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Daily Election Report: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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Senate Elections:

Florida: A new Quinnipiac poll found Dem Senator Bill Nelson (picture above) leading Republican Rick Scott by 4 percentage points, 46%-42%, which is within the margin of error. Notably, this poll also found Governor Scott’s approval rating at an all-time high of 49%, with 40% disapproving. Keep in mind, he has been governor for almost 8 full years now.

North Dakota: A new Gravis poll found Dem Senator Heidi Heitkamp (picture above) leading Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer by 3 percentage points, 43%-40%, which is within the margin of error. Almost half of young voters are undecided. The poll also found that 37% of voters approving the Trump tax cuts, 32% disapproving, and 1/3rd of voters undecided. This is important because Heitkamp voted against the tax cuts.

House Elections:

Arizona’s 8th: Republican state Senator Debbie Lesko won the GOP nomination, receiving 36 percent of the vote. She defeated eleven Republican candidates, including former state Rep. Phil Lovas and former state Senator Steve Montenegro. Meanwhile, Dr. Hiral Tipirneni won the Democratic primary. The special election will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Donald Trump won this district 59%-38%, but anything can happen in these type of elections.

California’s 50th: A lot of Republicans want incumbent Rep. Duncan Hunter, who is currently being investigated by the FBI for corruption, to drop out. A strong Republican opponent has filed to run against him – El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells. Other candidates are considering a run here.

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