( Who is the man behind Nikki Tinker on the right side?)
In a contested primary partisans have a choice of candidates from their party to support. But because the candidates are from the same party there aren't as many clear policy distinctions between them. That is why it often turns into personal and not based on policy.
There is some good news about a person that tried to go very negative and just lost in a landslide. Her attempts at divisive religious politics failed. I am proud of the Democratic primary voters in Tennessee who rejected her gutter politics. Looks like good news for America!
EMILY's List, a group that tries to elect female pro-choice candidates looks really bad today. Their candidate was rejected by a huge margin and they didn't have a great reason to support her against a liberal Democrat, except that she is a female. I guess EMILY's list doesn't care if they appear sexist. Maybe before they endorse a candidate next time they will check if there are important policy differences.
Who from your own party would you like to see replaced with a new member from your party? Any of the current nominees for November's ballot?