Jim Newell is a contributor to the Guardian, Salon, and The Baffler. He has previously served as an editor at Wonkette and a politics staff writer at Gawker.

Heather Mizeur, a two-term Maryland delegate, is running for governor in an attempt to make the safely Democratic state a laboratory of liberalism.

Once a shoo-in for Virginia governor, Terry McAuliffe lost today’s Democratic primary—much like Hillary Clinton, whose presidential campaign he orchestrated.