The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: June 8, 2010

-As the clear front-runner in today’s Nevada Senate primary , it looks like Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle will cinch the GOP nomination. Last month, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin looked at the homegrown Tea Party’s feminist streak . Will Angle’s folksy ideology keep her from taking Harry Reid ’s seat in the fall? [ Huffington Post , National Review Online ]

- Also in today’s primary races , we’ll see if gubernatorial hopeful Nikki Haley can overcome accusations of infidelity to secure the Republican bid in South Carolina. Despite the affair allegations, Haley may be on the fast track to becoming her state’s first female governor. [ New York Times ]

- Anti-incumbent fever and high voter turnout could give Haley and Angle an extra boost in their respective primary races. [ Washington Post , USA Today ]

- We’re not surprised by the recent study showing that children raised by lesbian parents do better than their peers . [ Jezebel ]

-Arrested for adultery? A married woman in upstate New York has been charged with criminal adultery for having sex in a playground. [ Gawker ]

Photograph of voters by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.