Live coverage: Aug. 9 primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wisconsin

Live coverage: Aug. 9 primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wisconsin

Four states are holding primaries tonight, while Minnesota will also host a special election in the 1st Congressional District for the final months of the late Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s term.

Key races: Previews | Cheat-sheetResults: CT | MN | VT | WI


Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022 · 2:37:45 AM +00:00

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Steve Singiser

MN-05 (D): We kick off this thread of tonight’s coverage with some news. Challenger Don Samuels has conceded, meaning that Rep. Ilhan Omar has been renominated, albeit by a razor thin (51-48) margin.


Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022 · 2:43:47 AM +00:00

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Steve Singiser

MN-04 (D): Not a big surprise, given that she has earned little criticism for her performance in office, but Rep. Betty McCollum has easily earned renomination, dominating well-funded challenger Amane Badhasso by an 84-14 margin.


Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022 · 2:51:29 AM +00:00

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Steve Singiser

CT-Sen (R): The AP has called this race for former Chilean ambassador Leora Levy, who was the beneficiary of a late Trump endorsement.


Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022 · 2:55:18 AM +00:00

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Steve Singiser

MN-01 (Special): We have finally hit the threshold here, but the results come with a big caveat: Republican Brad Finstad enjoys a 59-38 lead over Democrat Jeff Ettinger. However, none of the (relatively few) big Democratic counties are reporting votes yet. While it would be a mega-upset for Ettinger to pull this off in a Trump +10 district, it should get considerably closer than this.


Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022 · 3:08:41 AM +00:00

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Steve Singiser

MN-01: While they are still battling to finish out the term of the late Rep. Jim Hagedorn, both Democrat Jeff Ettinger and Republican Brad Finstad have won their respective primaries for November’s general election. So no matter the outcome tonight, there is guaranteed to be a rematch in three months.


Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022 · 3:17:19 AM +00:00

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Steve Singiser

WI-Gov (R): If it weren’t for the legal swords dangling over his head, Donald Trump would be having a decent night. His preferred candidate has already won in Connecticut, and now it looks increasingly likely that his endorsed candidate in Wisconsin is headed to a narrow win. With about ¾ of the vote counted, Tim Michels now leads Rebecca Kleefisch by about 17,000 votes (47-44, in percentage terms).

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