Tomorrow's Key Primary Races

Nevada to decide who'll face Harry Reid
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2010 12:31 PM CDT
Sharron Angle, left, John Chachas, Chad Christensen, Sue Lowden and Danny Tarkanian participate in a Republican primary forum for Senate hopefuls Tuesday, May 18, 2010 in Las Vegas. The winner of the...   (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
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(Newser) – Tomorrow's primary races will set the stage for gubernatorial and Senate contests in 11 states. Time reports on the 9 key races—here are 4 of the most important.

  1. Nevada, Republican Senate: The state will decide who is to take on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. It's shaping up to be a battle between Sue Lowden, an established Nevada Republican, and Sharron Angle, a Tea Party-endorsed candidate.
  2. Arkansas, Democratic Senate Runoff: Incumbent Blanche Lincoln failed to win by a big enough margin last month to secure her candidacy, so now she has to square off with her Lt. Governor, Bill Halter.

  1. South Carolina, Republican Gubernatorial: This state may not be done with sex scandals once Mark Sanford leaves office: a blogger has accused candidate Nikki Haley of "inappropriate sexual contact"—though her Tea Party support and Sarah Palin endorsement still have her in the lead.
  2. California, Republican Gubernatorial: The battle between ex-eBay CEO Meg Whitman and Tea Party rival Steve Poizner has been so ugly and so well funded that it could well have been a general election campaign.
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