's primary to decide which candidates will face off for congressional and Senate seats in November.
"In 2014, we got demolished, and it was a nightmare of a year", said Michelle White, Nevada state director of For Our Future, a mobilization nonprofit for Democratic progressive candidates.
Heller defeated four others in the Republican primary on Tuesday.
Tarkanian, the son of former University of Nevada Las Vegas basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, has run unsuccessfully for several offices over the past decade.He is in a nine-way primary.
Ann Groves Lloyd's tweets include remarks calling former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney a "douche nozzle", the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Monday. "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.