Facing primary foes the same day as the presidential nominating contest, Alabama’s Shelby is spending money on re-election, just to be sure. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
In more than a dozen states, House and Senate primary elections will happen on the same ballot with the presidential race — timing that could pose a challenge for incumbent candidates in intra-party battles.
Presidential candidates such as New York City real estate mogul Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz are hoping to lure new, anti-establishment voters to the polls, a change that would skew the kinds of voters candidates will face. Full story