Stories You Should Know (5/19/10)

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
With everyone feverishly sorting through yesterday’s results, the broad consensus is that anti-incumbent fervor primarily drove the stinging rebukes of the establishment-backed Dem candidates.

Atlanta Journal Constitution (Atlanta, GA)
Republicans are scrambling to hold onto Rep. Mark Souder’s seat following the evangelical Christian’s decision to resign over an extramarital affair with a staffer.

Google News (USA)
Democratic leaders were relishing the Republican primary victory of tea party candidate Rand Paul, suggesting he will be an easy target for them in November for Kentucky’s U.S. Senate seat.

Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)
After a fierce and widely watched whirlwind of a campaign, a protégé of the late U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha won the special election for his seat, keeping it a blue seat until November.

Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh, PA)
Rep. Joe Sestak, a former Navy admiral, sunk five-term incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter on Tuesday in a Democratic primary for U.S. Senate marked by voter mistrust over Specter’s party switch after nearly three decades as a Republican.

Google News (USA)
Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln failed to win the majority of votes in the Democratic primary Tuesday and now faces an extended fight to a runoff election with Lt. Gov. Bill Halter for her party’s nomination.

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