Elections

Who to watch in tonight's primaries

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There are a lot of interesting candidates to watch in tonight's primaries across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut and Vermont.

Why it matters: Even if all of these characters don't win their races, a look at who they are gives insights into some of the candidate trends we've seen in the 2018 cycle so far — like women candidates and others who would make history if elected.

Study: One-third of U.S. House candidates have vulnerable websites

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Three of every 10 candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives have websites with significant security vulnerabilities, according to research unveiled at cybersecurity conference DEF CON this weekend, per Reuters.

The big picture: Campaigns don't benefit from the kind of federal assistance that states are receiving from Congress to handle election security, and candidates often run on tight budgets and can't always pay for cybersecurity expertise.