In another ground-breaking political moment, Somali-American state legislator Ilhan Omar claimed victory in her primary in Minnesota, putting her on track to become one of the first female Muslim members of the U.S. house of representatives.
Meanwhile an iron worker and union organiser who has become famous for the nickname "Ironstache" won the Democratic primary for a seat on the Wisconsin House of Representatives that is now held by Republican Speaker Paul Ryan.
She also has the backing of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in November.
Baldwin says if Republicans don't unite Baldwin will win.
Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski will square off this fall for the state's open gubernatorial seat.
The notorious racist, who lashed out at critics for being "shekel-for-hire" Jews, was in third place with more than 80% of the votes counted in Wisonsin's first district, a GOP bastion in the southern part of the state that Democrats hope to flip with Ryan retiring. "This is a state that celebrates diversity and opportunity for all", Lamont said, referring to Stefanowski as a "new breed of Trump Republican".
Ms Hallquist faces an uphill battle to beat the Republican incumbent Credit Reuters
"I didn't necessarily think about what it would look like to win, but it is starting to sink in, the historic significance of this nationwide", Hallquist told Berman Wednesday morning, adding that she's "proud and honored to be making history for the nation". He overcame a five-candidate field that included Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton. "We've proved them wrong and we're going to prove them wrong when we beat Ned Lamont in November", he said.
Christine Hallquist made history on Tuesday night when she won Vermont's Democratic gubernatorial primary, becoming the first transgender gubernatorial nominee for a major political party.
Advancing a progressive platform focused on economic and social justice, including a $15 minimum wage, environmentally sustainable rural development and expanding access to internet services, Hallquist edged out challengers in a crowded primary. "So I just don't have the background to answer that question".
Scott's popularity fell, especially among conservatives, after he signed gun control measures this year.
"I will run a positive, issues-based campaign over the next three months, talking to Vermonters about the things that matter most to them and working every day to grow the economy, make Vermont more affordable and protect the vulnerable".
"November 8, 2016, I realized the world changed", she said.
Italy bridge collapse death toll rises to 39
Borrelli said some 1,000 rescuers have been working since after the collapse Tuesday to search for "any possible missing" persons. Still, the head of Italy's transport department has said that a $22.7 million safety upgrade for the bridge had been planned.