Does Tuesday's primary turnout point to a 'blue wave' coming in Ohio?

Erika Holt
May 12, 2018

And the number of registered Republicans is at a historic low in the state-25 percent-and may soon be eclipsed by voters with no party preference at all. Barbara Jelks recently won a special election to fill the seat through the end of this year.

Wetzel County posted a turnout of 26.34 percent, with 3,093 votes being cast there of among 11,743 registered voters.

And Taylor, Ohio's lieutenant governor, attempted political contortions to campaign as a Trump loyalist without disavowing the current governor, John Kasich, a Republican who is a fierce Trump critic.

Voters also went to the polls in North Carolina, where Republicans were dealt a stinging defeat. That tops a previous high of 298 female House candidates reached in 2012, according to data compiled by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. But the success of candidates like Liz Watson in IN and Kathy Manning in North Carolina, and of female Democrats across the four states that voted Tuesday, illustrates how much women are driving the opposition to Trump.

"Democrats' 2018 advantage is almost gone", its article about the poll trumpets, a function of the mostly erased gap between the Democrats and the Republicans on the generic-ballot question (that is, asking respondents whom they plan to vote for, the Democratic House candidate or the Republican).

"Despite the Republican spin, we feel very good about the energy we saw yesterday especially given we weren't on the field given our neutrality", Pepper said. Democrat Kendra Fershee won the 1st Congressional nomination, while in the 2nd Congressional district, Talley Sergent earned the Democratic nomination.

DeWine's general election opponent is former Democratic state Attorney General Richard Cordray. "But this may prove to be a year when running as a challenger may be more tenable". About half, 49%, have an unfavorable view of Nancy Pelosi, with 30% saying they have a favorable take on the Democratic House leader, and 46% view current Speaker Paul Ryan negatively, 38% positively. She's donated $100 to Watson's campaign and plans to give more. Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt?

She said Trump's election left her filled "with anxiety" about women's rights and anxious that Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortions, could be upended by conservative, Trump-appointed justices. "If women succeed as non-incumbents at this level in other states, it will continue what I think is one takeaway from [Tuesday], which is that to some degree women are leading the resistance, if you will, against Republican incumbents".

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But if there's a dominant theme so far in primary voting, it's for the palpable desire for radical change - yes, again - coursing even through the party in full control of Washington.

The generic congressional ballot has continued to tighten, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, with the Democrats' edge over Republicans within the poll's margin of sampling error for the first time this cycle.

In the first year President Barack Obama was in office, 42 percent of his judicial nominees were women and 52 percent were minorities. Officials with the group, which operates a political action committee and a non-profit arm that does not disclose its donors, won't discuss overall fundraising totals, but say 94 percent of its money comes from women.

Primary elections in four Republican-leaning states rattled Congress on Tuesday night, as voters ejected a sitting member of the House and set up intense campaigns for the Senate in several battlegrounds.

"It was interesting", Braun said in an interview with CBS4.

For all the recent gains among women, however, men dominate politics.

Rivals since college, Messer and Rokita left their seats in the House to run for the Senate.

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