— Ann Telnaes (@AnnTelnaes) August 30, 2016
Which may or may not say anything useful about the big one in November…
Vox reports “Debbie Wasserman Schultz fends off primary challenge from insurgent backed by Bernie Sanders”:
… Wasserman Schultz faced a primary race from Tim Canova, a law professor who was endorsed by Bernie Sanders. But Wasserman Schultz looks to have won easily, with the Associated Press projecting at around 10pm that she’d defeat Canova in her bid for a seventh term…
… [I]t was never really clear how Canova’s bid threatened the long-time Democratic Congresswoman. Sanders’s endorsement of Canova helped him raise money, but probably didn’t make him that much popular — after all, Clinton easily defeated Sanders in Wasserman Schultz’s district.
Good night for Repub incumbents, too. The Washington Post:
Sen. John McCain beat back a primary challenge Tuesday from a Republican tea party activist to win the right to seek a sixth term in November in a race that has been inundated with questions about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The 2008 GOP presidential nominee easily defeated former state Sen. Kelli Ward and two other Republicans.
He faces a tough Democratic challenge in the November general election from U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick. She advanced Tuesday after facing only a write-in opponent in the primary…
AZ ‘Juicers: Should ‘we’ set up an ActBlue widget for Kirkpatrick?
Speaking of thirsty, the WaPo also mentions 2020 presidential hopeful looking to keep his interim seat:
… Rubio easily won the Republican nomination to retain his seat and will be challenged by Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, who defeated Congressman Alan Grayson in Tuesday’s Senate primary. It’s a race Democrats are targeting in an effort to regain a majority in the Senate, and their hope is that Rubio’s presidential ambitions have dulled the shine he had with Florida voters..
And a genuinely positive win, via commentor Hovercraft, from the Florida Times-Union:
Melissa Nelson, an unknown corporate lawyer and former prosecutor three months ago, cleared her path to become one of the most powerful and influential figures in Northeast Florida on Tuesday night when she easily defeated incumbent 4th Judicial State Attorney Angela Corey.
The election caps a dizzying rise for Nelson and an equally shocking fall for Corey, one of the most polarizing political figures in Jacksonville history who generated national attention and enormous criticism for her prosecutions of George Zimmerman, Marissa Alexander, 12-year-old Cristian Fernandez and many others. Corey will depart office in the first week of January as the first incumbent state attorney in modern history to lose a contested election…
Controversy had followed Corey even before she was elected as Duval, Clay and Nassau’s top prosecutor. She had engaged in a long-running feud with Shorstein, her predecessor and former boss that rose up again this year when Corey unsuccessfully tried to tie Nelson to Shorstein, blaming both for dropping the death penalty against convicted murderer William Wells, who would later kill again in prison.
Once in office Corey engaged in multiple feuds, refusing to speak to this newspaper for a year, and often lashed out at criticism of her.
And that criticism became more vocal when she chose to prosecute Zimmerman for the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin, sought a 60-year prison sentence for Alexander after she fired a shot in the direction of her abusive husband and decided to try Fernandez as an adult…
What else is on the agenda for the day?