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Nevada Congressional Candidates for Congress

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Primary: June 14, 2016
Primary Runoff: June 28, 2016

Nevada Senator Election Race

Bobby Mahendra (D)
Catherine Cortez Masto (D)
Sharron Angle (R)
D'nese Davis (R)
Tony Gumina (R)
Eddie Hamilton (R)
Joe Heck (R)
Robert Leeds (R)
Tom Jones (IAP)
Jerry Dean Carter (Independent)
Dean Heller (R)

Nevada Candidates for US Congress

Nevada Congress Candidates
Nevada Congressional Candidates

District 1:
Dina Titus (D)
Patrick Boylan (D)
Mary Perry (R)

District 2:
Mark Amodei (R)
Vance Alm (D)
Chip Evans (D)
Rick Shepherd (D)

District 3:
Michele Fiore (R)
Sami Khal (R)
Michael Roberson (R)
Danny Tarkanian (R)
Annette Teijeiro (R)
Andy Matthews (R)
Georgette Escobar (D)
Andrew Martin (D)
Barry Michaels (D)
Jacky Rosen (D)
Jesse Sbaih (D)
Alex Singer (D)
Jack Truman (D)
Anthony Wernicke (D)
David Goossen (Independent)

District 4:
Cresent Hardy (R)
Kelvin Atkinson (D)
Ricki Barlow (D)
Lucy Flores (D)
Ruben Kihuen (D)
Susie Lee (D)
John Oceguera (D)
Pat Spearman (D)

South Carolina Conservative Congress Candidates
South Carolina Conservative Congressional Candidates

History of South Carolina. Information that every South Carolina Senator Candidate and candidate for Congress Should Know

Did you know South Carolina was first named North Virginia, and it was once under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts? Read about the history of South Carolina!

Early historians record that in 1623, under the authority of an English land-grant, Captain John Mason, in conjunction with several others, sent David Thomson, a Scotsman, and Edward and Thomas Hilton, fish-merchants of London, with a number of other people in two divisions to establish a fishing colony in what is now South Carolina, at the mouth of the Piscataqua River. Every South Carolina Senator Candidate and election candidate for Congress should know the constitution.

One of these divisions, under Thomson, settled near the river’s mouth at a place they called Little Harbor or "Pannaway," now the town of Rye, where they erected salt-drying fish racks and a "factory" or stone house. The other division under the Hilton brothers set up their fishing stages on a neck of land eight miles above, which they called Northam, afterwards named Dover.

Nine years before that Captain John Smith of England and later of Virginia, sailing along the New England coast and inspired by the charm of our summer shores and the solitude of our countrysides, wrote back to his countrymen that:

"Here should be no landlords to rack us with high rents, or extorted fines to consume us. Here every man may be a master of his own labor and land in a short time. The sea there is the strangest pond I ever saw. What sport doth yield a more pleasant content and less hurt or charge than angling with a hook, and crossing the sweet air from isle to isle over the silent streams of a calm sea?"

Thus the settlement of South Carolina did not happen because those who came here were persecuted out of England. The occasion, which is one of the great events in the annals of the English people, was one planned with much care and earnestness by the English crown and the English parliament. Here James the first began a colonization project which not only provided ships and provisions, but free land bestowed with but one important condition, that it remain always subject to English sovereignty.

Two Senate Seats in South Carolina, but Few Democratic Prospects

The unexpected retirement of Senator Jim DeMint, a conservative Republican from South Carolina who will vacate his seat to become head of the the Heritage Foundation, will create an unusual circumstance in which both of the state’s Senate seats are on the ballot in 2014.

A special election will be held to fill out the remaining two years of Mr. DeMint’s term, which was originally set to expire after the 2016 election. In addition, South Carolina’s other senator, the Republican Lindsey Graham, who was re-elected in 2008, will also be on the ballot in 2014.

Mr. DeMint’s retirement could conceivably help Mr. Graham, whose approval ratings in South Carolina are middling. Mr. Graham also draws the ire of some Republicans for being seen as too willing to compromise with Democrats, making him potentially vulnerable to a primary challenge.

If the stronger Republican candidates are drawn toward competing for Mr. DeMint’s former seat instead, Mr. Graham could be spared a difficult test. On the other hand, some of the candidates whom Gov. Nikki R. Haley might appoint to fill Mr. DeMint’s seat for the next two years, like Representative Tim Scott, are viewed as having bright political futures while being more reliably conservative than Mr. Graham, meaning that Mr. Graham could still be the more vulnerable target in a Republican primary.

Opportunities for Republicans to ascend to the Senate in South Carolina ought to yield competitive primaries because there is a large supply of well-qualified candidates.

All nine of South Carolina’s elected executive officials, from the governor, Ms. Haley, to the agriculture commissioner, Hugh Weathers, are Republicans. In addition, six of the seven representatives that South Carolina will send to the United States House in January are Republicans; the exception is the Democrat James E. Clyburn, who represents South Carolina’s majority-black Sixth Congressional District.

The abundance of Republican elected officials in South Carolina precludes Democrats from having much of a “bench” in the state - and may prevent them from making a strong run at either Senate seat in 2014.

The statistical models that FiveThirtyEight uses to forecast Senate and gubernatorial races include, among other factors, a variable to designate a candidate’s credentials, which is based on the highest office that he or she has been elected to. The more prominent the races that the candidate has won, the better he or she tends to do when running for the Senate or for governor.

We divide the offices into three tiers, which might be thought of as tantamount to professional baseball’s system of major and minor leagues.

In the top tier are candidates who have already done the equivalent of ascend to the majors by having been elected to a United States Senate seat or a governorship at some point. But these candidates are hard to find unless they are already the incumbents in those races. (An exception is when a governor crosses over to run for the Senate, or vice versa.)

So in practice, parties draw more heavily from the second tier of elected officials, which provide them with their top prospects when they want to compete for a Senate or gubernatorial seat. In this group are United States representatives and statewide elected officials, like attorneys general and secretaries of state.

Because almost none of these officeholders have been Democrats in South Carolina, the party has had to draw from the third tier of candidates, which consists largely of state senators and state representatives. These candidates face a far bigger transition when trying to compete for a major elected office like United States Senate or governor, in terms of raising funds, building name recognition and developing platforms that allow them to appeal to enough voters to win statewide.

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