rain
Saturday August 18th, 2018 4:39AM

The Latest: Sen. Deb Fischer wins Nebraska GOP primary

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections (all times local):

9:30 p.m.

Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska has won the Republican nomination in her bid for a second term in office.

Fischer defeated four GOP challengers in Tuesday's primary election and will be the strong favorite to win re-election in deep-red Nebraska.

Some of Fischer's primary opponents had argued she wasn't conservative enough, but Fischer received endorsements from a majority of the state's elected Republican officials, as well as major farm and business groups. Before being elected to the Senate, she was a rancher and state legislator.

President Donald Trump had tweeted earlier Tuesday: "Nebraska - make sure you get out to the polls and VOTE for Deb Fischer today!"

She defeated retired Omaha math professor Jack Heidel; writer and retired air conditioning technician Dennis Frank Macek; former finance manager Jeffrey Lynn Stein; and Lincoln businessman Todd Watson.

___

8:40 p.m.

Polls have closed across Pennsylvania, one of four states holding primary elections Tuesday.

In Pennsylvania, 84 candidates are vying for nominations in 18 U.S. House districts following the state's court-ordered redrawing of congressional maps. The new districts are expected to give Democrats their best shot in years of picking up seats long held by Republicans.

Republicans are also choosing their party's challengers to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and to U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, setting the stage for what is expected to be a hotly contested general election two years after Pennsylvania helped deliver the White House to Donald Trump.

Idaho, Nebraska and Oregon are also holding primaries Tuesday.

___

12:10 a.m.

A redrawn congressional map in Pennsylvania just three months ago has left candidates scrambling as four states prepare to hold primaries.

In Pennsylvania, primary voters will decide the fate of President Donald Trump's pick for U.S. Senate. Idaho, Nebraska and Oregon are also holding primaries Tuesday.

Congressman Raul Labrador is one of three GOP candidates for governor in Idaho, a state so heavily Republican that the primary goes a long way to determining the general election.

Ten Republicans are vying for Oregon's gubernatorial nomination — the most in more than a century. The interest among candidates belies the uphill climb for the party in the Democratic-leaning state.

In Nebraska, Omaha-area Democrats will have options for the first time in the state's lone urban House district, where two liberals are running.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP National News, Top General short headlines, AP Online Headlines - Washington, AP Online Congress News, AP Elections, General Election News, General Presidential Election News
© Copyright 2018 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
The Latest: Sen. Deb Fischer wins Nebraska GOP primary
Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska has won the Republican nomination in her bid for a second term in office
9:32PM ( 8 minutes ago )
Suns win NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1 next month
Phoenix has won the No. 1 pick in next month's NBA draft, after worst record pays off
9:30PM ( 9 minutes ago )
Judges hear arguments, ask questions on immigration program
Federal appeals court judges appeared skeptical of the Trump administration's claim that courts don't have the power to review the president's decision to end a program that shields young immigrants from deportation
9:19PM ( 20 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Suns wins NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1 next month
Phoenix has won the No. 1 pick in next month's NBA draft, after worst record pays off
8:35PM ( 1 hour ago )
Trump pays return visit to recovering first lady at hospital
President Donald Trump has paid a return visit to his wife, Melania Trump, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where she is recovering from a kidney procedure
8:27PM ( 1 hour ago )
Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs
California judge says Legislature unconstitutionally enacted 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives
8:25PM ( 1 hour ago )
AP National News
US judge scraps Oakland, California, ban on coal shipments
A federal judge in California has struck down the city of Oakland's ban on coal shipments at proposed cargo terminal
7:23PM ( 2 hours ago )
Judge: Special counsel had authority to prosecute Manafort
A federal judge in Washington says special counsel Robert Mueller was working within his authority when he brought charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort
6:58PM ( 2 hours ago )
Nation's most restrictive abortion law is challenged in Iowa
Abortion-rights groups say they have challenged nation's most restrictive abortion law in Iowa
6:14PM ( 3 hours ago )
Top General short headlines
GOP senators lunch with Trump, don't bring up McCain remark
President Donald Trump was in a good mood as he met privately with Senate Republicans for lunch, buoyed by primary election results and talks with North Korea, and bypassing any serious discussion of high-profile trouble spots in the administration
7:26PM ( 2 hours ago )
EPA inspector general investigating Pruitt email accounts
EPA's inspector general opens investigation into email use by Scott Pruitt
6:55PM ( 2 hours ago )
US firms seek tariff relief as US and China try to mend rift
US companies seek relief from tariffs and U.S., Chinese negotiators meet to find end to trade dispute
6:29PM ( 3 hours ago )
AP Online Headlines - Washington
Homeland Security boss defends separating immigrant families
The head of the Homeland Security Department is defending the Trump administration's method of separating children from their parents when the family is being prosecuted for entering the U.S. illegally
5:05PM ( 4 hours ago )
As lava destroys Hawaii homes, owners ask: Am I covered?
As volcanic fissures keep opening up on Hawaii's Big Island and spewing out lava, homeowners are desperately trying to find out if their insurance covers possible losses
4:09PM ( 5 hours ago )
Greece changes asylum rules to fight camp overcrowding
Greece's parliament approved legislation Tuesday that is designed to speed up the asylum process for migrants, ease the overcrowding at Greek island refugee camps and to deport more people back to Turkey
3:36PM ( 6 hours ago )
AP Online Congress News
Lawmakers press Missouri governor probe despite dropped case
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens may have gained an argument against impeachment when a St. Louis prosecutor dropped a criminal charge against him
4:44PM ( 4 hours ago )
Erdogan a battleground in Germany-Turkey soccer vote
The strained diplomatic relations between Germany and Turkey have taken on a sporting dimension as the countries bid to host soccer's 2024 European Championship
12:32PM ( 9 hours ago )
Nebraska Sen. Fischer is favorite amid plenty of opponents
Nebraska voters on Tuesday will pick US Senate nominees for both parties out of crowded fields of candidates who hope to claim the seat held by incumbent Republican Deb Fischer
9:37AM ( 12 hours ago )
AP Elections
The Latest: Malaysia's ex-PM Najib barred from leaving
Malaysia's Immigration Department says former Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife are not allowed to leave the country
12:02AM ( 3 days ago )
Senior Lebanese politician calls for quick new government
A senior Lebanese politician is calling on politicians to quickly form a new government, following general elections that were held last week
1:39PM ( 4 days ago )
Opposition win ends Malaysia party's 60-year hold on power
An alliance of Malaysian opposition parties led by the country's 92-year-old former authoritarian leader has swept to power in a fiercely contested general election
4:32PM ( 6 days ago )
General Election News
Oprah keeps it unpresidential in address to California grads
Oprah Winfrey figured it was safe to talk about politics again as she spoke to graduates at the University of Southern California, saying the rumors of a presidential run have finally faded
6:11PM ( 4 days ago )
Kelly says Trump is 'distracted' by Russia probe
White House chief of staff John Kelly says President Donald Trump is "somewhat embarrassed" by the special counsel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election
2:57PM ( 4 days ago )
Kelly says Trump is 'somewhat embarrassed' by Russia probe
White House chief of staff John Kelly says President Donald Trump is "somewhat embarrassed" by the special counsel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election
8:48AM ( 4 days ago )
General Presidential Election News
Judges hear arguments, ask questions on immigration program
Federal appeals court judges appeared skeptical of the Trump administration's claim that courts don't have the power to review the president's decision to end a program that shields young immigrants from deportation
9:19PM ( 21 minutes ago )
LEADING OFF: Gordon gets 2nd chance at 2B? Cespedes to DL?
LEADING OFF: Dee Gordon may get second chance at second base, Cespedes may be DL-bound, Diamondbacks play on without Pollock
9:16PM ( 24 minutes ago )
Arizona's AJ Pollock out 4-8 weeks with broken thumb
Arizona center fielder A.J. Pollock has a broken left thumb and is expected to be sidelined for four-to-eight weeks
8:53PM ( 47 minutes ago )
Suns win NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1 next month
Phoenix has won the No. 1 pick in next month's NBA draft, after worst record pays off
8:44PM ( 56 minutes ago )
The Latest: Polls close in Pa., 1 of 4 states with primaries
Polls have closed across Pennsylvania, one of four states holding primary elections Tuesday
8:42PM ( 57 minutes ago )