Highlights from Tuesday’s Elections
- North Carolina Voters Pass Same-Sex Marriage Ban
- Richard Lugar loses primary nomination to conservative challenger
- Wisconsin Democrats Choose Challenger to Run Against Governor in Recall
North Carolina Voters Pass Same-Sex Marriage Ban – Campbell Robertson, The New York Times
As expected, North Carolinians voted in large numbers on Tuesday for an amendment that would ban same-sex marriages, partnerships and civil unions, becoming the 30th state in the country and the last in the South to include a prohibition on gay marriage in the state constitution.
Richard Lugar loses primary nomination to conservative challenger Richard Mourdock – Paul Kane, The Washington Post
Republican Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, a 35-year member of the Senate and one of Washington’s leading experts on U.S. foreign policy, lost his bid for reelection Tuesday after a conservative backlash inside the GOP denied him his party’s nomination for a seventh term.
Wisconsin Democrats Choose Challenger to Run Against Governor in Recall Race – Steven Yaccino, The New York Times
Wisconsin Democrats will get a do-over election between Gov. Scott Walker and Tom Barrett when the two face off in a rare recall vote next month. Mr. Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee, got the nod from his party after a statewide primary on Tuesday, beating a fellow Democrat, Kathleen Falk, a former Dane County executive who had been seen by some as labor’s preferred candidate.