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November 3 2016 (Reuters) IOWA Republican Charles Grassley is seeking a seventh US Senate term and trying to retain a seat his party has held since 1957 Democrats are optimistic that their candidate Patty Judge can break that winning streak given her previous elections to statewide office as agriculture secretary and lieutenant governor Two of Iowa’s four US House races are expected to be especially competitive KANSAS Democrats are seeking to cut into Republican majorities in both houses of the Legislature and oust more allies of term-limited GOP Gov Sam Brownback Conservatives and abortion opponents are seeking to remove four Kansas Supreme Court justices in hopes of giving Brownback a chance to remake the court ahead of major abortion and school funding rulings KENTUCKY Voters will decide whether to send Republican US Sen Rand Paul who made an early run for the presidency back to Washington for a second term His Democratic opponent is Lexington Mayor Jim Gray Voters also will determine whether the only legislative chamber in the South still controlled by Democrats remains so Republicans need to pick up four seats to win a majority in the Kentucky House for the first time since 1920 LOUISIANA Two dozen _ that’s right two dozen _ candidates are vying for an open seat in the US Senate after incumbent David Vitter decided not to seek re-election One of them is white supremacist David Duke who is not among the top-tier candidates in polling Because no candidate is likely to get the 50-percent-plus-one majority needed to win outright the top vote-getters will head to a Dec 10 runoff that could end up determining which party gains control of theUS Senate for the next two years MAINE Mainers will decide whether to make marijuana legal for everyone over age 21 Maine is one of nine states considering ballot questions on pot legalization for recreational or medicinal use Another initiative would require background checks before the sale or transfer of firearms between people who aren’t licensed dealers And one would boost the hourly minimum wage from $750 to $12 by 2020 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking at a rally (AP Photo) MARYLAND Voters will pick a replacement for the popular Barbara Mikulski who is retiring after 30 years in the US Senate US Rep Chris Van Hollen a seven-term Democrat is running against Kathy Szeliga minority whip in the state House of Delegates She has sought to portray Van Hollen as an insider of dysfunctional Washington Baltimore will choose a new mayor MASSACHUSETTS Massachusetts voters will also vote on marijuana legalization as well as a proposed expansion of charter schools There are a handful of congressional contests with Democratic US Reps Richard Neal Niki Tsongas Joe Kennedy Stephen Lynch and William Keating all facing challengers MICHIGAN It’s the Democrats’ last shot to disrupt the GOP’s agenda or Republicans will lead the Legislature all eight years of GOP Gov Rick Snyder’s tenure At least a dozen GOP-held House districts half with incumbents half open due to term limits will determine which party secures the minimum 56 seats needed Democrats have targeted two GOP-held US House districts while two spots on the Michigan Supreme Court represent the most significant statewide races MINNESOTA A trio of competitive congressional races takes top billing in Minnesota Democratic Rep Rick Nolan will try to fend off a rematch challenge from Republican Stewart Mills to hang on to a northeastern Minnesota district that has been a liberal stronghold for decades The result has been one of the most expensive House elections in the country Republican Rep Erik Paulsen will be defending his suburban Minneapolis seat while the two parties jostle over another suburban district that opened with a top Republican’s retirement All 201 state House and Senate seats are on the ballot in an election to determine legislative majorities Voters will also decide whether to hand off legislators’ power to set their own pay to an independent council Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shake hands during the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead NY (Pool via AP File) MISSISSIPPI All four of Mississippi’s US House members three Republicans and one Democrat are up for re-election All are likely to prevail Four of the nine state Supreme Court seats will also be filled as will four of 10 seats on the state Court of Appeals MISSOURI Missouri voters will decide whether to send US Sen Roy Blunt to a second term or choose Democratic challenger Jason Kander instead It’s a race that will help decide party control of the Senate and polls have indicated a toss-up for months Meanwhile Missouri’s contentious campaign for governor has been the nation’s most expensive Republican newcomer Eric Greitens a former Navy SEAL has campaigned largely on his military record while Attorney General Chris Koster has endorsements from the Missouri Farm Bureau and National Rifle Association which typically support Republicans MONTANA Popular Democratic Gov Steve Bullock is up for a second term in the conservative-leaning state against software entrepreneur Greg Gianforte who spent more than $56 million of his own money on his campaign IncumbentUS Rep Ryan Zinke is seeking to hold off a determined challenge from Democrat Denise Juneau to maintain a two-decade Republican lock on Montana’s sole House seat Pot is also on the ballot with a measure that would loosen many of the restrictions imposed on the state’s medical marijuana program with a 2011 state law that limited marijuana providers to three patients each NEBRASKA Nebraska voters have the opportunity to reinstate the death penalty and reverse last year’s decision by the Legislature The citizen-led ballot measure has triggered a millions in campaign spending In one of the country’s most competitive congressional races Republicans are looking to defeat first-term Democratic US Rep Brad Ashford who promotes himself as a champion of bipartisanship His opponent Don Bacon is a retired Air Force brigadier general who is running as a Washington outsider NEVADA Nevada is home to one of the most expensive US Senate races in the country featuring lots of TV ads about the seat being vacated by Democratic leader Harry Reid The race is between US Rep Joe Heck a Republican and Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto a former Nevada attorney general trying to become the first Latina US senator Recreational marijuana is also on the ballot raising the possibility of pot shops springing up near Las Vegas Strip Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally (AP Photo) NEW HAMPSHIRE New Hampshire is a presidential swing state and home to a tight US Senate contest between Republican incumbent Kelly Ayotte and Democratic Gov Maggie Hassan It’s one of a half-dozen races could help determine which party controls the Senate Two members of the US House Republican Chris Sununu and Democrat Colin Van Ostern are vying to replace Hassan as governor NEW JERSEY One of the nastiest US House races in the country this year has pitted a Republican incumbent Rep Scott Garrett against Democrat Josh Gottheimer In a district that stretches from wealthy New York City suburbs to the state’s rural northwestern corner the two candidates have called each other liars and engaged in a war of words and accusations to rival the presidential candidates New Jersey voters will also decide on a proposed expansion of casino gambling NEW MEXICO There’s little suspense at the top of the ticket with all three USHouse incumbents expected to be re-elected so Republicans are focused on defending their narrow majority in the state House The party took over in 2014 ending 60 years of Democratic control The criminal conviction and resignation of former Secretary of State Dianna Duran in 2015 for embezzlement and money laundering related to her gambling addiction has opened that office The race is between Democrat Maggie Toulouse Oliver and Republican state lawmaker Nora Espinoza NEW YORK Voters will decide whether the Republican Party maintains control of the state Senate or Democrats secure total control of state government The outcome is likely to come down to a handful of competitive races on Long Island and in the Hudson Valley NORTH CAROLINA As a focal point in battles over transgender rights and voter ID laws North Carolina may be the state where social and ideological divisions are the most defining this election year Republican Gov Pat McCrory is in a tight race against Democrat Roy Cooper the state’s attorney general Former state Rep Deborah Ross is presenting a strong challenge to incumbent Republican USSen Richard Burr in one of the most closely watched Senate races Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Saturday Sept 24 2016 in Roanoke Va (AP Photo) NORTH DAKOTA As this state’s energy- and agriculture-dependent economy falters voters will choose a new governor to lead it through increasingly troubled financial times But with Republican Doug Burgum a heavy favorite in this reliably red state five ballot measures may be of most interest Among the most-watched will be a measure that would make it legal to possess up to 3 ounces of marijuana for medical purposes OHIO Early on former Gov Ted Strickland looked like one the Democrats’ best bet to flip a USSenate seat in his party’s favor He’s running again Republican incumbent Sen Rob Portman Then outside groups spent more than $50 million to beat Strickland who also lost key union endorsements and was up against a formidable voter outreach and turnout effort by Portman Now the seat looks pretty safe for the GOP OKLAHOMA Oklahoma voters will be watching a ballot issue that targets the state’s chronically low teacher salaries and one that would enshrine the death penalty in the state constitution even as executions remain on hold after mistakes in two recent lethal injections OREGON A Republican is threatening to win statewide office for the first time in many years in a battle for secretary of state that is the hottest in Oregon Democrat Brad Avakian is running ads saying his GOP rival is “extreme like Trump” Republican Dennis Richardson has racked up endorsements from numerous newspapers and even from two prominent members of Avakian’s own party PENNSYLVANIA Since 1948 no Democrat has won the White House without winning Pennsylvania There’s also a hot US Senate race between Democratic challenger Katie McGinty and Republican incumbent Pat Toomey who is among the most vulnerable Republicans as the GOP struggles to retain its majority Spending on that campaign is on track to hit $140 million Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (AP Photo) RHODE ISLAND Voters in Rhode Island a state that has seen its share of political corruption will decide whether to expand the authority of the state’s ethics commission They’ll also be asked whether to allow a new casino SOUTH CAROLINA The South’s first black senator since Reconstruction Republican US Sen Tim Scott is running for his first full term He was appointed to the seat in 2013 following the resignation of Sen Jim DeMint then won election to the final two years of that term Democrat Thomas Dixon a community activist and pastor is challenging him Then there’s Democrat Dimitri Cherny whose platform includes colonizing the moon and Mars in case the Earth becomes uninhabitable He’s challenging Republican US Rep Mark Sanford the ex-governor whom voters sent back to Congress in 2013 SOUTH DAKOTA The main suspense is likely to be the fate of 10 ballot questions on topics ranging from public campaign funding to payday loan interest rates TENNESSEE Democrats are hoping to chip away at vast Republican majorities in the state Legislature by focusing on urban areas while the GOP is seeking to stamp out the last vestiges of Democratic support in rural parts of the state TEXAS Texas’ only competitive congressional race looks to be the rematch between Republican USRep Will Hurd and former Democratic Rep Pete Gallego in a district that sprawls from San Antonio to suburban El Paso including 800-plus miles of US-Mexico borderlands Hurd unseated Gallego in 2014 The entire Texas House also is up for election along with 16 of the state Senate’s 31 seats Regardless of the outcomes both chambers will remain Republican-controlled Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump left stands with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University Monday Sept 26 2016 in Hempstead NY (AP Photo) UTAH The independent campaign of Evan McMullin has made Utah suddenly relevant in presidential politics If the former CIA operative a Mormon can win the state and claim its six electoral votes it could upend Donald Trump’s chances for the White House end five decades of reliably voting for the Republican nominee VERMONT This state considered among the most liberal in the country may well elect a Republican governor That race pits Lt Gov Phil Scott a Republican against former Transportation Secretary Sue Minter a Democrat VIRGINIA Barbara Comstock a first term GOP congresswoman is trying to fend off a serious challenge from Democrat LuAnn Bennett Trump’s unpopularity in northern Virginia has loomed large in the race with Bennett trying to tie Comstock to the presidential nominee In the crowded race for mayor of Richmond the front-runner is Joe Morrissey a former state lawmaker who went to jail for having sex with his then-17-year-old receptionist who is now his wife WEST VIRGINIA Republicans are hoping to ride on the coattails of an expected strong showing for Trump who has promised to put coal miners back to work In the governor’s race Democrat Jim Justice a billionaire coal and agriculture magnate faces Bill Cole the state Senate president In the state auditor’s race Democrat Mary Ann Claytor is vying to become the first African-American statewide officeholder in West Virginia history WASHINGTON Democratic Gov Jay Inslee is seeking a second term He faces Republican Bill Bryant a former Seattle port commissioner who says Inslee has mismanaged the state’s mental health system and failed to fund K-12 education as mandated by the state Supreme Court Six initiatives are on the statewide ballot including raising the minimum wage to $1350 an hour by 2020 and imposing a carbon emission tax on certain fossil fuels WISCONSIN It’s 2010 all over again in Wisconsin’s US Senate race This time Republican Sen Ron Johnson is the incumbent and former Democratic Sen Russ Feingold is the challenger Johnson argues that having been fired once by voters Feingold does not deserve to be sent back But Feingold says Johnson has not led on the issues Wisconsin voters care about and should not be given a second term WYOMING Republican Liz Cheney is heavily favored to win Wyoming’s only seat in the USHouse which was formerly held by her father former Vice President Dick Cheney Her opponent Democrat Ryan Greene works for an oilfield services company Wyoming voters also will decide whether to allow the state to invest potentially billions more in the stock market changing a state law that limits investments For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related News who has struggled to raise funds after national party leaders refused to endorse his candidacy. according to accounts gathered by Reuters. officials. 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