Vermont primary: Christine Hallquist becomes first transgender candidate to win governor nomination for major party

Vermont primary: Christine Hallquist becomes first transgender candidate to win governor nomination for major partyChristine Hallquist has become the first transgender candidate to win a major political party’s nomination for governor. A former utility executive and engineer from Vermont, Ms Hallquist defeated three other Democrats in Tuesday’s Vermont primary. The 62-year-old former CEO is part of a wave of LGBTQ candidates seeking higher office across the US.


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Transgender woman, Somali-American win US primary nods

Transgender woman, Somali-American win US primary nodsChristine Hallquist won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the US state of Vermont on Tuesday, moving a step closer to becoming the nation’s first transgender governor, US media projected. In another ground-breaking political moment, Somali-American state legislator Ilhan Omar claimed victory in her primary in Minnesota, putting her on track to become one of the first female Muslim members of the US House of Representatives. “HISTORY MADE! @christineforvt just became the first trans/non-binary gubernatorial candidate from a major political party in American history!” the Victory Fund, an organization that supports LGBTQ candidates, tweeted about Hallquist.


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The Latest: Walz wins 3-way primary for Minnesota governor

  1. The Latest: Walz wins 3-way primary for Minnesota governor  Fox News
  2. Democrat Tony Evers wins eight-way Wisconsin primary to face GOP Gov. Scott Walker in November  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  3. After Alleged Abuse Of One Aide By Another, Rep. Elizabeth Esty Won’t Run Again  NPR
  4. Six high-stakes US Senate races to watch [Opinion]  Chron.com
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Keith Ellison Wins Primary In Minnesota, As DNC Reviews Domestic Abuse Allegations

  1. Keith Ellison Wins Primary In Minnesota, As DNC Reviews Domestic Abuse Allegations  NPR
  2. Rep. Keith Ellison wins Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general, despite domestic abuse allegations  Vox
  3. Despite sexual assault claim, Rep. Tony Cárdenas eases into November election against Benny Bernal in LA-area …  LA Daily News
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Connecticut primary – LIVE: Educator Jahana Hayes hoping to become state's first black Democrat in Congress for 5th congressional district primary

Connecticut primary - LIVE: Educator Jahana Hayes hoping to become state's first black Democrat in Congress for 5th congressional district primaryThe biggest race as Connecticut residents goes to the polls for Tuesday’s primaries is for the governor’s office. Republicans believe they have a good chance of winning it back after losing control in 2010. Control of the narrowly divided General Assembly is also in play, especially the state Senate, now equally split between Democrats and Republicans.


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Wisconsin primary – LIVE: State begins voting as Democrats look to topple Governor Scott Walker

Wisconsin primary - LIVE: State begins voting as Democrats look to topple Governor Scott WalkerWisconsin voters head to the polls in the state’s primaries, with a large pool of candidates fight for the chance to unseat Governor Scott Walker and replace House Majority Leader Paul Ryan. There are eight Democratic candidates vying for the party’s nomination to go up against Mr Walker, the incumbent Republican governor hoping to hold onto his seat. Tony Evers, the state superintendent and the only Democrat in the race to have been elected in a statewide vote, was leading the polls ahead of Tuesday.


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Candidate admits she's not a Miami U. grad but plans to stay in Florida legislature primary race

  1. Candidate admits she’s not a Miami U. grad but plans to stay in Florida legislature primary race  The Columbus Dispatch
  2. Candidate for Florida State House Admits She Lied About Graduating From College  New York Times
  3. Florida candidate admits to posting inaccurate diploma, but her apology disappears from Facebook  CNN
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