State Sen. Steve Austria (R) won his three-way primary in the 7th district, and the race to replace retiring Rep. David Hobson (R) is considered to be a safe bet for Republicans this fall.
Meanwhile, freshman Rep. Zack Space (D) learned who his general election opponent in will be, after former state Agriculture Director Fred Dailey won the GOP nod in a four-way primary. Although the 18th district is heavily Republican on paper, it remains to be seen what kind of challenger Dailey will be and what kind of resources national Republicans are willing to sink into the race.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.