September 12, 2006
Maryland: Rep. Ben Cardin (D-MD) opens a solid lead
over Kwesi Mfume (D) in the race for the Democratic
U.S. Senate nomination. Check the Baltimore Sun blog
for the latest.
Washington, DC: As expected, the Washington Post notes
Adrian Fenty (D) won the Democratic mayoral
nomination. He will almost certainly become mayor
after the November election.
Rhode Island: It looks like Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI)
will win his primary fight against Stephen Laffey (R).
Update: Laffey concedes.
Vermont: CQ Politics notes it only took 11 of
Vermonts 260 precincts to report in for Rep. Bernard
Sanders to be declared the winner of Tuesdays
Democratic Senate primary. That is what happens when
the popular eight-term incumbent of the states only
House seat runs up more than 90 percent of the vote
over four virtually unknown opponents... What makes
the outcome even more unusual is that Sanders agreed
to the state Democratic Partys decision to enter him
in their primary only to prevent a possible spoiler
candidate from getting the nomination and competing
with him in the general election."
New Hampshire: In NH-1, the New Hampshire Union-Leader
says [anti-war] Carol Shea-Porter has upset Jim Craig
for the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Jeb
Bradley (R-NH) in November.
New York: The New York Times reports Sen. Hillary
Clinton (D-NY) and Elliot Spitzer (D) won their
nominations for Senate and Governor by overwhelming
margins. Andrew Cuomo (D) beat out Mark Green (D) for
the Attorney General nomination. Hotline On Call notes
today "marks a historic milestone in Dem efforts to
re-establish their firm grip on NY politics."