The August 14 primary elections will set up several key pickup opportunities for Democrats in the 2018 midterms: Come November, they could finally unseat Republican Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin and they could also win a handful of House districts in the Badger State and in Minnesota in their quest for 24 seats and a House majority.
The story of the 2018 midterm elections has been Democrats looking to regain ground in Congress, in governors’ mansions, and in state legislatures across the country, by riding a wave of historic backlash against President Donald Trump. But the states voting on Tuesday — which also include Connecticut and Vermont — will present Republicans with a few rare opportunities to win offices from Democrats.
The Minnesota governor’s race is wide open, and election forecasters think it’s a toss-up. The GOP could win a few House seats in Minnesota in historically conservative districts that have been sending Democrats to Congress for years. Republicans also have a chance to win the Connecticut governor’s election, with an unpopular outgoing Democratic governor dragging down the party…..