DDHQ Election Coverage Calendar- April 2017

As March comes to a close, we race towards an exciting set of races, including a general election to replace Mike Pompeo, a statewide DPI race in Wisconsin, and the eighteen-way primary in Georgia to replace Tom Price.

April 4th, 2017

9pm- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction State Superintendent

Conservatives were hoping to knock out incumbent Tony Evers, but as Governor Walker’s budget appeared to warm some ice between the two men, challenger Dr. Lowell Holtz faces an uphill battle.

11pm- California 34th Congressional District Primary

One of the most Democratic seats in the nation is vacant thanks to a Gubernatorial appointment, and twenty-three candidates- 19 of them Democrats- face off in the free-for-all. California has a top-two primary system now, with a runoff in June.

April 11th, 2017

8pm- Kansas 4th Congressional District General Election

With the confirmation of Mike Pompeo to head the CIA, voters in the Fourth engage in a special election to fill the seat. The major parties selected their candidates at convention: Republican Ron Estes, Democrat James Thompson, and Libertarian Chris Rockhold.

April 18, 2017

7pm- Georgia 6th Congressional District Primary

This race is perhaps the most watched of the special elections: Democrats have given Jon Ossoff a formidable war chest in this deeply red district. Why? After voting reliably Republican in every recent Presidential election cycle, it only voted for Trump over Clinton by 1%. Republicans are also badly splintered, and Ossoff is aiming for an unlikely outright win on the 18th.