Category: State

  • Voters decide congressional primaries in three states, runoffs in MS, NC

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    Three states held congressional primaries on June 23, 2020, and two states held primary runoffs. Forty-four congressional seats were on the ballot, including two U.S. Senate seats and 42 U.S. House seats. The general election for all five states is November 3, 2020. Kentucky held primaries for one U.S. Senate seat and six U.S. House…

  • Voters decide state-level races in Kentucky, New York, South Carolina

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    On June 23, 2020, Kentucky and New York held primaries for state-level offices, and South Carolina held state legislative primary runoff elections. Candidates competed to advance to the general election scheduled for November 3, 2020. In Kentucky, 19 state Senate seats and all 100 state House seats were on the ballot, along with one state…

  • Candidate filing period for congressional races ends in Rhode Island

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    On June 24, the statewide filing deadline passed to run for U.S. Congress in Rhode Island. One U.S. Senate seat and both of Rhode Island’s U.S. House seats are up for election in 2020. U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D) filed for re-election to his Class II Senate seat. He was first elected to the seat…

  • Three states to hold state executive and legislative primaries next Tuesday

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    Three states—Colorado, Oklahoma, and Utah—are holding statewide primaries on June 30. In Colorado, primaries are being held for three state board of education seats, three seats on the University of Colorado Board of Regents, 18 state Senate seats, and 65 state House seats. In Oklahoma, primaries are being held for corporation commissioner, 11 state Senate…

  • U.S. District Court ruled that Idaho must allow Reclaim Idaho to collect electronic signatures or put the group’s initiative on the ballot directly

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    On June 23, 2020, United States District Court Judge Lynn Winmill ruled that Idaho officials must do one of two things: (a) allow Reclaim Idaho, sponsors of the Idaho Income Tax Increases for Education Funding Initiative, to gather signatures electronically, or (b) place the ballot initiative on the November ballot themselves. Judge Winmill concluded that…

  • Filing deadline passes for state legislative candidates in Rhode Island

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    On June 24, 2020, the filing deadline passed to run for state legislative offices in Rhode Island. Candidates filed for the following offices: • Rhode Island House of Representatives (75 seats) • Rhode Island State Senate (38 seats) The primary is scheduled for September 8, and the general election is scheduled for November 3. Rhode…

  • Hawaii state Senator Harimoto dies

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    Hawaii state Senator Breene Harimoto (D) died on June 18. He had represented District 16 in the Hawaii State Senate since 2014 and previously served on the Honolulu City Council from 2012 to 2014. Governor David Ige (D) has sixty days to appoint a replacement to represent Harimoto’s district in the chamber. Harimoto’s death creates…

  • Crabtree replaces Youngberg in the South Dakota

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    Gov. Kristi Noem (R) appointed Casey Crabtree (R) to the South Dakota State Senate on June 19, one day after Jordan Youngberg (R) resigned to take a full-time position with the South Dakota State Treasurer’s office. Crabtree’s appointment to represent District 8 was effective immediately. Crabtree will serve the remainder of Youngberg’s unexpired term, which…

  • Milwaukee County Executive Crowley resigns from Wisconsin State Assembly

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    State Rep. David Crowley (D) resigned from the Wisconsin legislature on June 18. Crowley won the nonpartisan election for Milwaukee County Executive April 7 and was sworn into that office on May 4. He succeeded former county executive Chris Abele, who announced in 2019 that he would not run for re-election in 2020. Under Wisconsin…

  • Pennsylvania House Speaker Turzai Resigns

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    Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai (R) resigned from the legislature on June 15 to take a job in the private sector. He was first elected as a state Representative in 2001 and had announced in January that he would not run for election in 2020. Turzai had served as Speaker of the House since January…