"Now Troy wins a great victory during a very tough time of the year for voting", Mr Trump tweeted before the result had been announced.
The Republican and Democratic primaries for Kansas governor, the Republican primary for Kansas' 2nd Congressional District seat, primaries for local Kansas House of Representatives seats and a Democratic primary for a seat on the Douglas County Commission were among the races that appeared on local ballots.
Balderson led over O'Connor by 50.1 percent to 49.3 percent, a 1,766-vote lead, with all precincts reporting.
It may take several days to count all the absentee and provisional ballots.
It's rare, but not impossible, for election results to be overturned when absentee votes skew hard in one direction. "I will support whoever the Democratic Party puts forward", said O'Connor in a statement that Balderson and his outside allies immediately pounced on.
Provisional ballots won't be counted until August 17, and the victor of Tuesday's race won't be seated until the House returns to work on September 4.
Republicans were hoping for Democratic discord in Kansas' 3rd Congressional District, a suburban Kansas City district where several candidates were fighting for the chance to take on Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in November.
Unlike the last special election in Pennsylvania, where the Democratic candidate Conor Lamb outraised Rick Saccone 3 to 1, Balderson was better suited to take on O'Connor financially, although he was still operating at a deficit. Polls began to show a close race in July, and the GOP frantically dumped money and resources into the district to try to shore up Balderson.
On if the midterm elections are unlikely to be like 2010: I mean I'd be surprised if they lost half as many seats as they won in 2010, mostly because Republicans don't have as much exposure.
In Michigan, State Attorney General Bill Schuette won the Republican nomination for governor on Tuesday night, defeating three other candidates working to fill the seat to be vacated by conservative Gov. Rick Snyder.
Trump made his preference clear for Kobach.
"He is a fantastic guy who loves his State and our Country - he will be a GREAT Governor and has my full & total Endorsement!"
Balderson told supporters in OH: "I'd like to thank President Trump". "Strong on Crime, Border & Military", the president tweeted on the eve of the election.
And in suburban Seattle, three Democrats vied in a jungle primary for the seat held by another retiring Republican, Rep. Dave Reichert.
Conservative election analyst Henry Olsen predicted on Hill.TV's "What America's Thinking" on Monday that impeachment hearings against Trump will happen if Democrats take back the House and Senate in November.
Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed campaigns with support from New York Democrat candidate for Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a rally on the campus of Wayne State University on July 28, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Two vulnerable Senate Democrats, Missouri's Claire McCaskill, and Michigan's Debbie Stabenow are facing challenges in their states. He would join Tim Scott of SC as the only black Republican senators if he wins in November.
Courtois was due in for training yesterday afternoon but went AWOL instead - despite Sarri wanting to quiz him about his future. The Portuguese manager was said to have wanted to rejoin with his former player as he wished to strengthen United's right-wing.
Some opposition groups, however, have not signed the deal as they are dissatisfied with the power-sharing arrangement. The transitional Parliament will comprise 550 lawmakers, 332 from Kiir's side and 128 from Machar's faction.
I'm so happy he came here". "Yes, we were close, but in the end Jorginho made a decision to stay with Sarri", Guardiola said. Meanwhile, FA Cup-holders Chelsea are starting the campaign under another new manager in Maurizio Sarri .
Weekend reports suggested advisers to Prince Harry are finally attempting to re-establish contact with Thomas Markle . The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were nowhere to be seen at the wedding, and we're wondering why.
The rise in the minimum support price of foodgrains will also play its part in keeping the inflationary trend on the higher side. The Bank's monetary policy committee is widely expected to increase the cost of borrowing from 0.5% to 0.75% on Thursday.
Those two results suggest he could spring a surprise although a midfield finish would be a creditable outcome. Last year, Hideki Matsuyama captured his fifth PGA Tour win here last year, climbing to third in the world.
Maduro and the rest of the government escaped unharmed, he said, adding that seven National Guard soldiers were injured. Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro has claimed he survived an assassination attempt involving exploding drones.
Pastor Andrew Brunson has been held for almost two years over alleged links to Erdogan's political rivals. Erdogan, who is known for his sometimes provocative anti-Western rhetoric, has yet to comment.
The duties, initially announced last month, would not be imposed until after a period of public comment. Geng said China is also open to resuming trade talks but only based on mutual respect and equality.
Jose Mourinho tells ESPN FC that the World Cup was the ideal habitat for Paul Pogba as he could 'only think about football '. And news broke earlier today that Untied were also in contact with Bayern Munich over Jerome Boateng.
In another incident in the 1600 block of South Avers, four people were shot at a block party shortly after midnight. In two Twitter posts, Giuliani misspelled McCarthy's name as "Jerry", but corrected the mistake in a later tweet.
Futures in NY were little changed after climbing 2.1 percent on Monday, the biggest gain in more than a month. Oil prices are also being pressured by concern that global trade tensions could crimp economic growth.
Liverpool FC could make one final attempt to sign France star
Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has sent a clear warning to Mohamed Salah that he will find it harder next season with the club. France Football are reporting that Fekir could complete a move to Stamford Bridge by Thursday when the transfer window closes.
Small plane crashes in Switzerland, several people killed
The airline posteda statement online: "We have the sad duty to announce that one of our Ju-52 aircraft had an accident today". The plane that crashed had its last maintenance check in late July, Waldmeier said, at which time no defects had been found.
July jobs report, August 2018
Mining, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, information and financial activities remained mostly flat, the BLS said. Service-providing sectors grew by 177,000 jobs, with health care/social assistance gaining the most with 49,000 jobs.
Samsung accidentally leaked the Galaxy Note 9
The one design change is a reworked fingerprint reader placement, which was panned a year ago for being too hard to reach. The phone will come loaded with dual rear cameras, which comes with similar specifications as found in Galaxy S9+.
North Korea tops Pompeo agenda at Asia security meeting
Many experts say North Korea merely intends to weaken the sanctions and has no intention of fully giving up its nuclear weapons. The troops carefully set each box on risers inside a hangar as Pence stood watching with his hand over his heart.