The Note

About 500 bilingual election workers are training to assist the Spanish-speaking voters of Clark County, Nev., during the upcoming primary and general elections, reports the Las Vegas Review Journal. LINK

New Hampshire Democrats were dealt a blow when the state Supreme Court ruled the recent redistricting can stand. The Court also lifted the injunction on filing for 225 House and nine senate seats, writes Gerry Rayno of the Union Leader. LINK

Republicans and Gov. Tom Vilsack continue to work out a compromise on the Grow Iowa Values Fund, including the possibility of tax cuts, reports the Des Moines Register's Jonathan Roos. LINK

The AP reports that Oregon state Democrats are accusing Republican congressional candidate Jim Feldkamp of failing to report more than $13,000 in campaign contributions by deadline. LINK

Oregon lawmakers continue to bite back as they relocate the portrait of former Gov. Neil Goldschmidt to a less auspicious location in the capital in the wake of the sex scandal. LINK

The Nashua Telegraph's Kevin Landrigan writes, New Hampshire Gov. Craig Benson will call the acceptance of state Attorney General Peter Heed's resignation amid accusations the state's top lawyer got a little too freaky on the dance floor, despite Heed's request it not be accepted until an investigation takes place. LINK

ABC News Vote 2004: the Senate:

Let the trade war begin!

Rep. Jim DeMint (R) easily defeated former South Carolina Gov. David Beasley to win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate last night. With 92 percent of the precincts reporting, DeMint had 59 percent of the vote to Beasley's 41 percent. LINK

DeMint faces Democrat Inez Tenenbaum in November. (Tenenbaum probably would have preferred to face Beasley.)

The winner will ascend to the seat held for 40 years by Sen. Fritz Hollings, a Democrat.

The AP Notes Rep. Jim DeMint's victory in South Carolina yesterday. LINK

The Chicago Tribune's Rick Pearson and Liam Ford talk to Republicans who say that GOP Senate nominee Jack Ryan misled them about what was in his divorce records, saying that the sealed papers would not embarrass him or the party. LINK

Lynn Sweet thinks Ryan can survive the turmoil. LINK

The Washington Post's Dan Balz looks at Jack Ryan's efforts to fend off calls that he step down in the Illinois Senate race, and spells out the internal maneuvering of Ryan's supporters and foes. LINK

The New York Times' Stephen Kinzer wraps the sex club allegations against Ryan securing its spot as more than just a local interest story. LINK

Fellow Republicans getting upset with Rep. Ray LaHood is still considered news. LINK

The Rocky Mountain News' Kevin Flynn breaks down the first television ads by the Coors and Salazar campaigns. LINK

ABC News Vote 2004: the gubernatorial races:

"Jon Huntsman Jr. delivered a royal drubbing to Nolan Karras in Tuesday's primary election to emerge as the Republican nominee for governor" in Utah, reports the Salt Lake Tribune's Dan Harrie, Heather May, and Linda Fantin. LINK

Gov. Rowland's resignation:

The Hartford Courant's David Lightman and Mike Remez write about how Rowland's departure hurts the state's clout in the nation's capital. LINK

The Associated Press reports that Rowland's approval ratings have gone up since his resignation announcement. LINK

ABC News Vote 2004: casting and counting:

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