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What to Watch for in Texas, Georgia, Kentucky, and Arkansas

Can far-left liberal Laura Moser defeat the Democrat establishment’s preferred candidate in Tuesday’s runoff?

By NTK Staff | 05.22.2018 @3:00pm
What to Watch for in Texas, Georgia, Kentucky, and Arkansas

The month of May has been full of bitter Democratic primary fights, and this Tuesday is no different with contests in Georgia, Kentucky, and Arkansas. Additionally, the Texas runoffs – those races that continued from March 6 primaries – are also happening Tuesday.

In Texas, far-left liberal Laura Moser is hoping to defeat Lizzie Pannill Fletcher to win the Democrats’ nomination in Texas’ 7th Congressional District. Earlier this year, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) released opposition research on Moser in the hopes that it would tank her candidacy. The move had the opposite effect, and Moser used the attacks to propel her candidacy into the runoff. The winner of the primary will face Rep. John Culberson (R-TX).

In Georgia, former state House Minority Leader Stacy Abrams has won the endorsements of Hillary Clinton, and Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Cory Booker (D-NJ). Any Democrat primary that brings Clinton and Sanders on the same side is a small miracle for the party right now, as they continue to wage war with each other over 2016 issues.

In Kentucky, CNN has a breakdown of what to look for in the 6th Congressional District:

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and former Marine combat pilot Amy McGrath compete in an atypical Democratic primary. The DCCC has not taken sides, and both candidates have similar stances on policy issues. Gray was the Democratic Senate nominee against Rand Paul in 2016 and lost by about 15 points. McGrath is running as an outsider, and she told CNN over the weekend: “It’s very clear that people are looking for more women. It’s very clear that people are really interested in candidates who aren’t necessarily — that didn’t grow up within the political party.” Whoever wins will take on GOP Rep. Andy Barr. CNN rates the race as Lean Republican.

And in Arkansas, state Rep. Clarke Tucker is running in the Democrat primary to take on U.S. Rep. French Hill (R-AR), who first won election in 2014.

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