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SD, NJ House Results

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State Rep. Kristi Noem (R) won a come-from-behind victory in SD-AL, defeating a better known candidate (Sec/State Chris Nelson) and better funded challenger (NRCC "On the Radar" candidate/state Rep. Blake Curd), 41%-35%-23%.

Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 11:25pm

IA GOV: Branstad Wins Big In GOP race

Ex-Gov. Terry Branstad (R) was headed toward a big win Tuesday, leading by double digits in the GOV GOP primary for his old job. With 79% of precincts reporting, Branstad led businessman Bob Vander Plaats (R) 50% to 40%. State Rep. Rod Roberts (R) was in third place with 9%.

[Update: AP calls the race for Branstad].

Branstad, backed by ex-AK Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and ex-MA Gov. Mitt Romney (R), was heavily favored heading into the day, domintaing the airwaves and enjoying a significant fundraising advatange.

Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 11:22pm

IA SEN: Conlin Crusies to Victory In Dem Primary

'82 GOV nominee/ex-U.S. Atty Roxanne Conlin (D) advanced to a general election showdown with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R), easily dispatching with her Dem competition. With 23% of the precincts counted, Conlin had secured 80% of the vote. Atty/ex-state Sen. Tom Fiegen (D) and ex-state Rep./ex-IA DoT transp. planner Bob Krause (D) each had around 10% of the vote.

Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 10:55pm

SC, ND House Race Results

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State Rep. Tim Scott (R) blew away a 9-candidate GOP field, but still came up short of the 50% needed to avoid a runoff in the race to replace outgoing Rep. Henry Brown (R). As a result, he'll meet second-place finisher/late-Sen. Thurmond son Paul Thurmond (R) on 6/22. Scott led Thurmond 32%-16%.

Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 10:53pm

Haley Comes Close To 50, Will Face Barrett

State Rep. Nikki Haley (R) easily won the popular vote tonight with 49%, far ahead of Rep. Gresham Barrett's (R) 22% (with 90% of the vote counted.) Because neither candidate exceeded 50%, they will sprint to a June 22 runoff, just 2 weeks away.

Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 10:01pm

Tea Party Wins One, Loses One In VA

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State Sen. Robert Hurt (R) gave the GOP arguably its strongest candidate to run against first-term Rep. Tom Perriello (D) by leading a 7-candidate field with 48% of the vote.

Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 9:50pm

Graves Wins GA Special Election

Ex-state Rep. Tom Graves (R) won the special election runoff tonight with a convincing 60%-40% victory over ex-state Sen. Lee Hawkins (R). In the May 11 special election, Graves took first place with 35% of the vote to top the 8-candidate field. Hawkins took 23% in the special, leaving him with much more work to do.

Hawkins may have made up a bit of ground with late revelations that Graves and a business partner were past-due on a bank loan, and also may have benefited by a robocall from Rep. John Linder (R-07) that bashed Graves.

Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 8:33pm

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Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 5:59pm

TwinLogic Adds To Its Team

Angela Stroschein, an aide to Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., has joined lobbying firm TwinLogic Strategies. Stroschein has more than a decade of state and federal government relations experience, most recently as legislative counsel to Nelson. She has a broad policy background with a primary focus on the Senate Commerce and Appropriations Committees. She also has extensive experience working on tech and telecommunications legislation, as well as transportation, financial services and judiciary issues. Prior to her position with Nelson, Angela was an attorney in private practice.

Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 5:01pm

Tech Groups See Good And Bad In Extenders Bill

Senate Democratic leaders unveiled Tuesday a tweaked $140 billion package of unemployment benefits, tax breaks, physician payments and other items that Democratic Conference Vice Chairman Charles Schumer of New York said could get 60 votes and pass by early next week. But the changes could upset the apple cart in the House, which labored mightily before the Memorial Day recess to whittle the cost and appease moderates by stripping $24 billion in state Medicaid funding -- which the Senate amendment would return.

Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 4:33pm