Voters in seven state Senate districts tonight are voting to decide who advances to the August runoff election or the general election in November.
The primary election is the first of many battles for one of the most important political struggles this year — control of the state Senate.
With Republicans controlling the state House and the Senate evenly divided, both parties are looking for an edge. If the Republicans take charge of the Senate and hold their majority in the House, they’ll have control of the Legislature for the first time in state history. Demcrats hope to stave off that challenge and win back the Senate.
The first step starts tonight with the primary.