State governments

FILE - In this April 15, 2011 file photo, congressional candidate Sharron Angle, right, sings during a rally by tea party supporters in Las Vegas. Angle was trying Tuesday, June 12, 2018, to unseat the incumbent Republican in the GOP's strongest congressional district in Nevada, where two other Democrat-held open seats will be up for grabs in November. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson,File)
June 13, 2018 - 12:01 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Republican Rep. Mark Amodei fended off a primary challenge from tea party favorite Sharron Angle Tuesday, while former Rep. Steven Horsford and Las Vegas philanthropist Susie Lee won Democratic primaries for two Democrat-held congressional seats in southern Nevada that will...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2017 file photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., speaks at a news conference in Las Vegas. The most closely-watched race in Nevada's primary election Tuesday, June 12, 2018, is not GOP Sen. Heller's re-election battle - thanks to President Donald Trump - but instead is a contentious Democratic race for governor. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 12, 2018 - 11:15 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dean Heller cruised through a five-way Republican primary race Tuesday as he prepares for a tough re-election battle that could help swing control of the Senate. Heller is considered the most vulnerable Republican U.S. senator seeking re-election this year because he's...
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Nerybelle Perez holds a picture of her father, World War II veteran Efrain Perez, who died inside an ambulance after being turned away from the largest public hospital when it had no electricity or water, days after Hurricane Maria passed, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Thursday, June 7, 2018. Perez died as the ambulance drove him back to southwest Puerto Rico but he is not included in the island's official hurricane death toll of 64 people, a figure at the center of a growing legal and political fight over the official response to the Category 4 storm that hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
June 12, 2018 - 11:08 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Eight days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Efrain Perez felt a pain in his chest. Doctors near his small town sent him to Puerto Rico's main hospital for emergency surgery for an aortic aneurysm. But when the ambulance pulled into the parking lot in the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2017 file photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., speaks at a news conference in Las Vegas. The most closely-watched race in Nevada's primary election Tuesday, June 12, 2018, is not GOP Sen. Heller's re-election battle - thanks to President Donald Trump - but instead is a contentious Democratic race for governor. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 12, 2018 - 11:02 pm
The Latest on primaries in five states (all times EDT): 11 p.m. Nevada Republican Dean Heller has secured his party's nomination as he seeks re-election to the U.S. Senate. Heller defeated four others in the Republican primary on Tuesday. He was able to cruise through his primary race after...
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Poll volunteer Tom Spain hands out stickers to former Gov, Mark Sanford after he cast his own ballot at Alhambra Hall polling station Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP)
June 12, 2018 - 10:57 pm
The Latest on primaries in five states (all times EDT): 10:55 p.m. U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford is trailing in the Republican congressional primary in South Carolina to an opponent supported in last-minute tweets by President Donald Trump. As results came in Tuesday, Sanford told a crowd in suburban...
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Clark County Commission member and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak, center, votes in a primary election Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Las Vegas. Sisolak and Christina Giunchigliani, each hoping to be Nevada's first Democratic governor in two decades. Both candidates have pledged to stand up to Trump and the National Rifle Association. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 12, 2018 - 10:14 pm
The Latest on primaries in five states (all times EDT): 10 p.m. Results are upcoming in dozens of legislative and primary races in Nevada now that polls have closed. The most closely watched race Tuesday is the gubernatorial primary race in which Clark County Commission colleagues Steve Sisolak (...
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Clark County Commission member and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Giunchigliani votes in a primary election Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 12, 2018 - 9:30 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada voters were deciding a competitive Democratic primary race for governor Tuesday, a contest that became the state's most closely watched after President Donald Trump helped clear a path to the GOP nomination for vulnerable Sen. Dean Heller. Heller, the only GOP senator...
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Democratic candidate for South Carolina governor James Smith kissed his wife, Kit Smith after voting in the South Carolina Primary at AC Moore Elementary School, in Columbia, S.C., Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (Tracy Glantz /The State via AP)
June 12, 2018 - 8:57 pm
The Latest on primaries in five states (all times EDT): 8:55 p.m. Longtime state Rep. James Smith has won the Democratic nomination in South Carolina's gubernatorial race. Smith defeated Charleston consultant Phil Noble and Florence attorney Marguerite Willis in Tuesday's primary. Smith has led the...
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Corey Stewart, left, running in the Virginia primary for the Republican candidate slot for U.S. Senate takes a selfie with voter Dan Jones at the First Baptist Church voting precinct on election night in Woodbridge, Va., Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (Calla Kessler/The Washington Post via AP)
June 12, 2018 - 8:52 pm
The Latest on primaries in five states (all times EDT): 8:50 p.m. Corey Stewart has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Virginia and will face incumbent Tim Kaine in the November general election. Stewart beat state lawmaker Nick Freitas and Chesapeake minister E.W. Jackson in Tuesday'...
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Hardin "Dit" Rutland prepares to vote at Hillsboro Old Stone School Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Purcelville, Va. The 10th congressional district is a key race this year where GOP incumbent Barbara Comstock is facing Republican challenger Shak Hill. Six Democrats are also on the ballot. (Katherine Frey /The Washington Post via AP)
June 12, 2018 - 8:13 pm
The Latest on primaries in five states (all times EDT): 8:10 p.m. U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock has won the GOP nomination as she seeks re-election in her northern Virginia congressional district that is a prime target of Democrats trying to gain control of the House. In the Tuesday primary, Comstock...
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