When Kent Conrad (D) decided to retire it was widely assumed that his decision was going to cost Democrats the North Dakota Senate seat this cycle, but Democrat Heidi Heitkamp has turned out to be a surprisingly strong candidate. A new Valley News Live / Mason-Dixon Pollfound the North Dakota senate race tied with 47 percent backing Hietkamp and 47 percent back Republican Rick Berg.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday August 5, 2010 3:15 pm|
Today is primary day in Tennessee. (Why you would stage an election on a Thursday instead of a Tuesday is beyond me. I can see moving election day to the weekend but can’t understand why a different mid-week work day is preferable.)
The big race tonight is the GOP primary for governor, but congressional retirements have created heated primary battles in a few districts.