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While most of the political world has been focused on special elections for vacant House seats and the developing congressional mid-term elections, the two gubernatorial contests that will take place this November and the 36 races on the ballot in 2018 have started to take shape.
Voters got a nail-biter of a primary night, just not the one they expected.
Democrats are defending 10 Senate seats in states that President Donald Trump carried in 2016. These 10 incumbents – a.k.a. The Ten – will spend the cycle making some interesting decisions about whether to side with their party or vote with their more Republican-leaning constituents.
Among Kay Ivey’s first acts in her new role as Governor was to overturn a decision by her predecessor Robert Bentley to hold the special election to finish the remainder of former Jeff Sessions’ term on November 8 of 2018 to coincide with state and federal elections. Ivey took the side of those who have argued that a special election must be held this year. As such, she set a primary for...
Jennifer Duffy, Senior Editor
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