Another Tuesday, another set of primaries. This week, it’s primaries in Colorado, Illinois, New York, Oklahoma, and Utah, with runoff elections in Mississippi and South Carolina and special elections in Nebraska, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. Here’s what to keep an eye on:
Colorado’s US Senate primary features an uncontested Democratic race for incumbent Michael Bennet. On the Republican side, Ron Hanks and Joe O’Dea are facing off.
There are eight congressional districts for the Centennial State. For the Democrats, only the First, Third, and Fifth districts have contested races. For the Republicans, it’s incumbent Lauren Boebert in the Third District, facing a challenge from Don Coram, while incumbent Ken Buck is challenged by Robert Lewis in the Fourth. The Fifth, Seventh, and Eighth districts also have contested races.
Incumbent Democrat Governor Jared Polis is not being challenged. The Republicans competing for the spot are Greg Lopez and Heidi Ganahl.
In Illinois, Tammy Duckworth’s Senate seat is up for election. The Democrat is not being challenged in the primary. However, on the Republican side, there are seven contenders.
17 House seats are also up — most notably, the newly (torturously) redrawn 15th District pits current Representatives Rodney Davis and Mary Miller against one another. Donald Trump has endorsed Miller.
J.B. Pritzker, the current Governor, actually has a primary challenger: Democrat Beverly Miles. The Republican primary has been hotly contested with Richard Irvin and Darren Bailey seen as the top two contenders, Bailey having earned a Trump endorsement, as well.
Mississippi has a Republican runoff for the Second District between Brian Flowers and Ronald Eller.
There’s a special election in Nebraska’s First District between Republican Mike Flood and Democrat Patty Brooks, necessitated by the resignation of Republican Congressman Jeff Fortenberry who, in March, was convicted of lying to the FBI regarding a foreign campaign contribution.
In New York, there’s a gubernatorial primary — one that doesn’t feature a Cuomo! Kathy Hochul, who stepped in when Andrew Cuomo resigned last August, faces two challengers for the Democratic nomination. On the Republican side, the contenders are Rob Astorino, Andrew Giuliani, Harry Wilson, and Lee Zeldin.
Oklahoma has a regular Senate primary, where Republican incumbent James Lankford has two challengers and there are multiple Democrats facing off, as well. There is also a special Republican primary for the seat vacated by James Inhofe’s pending resignation (in January of 2023). Current Representative Markwayne Mullin is expected to finish atop the heap but may face a runoff for the spot in August.
There are also four House districts with contested races for the Republicans, as well as gubernatorial primaries for both the Democrats and Republicans, though incumbent Kevin Stitt is favored to retain his seat.
In South Carolina, there’s a runoff for the Democrats for Senate, between Catherine Fleming Bruce and Krystle Matthews.
Utah Senator Mike Lee faces a primary challenge for his seat from Republicans Becky Edwards and Ally Isom. That will likely be a cakewalk for him (though Independent Evan McMullin awaits in November).
Additionally, there are four House districts with contested races, including the Fourth District, where incumbent Burgess Owens faces off against Jake Hunsaker.
See below for live results, and stay with RedState for the latest election coverage throughout the night and into Wednesday. (Click the “Change Race” option at the upper right of each map to toggle between the races.)
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