The Hill highlights five things the morning after….
Democrats rode a wave of firsts on Tuesday, becoming in Vermont the first major party to nominate an openly transgender woman for governor, while potentially picking the first African-American Democrat to serve in the House from Connecticut.
They were among the big highlights from a round of primaries across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut and Vermont that also featured Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Muslim woman who emerged as the Democratic nominee for a House seat currently held by another Muslim, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.).
Meanwhile, establishment candidates prevailed in Senate races in Wisconsin, where state Sen. Leah Vukmir, who won the endorsement of the state GOP earlier this year, emerged victorious over Marine Corps veteran Kevin Nicholson, a former Democrat who cast himself as a political outsider.
Likewise, in Minnesota, Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) overcame a challenge from Richard Painter, a former ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, in one of the state’s Democratic Senate primaries. …
Charlie Cook’s people change House race ratings today also….