Tuesday main preview: Republicans fret a possible catastrophe in Kansas Senate contest


Polls close at 10 PM ET/ 7 PM local time.

Maricopa County Sheriff (R) (48-45 Trump, 54-44 Romney): Disgraced former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces two fellow Republicans in a bid to regain his previous submit. The winner will tackle Democratic incumbent Paul Penzone, who 4 years in the past denied Arpaio a seventh time period as the highest lawman of Arizona’s largest county, within the November common election.

Arpaio’s two intra-party foes are Jerry Sheridan, who served as his chief deputy throughout his lengthy reign of terror, and Glendale police officer Mike Crawford. Lengthy a favourite of nationwide conservatives, Arpaio has outraised Sheridan $1.2 million to $105,000, whereas Crawford took in solely $5,000. Penzone, against this, has hauled in $643,000.

Different Arizona Races to Watch:

Corporation Commission (R)

Maricopa County Attorney (D)

Pima County Prosecutor (D)


Polls close at 8 PM ET / 7 PM local time within the portion of the state situated within the Central time zone, where virtually all Kansans live, and an hour later in 4 sparsely populated counties alongside the state’s western border with Colorado.

KS-Sen (R) (56-36 Trump, 60-38 Romney): Republicans have a nasty and costly contest between former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Rep. Roger Marshall, and rich businessman Bob Hamilton. Just a few different Republicans are additionally working to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Pat Roberts, however none of them have attracted a lot cash or consideration. The winner will face Democratic state Sen. Barbara Bollier, a former Republican who left the GOP two years in the past and has no severe intra-party opposition.

Democrats and Republicans alike all agree that Kobach, who misplaced the 2018 gubernatorial election to Democrat Laura Kelly, may hurt the GOP’s possibilities within the fall if he wins on Tuesday, and main outdoors teams from every get together are spending thousands and thousands to safe their desired consequence. A Republican outdoors group known as Plains PAC has dropped $3.3 million on ads to weaken Kobach, whereas a Democratic-linked group generally known as Sunflower State PAC has deployed $5.three million on commercials meant to spice up him and harm Marshall.

A lot of the GOP institution has consolidated behind Marshall, together with Roberts. The congressman has additionally benefited from optimistic adverts from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Senate Management Fund, which is run by allies of Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell. Kobach, in flip, has been aided by $1.7 million in spending from Free Ceaselessly, a PAC funded by far-right billionaire Peter Thiel and the one group that truly desires to see Kobach within the Senate.

Hamilton, in the meantime, has used his wealth to outspend his main foes, however whereas some outdoors teams have run adverts towards him, they’ve principally targeted on Marshall and Kobach. Nevertheless, Hamilton and Marshall have aired a number of unfavourable adverts focusing on one another.

KS-01 (R) (69-26 Trump, 70-38 Romney): 4 Republicans are working to succeed Senate candidate Roger Marshall on this safely pink western Kansas seat, although solely two of them have attracted a lot cash or assist. Finney County Commissioner Invoice Clifford, who has self-funded most of his marketing campaign, has outspent former Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann, and he’s additionally benefited from more outside spending.

KS-02 (R) (56-37 Trump, 55-42 Romney): Freshman Republican Rep. Steve Watkins was already going through a seemingly severe main problem from state Treasurer Jake LaTurner earlier than the congressman was indicted on voter fraud charges in July. One other candidate, former state Labor Secretary Dennis Taylor, can also be in, and whereas he’s raised little cash, his presence may price LaTurner some anti-Watkins votes. The winner will tackle Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla, who doesn’t have any severe Democratic main opposition.

Watkins has responded to the costs insisting that, like Donald Trump, he’s the sufferer of a corrupt prosecutor, and by portraying LaTurner as a profession politician who has supported increased taxes. LaTurner has in flip run adverts highlighting Watkin’s scandal and argued that the congressman’s weak win within the 2018 common election signifies that he may price Staff Purple this Topeka-area seat within the fall. Regardless of Watkins’ excessive authorized woes, nonetheless, LaTurner has confirmed to be a really weak fundraiser.

KS-03 (R) (47-46 Clinton, 54-44 Romney): Democrat Sharice Davids flipped this suburban Kansas Metropolis seat final cycle, and 5 Republicans are all hoping to retake it. The one two contenders who’ve introduced in a lot cash, although, are former state get together chair Amanda Adkins and Sara Hart Weir, the previous head of the Nationwide Down Syndrome Society. Adkins has outspent Weir and benefited from another $215,000 in spending from an excellent PAC financed by her father.


Polls close at 8 PM ET within the portion of the state situated within the Japanese time zone, where almost all Michiganders live, and an hour later in 4 small counties within the Higher Peninsula alongside the state’s western border with Wisconsin.

MI-03 (R) (52-42 Trump, 53-46 Romney): Republican-turned independent-turned Libertarian Rep. Justin Amash is just not searching for reelection, and 5 Republicans are competing to retake this seat within the Grand Rapids space. The winner will face lawyer Hillary Scholten, who has no Democratic main opponent.

The one two Republicans who’ve spent a reputable amount of cash are Military veteran Peter Meijer and state Rep. Lynn Afendoulis. Meijer, whose household owns an eponymous retail chain with virtually 200 areas throughout the Midwest, has the backing of Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy, and he’s outspent Afendoulis.

MI-10 (R) (64-32 Trump, 55-44 Romney): Rep. Paul Mitchell is retiring after simply two phrases representing this safely pink seat, which incorporates northern Macomb County and Michigan’s “Thumb” area, and three fellow Republicans are going through off to succeed him.

Rich businesswoman Lisa McClain has used her private sources to massively outspend state Rep. Shane Hernandez and retired Air Pressure Brig. Gen. Doug Slocum; and a gaggle known as the U.S. Future Fund has also deployed $460,000 on adverts supporting her and going after Hernandez. Nevertheless, the extremist anti-tax Membership for Development has spent a hefty $1.5 million on pro-Hernandez and anti-McClain commercials. Mitchell is backing Hernandez, whereas former Gov. Rick Snyder is pulling for Slocum.

The one ballot we’ve seen was a mid-July survey from WPA Intelligence that showed Hernandez leading McClain 33-27, whereas Slocum was in third with 10%.

MI-11 (R) (50-45 Trump, 52-47 Romney): Nationwide Republicans haven’t proven a lot curiosity but in focusing on freshman Democratic Rep. Haley Stevens on this suburban Detroit seat, however 5 Republicans are working to face her this fall.

The 2 Republicans who’ve reported spending a notable quantity are self-funding businesswoman Carmelita Greco and lawyer Eric Esshaki. Nevertheless, maybe the candidate with probably the most title recognition is former Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, who won the GOP nomination 2012 in an utter fluke (remember Thad McCotter?) after which badly misplaced it two years later. Bentivolio has waged several failed campaigns since then as each a Republican and an unbiased; as per regular, he is introduced in little cash for his newest endeavor. A mid-July WT&S Consulting ballot for Bentivolio, although, confirmed him leading Greco 23-22, with Esshaki at 9%.

MI-13 (D) (79-18 Clinton, 85-14 Obama): Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who is among the most high-profile members of the Home freshman class, faces a main rematch with Detroit Metropolis Council President Brenda Jones on this safely blue seat.

Every lady defeated the opposite on the identical day in 2018 due to some uncommon circumstances. Final cycle there have been two completely different primaries right here: A six-way contest for the total two-year time period, and a four-way particular election for the ultimate months of former Rep. John Conyers’ time period. Tlaib narrowly beat Jones 31-30 within the common main, however it was Jones who edged Tlaib 38-36 within the particular, although her victory allowed her to serve only a few weeks within the Home.

This time, Tlaib and Jones are the one candidates. Tlaib has massively outspent Jones, and a late July Goal Insyght ballot had the incumbent ahead 52-24.

Different Michigan Races to Watch:

Oakland County Executive (D & R)

Wayne County Prosecutor (D)

 HD-09 (D)


Polls close at 8 PM ET / 7 PM local time

MO-01 (D) (77-19 Clinton, 80-19 Obama): Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated nurse and activist Cori Bush for the Democratic nomination by a 57-37 spread in 2018—a margin that will be a blowout in a common election however is comparatively weak for a main—and Bush is working once more for this safely blue St. Louis seat.

Bush has argued that Clay, who has represented this seat for nearly 20 years, has not risen to satisfy the challenges of this second in American historical past. Bush has raised significantly extra money for this marketing campaign than her final effort, and she or he’s benefited from another $240,000 in outside spending from two teams, Battle Company Monopolies and the Justice Democrats. Clay appears to be taking Bush’s second bid extra critically, as evidenced by an attack ad he not too long ago launched towards her.

MO Poll (56-38 Trump, 54-44 Romney): Missourians will even be voting on a statewide poll initiative called Amendment 2 that will develop Medicaid to 230,000 residents. The measure would amend the state structure to forestall Republican lawmakers, who’ve consistently refused to expand Medicaid, from rolling again the growth ought to it cross.

Supporters have castigated Republican Gov. Mike Parson for transferring the vote from November to the Aug. four main, charging that Parson did so within the hopes that decrease turnout would assist defeat the modification. Nevertheless, the same transfer in neighboring Oklahoma failed to forestall a comparable measure from narrowly passing in late June.

There’s been no public polling, however poll measures to develop Medicaid in pink states have been profitable not solely in Oklahoma but in addition in Idaho, Utah, and Nebraska, all of which voted in favor in 2018. Advocates have argued that Missouri is missing out on its fair share of federal tax {dollars} (which might pay for a lot of the growth), whereas opponents, who’ve been closely bankrolled by billionaire GOP megadonor Rex Sinquefield, have resorted to baseless racist claims that passage would imply “unlawful immigrants flooding Missouri hospitals.”

Different Missouri Races to Watch:

St. Louis County Executive (D)

St. Louis City Circuit Attorney (D)


Polls close at 11 PM ET / 8 PM local time.

Washington’s top-two main requires all candidates to compete on one poll fairly than in separate get together primaries. The 2 contenders with probably the most votes, no matter get together, advance to the Nov. three common election. Candidates can’t win outright in August by taking a majority of the vote.

WA-10 (51-40 Clinton, 56-41 Obama): A complete of 19 candidates are campaigning to succeed retiring Democratic Rep. Denny Heck on this seat situated within the Olympia space and Tacoma suburbs. There are eight Democrats and eight Republicans in addition to three independents, making it doable that just one get together can be represented within the common election.

The three most severe candidates are all Democrats. State Rep. Beth Doglio, former state Rep. Kristine Reeves, and former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland have all spent comparable quantities of cash. Former Heck district director Phil Gardner can also be working however was far behind financially. The Congressional Progressive Caucus has spent $336,000 to help Doglio, whereas the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has deployed $246,000 to help Reeves. Whereas Strickland doesn’t have a lot outdoors assist, although, she has former Democratic Govs. Gary Locke and Christine Gregoire in her nook.

If Reeves or Strickland had been to win, both can be the first African American to represent Washington in Congress, whereas Dogilo, who’s bisexual, can be the state’s first LGBTQ member. Reeves would even be the primary Latina to characterize the state as a Democrat, whereas Strickland, whose father is Black and whose mom was born in Korea, can be the nation’s first Korean American congresswoman.

Different Washington Races to Watch:


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