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June 7th, 2010
11:04 AM ET

Nine Races to Watch On Super (Primary) Tuesday

Jay Newton-Small and Katy Steinmetz
TIME

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Voters in 11 states will go to the polls Tuesday to pick which Republicans and Democrats they'd like to see slug it out in November. We'll find out if Blanche Lincoln will become the third Senate incumbent to lose his or her primary; which Republican will get to challenge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid; and if Jim Gibbons of Nevada might be the first sitting governor to lose a primary.

This year's Super Tuesday of primaries is filled with intrigue, ranging from sexual indiscretions in South Carolina — and, no, this doesn't involve Mark Sanford, Argentina or the Appalachian Trail — to massages for drug-addicted prisoners in Nevada. We'll also see some interesting tests of the power of the Tea Party movement: It's looking like the GOP establishment candidate in Virginia's Fifth Congressional District has nothing to fear from his six Tea Party challengers, though such groups may succeed in bringing down South Carolina Rep. Bob Inglis.

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