WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz are about to test voters’ anti-establishment mood, first hand.
Fifteen states from Florida to Arizona still have House primaries in an election year that’s seen both parties’ supporters seethe against Washington. That includes challenges against the Wisconson Republican Ryan and the Florida Democrat Wasserman Schultz, who abruptly resigned recently as chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Each of them seems likely to prevail. But surprises can happen in low-turnout summer primaries.
This year’s primaries are a prelude to a November election in which Democrats will make a long-shot bid to capture House control.