Republican Indiana Senator Richard Lugar lost a primary battle to a tea party challenger. North Carolina passed a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker found out he needs to win a rematch against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to keep his job. Host Michel Martin speaks with Joy Ann Reid and Janice Crouse.
Six years ago, Democrats did not bother fielding a candidate against Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar. Now that he's been unseated in Tuesday's GOP primary, they believe they have a shot at capturing the prized Senate seat. But the state continues to favor Republicans in general.
Keith Judd was able to get on the ballot, even though he's in a Texas prison, because of West Virginia's liberal ballot access laws. Democrats there showed their discontent with the president by giving Judd 41 percent of the vote.
There is a battle underway on the presidential campaign trail over Michigan's economic recovery. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says President Obama is given too much credit for helping the domestic auto industry. President Obama has made the auto industry's turnaround a central point of his re-election campaign.
In North Carolina Tuesday, voters approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships. North Carolina becomes the 30th state to pass a measure outlawing same-sex marriage.
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