Delaware and New Hampshire hosted congressional primaries Tuesday.
DELAWARE AT-LARGE: In the race to replace Rep. John Carney (D), former state Labor Secretary Lisa Blunt Rochester (D) finished first in the Democratic primary, becoming the heavy favorite in the general election. (AP)
She would become the first African-American and first woman elected to Congress in Delaware. (Wilmington News-Journal)
NH-01: 2010 candidate Rich Ashooh (R) conceded to Rep. Frank Guinta (R) in the GOP primary. (NH 1) Guinta will face former Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D) for the fourth time.
Last week, Ashooh didn’t commit to backing Guinta as the Republican nominee.
“The state Democratic Party is formally asking that” test prep executive Shawn O’Connor (I) “not be placed on the general election ballot, insisting that he has not filed the necessary number of valid nomination papers.” (WMUR)
TRUMP TALK. The DCCC is launching four new ads that target Reps. David Young (R-IA 03), Erik Paulsen (R-MN 03), Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL 26), and Will Hurd (R-TX 23), and try to tie the incumbents to Trump.
“The ad against Young, part of the DCCC’s $1.5 million in reserved ads there, highlights Trump’s assertion that ‘nukes’ might be needed for national security policy. The ad against Paulsen shows Trump mocking a disabled reporter who covered his real estate empire in an image that many pollsters say stuck with voters as being particularly damaging to Trump (it’s featured in ads supporting Hillary Clinton). The DCCC targets Trump’s views on immigration in a Spanish-language radio ad airing on Miami-area stations hitting Curbelo for supporting GOP leaders that won’t move immigration legislation beneficial to Latinos. For Hurd the DCCC is using multiple strategies. An English-language ad, trying to appeal to the heavy military presence in the district, highlights Trump’s mockery of the parents of a soldier killed in Iraq for their speech criticizing him. … A Spanish-language ad airing in San Antonio goes after Trump for his positions on immigration and Mexicans.” (Washington Post)
PREDICTION. “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday predicted that whichever party wins the House majority in November, it will do so by a single digit.”
“Either we’ll be a single digit ahead or they’ll be a single digit ahead,” she said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“But we’ll make tremendous inroads in terms of the number of Democrats in the House.” (Roll Call)