Primaries and Other Election-Related Links

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1. In West Virginia, a 17-year-old high school senior defeated an incumbent state legislator in the GOP primary for a seat in the WV House of Delegates. Saira Blair will turn 18 in July. In last week’s primary, “she beat a sitting state delegate who was seeking a third term in office. With all 13 precincts in her Martinsburg-area district reporting, Blair beat state Del. Larry Kump (R) by an 872-728 vote margin.” (It’s probably worth mentioning that her father, Craig Blair, is a West Virginia state senator; not all the news stories I read mentioned that fact.)

Blair will face Democratic nominee Layne Diehl in November. The Republican is favored in this district (the 59th House District, in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle, a little bit south of Hagerstown, MD, on I-81). Blair is set to begin college as a freshman at West Virginia University in the fall, but…

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