Live coverage: June 28 primaries and runoffs, including Illinois, New York, and more

Live coverage: June 28 primaries and runoffs, including Illinois, New York, and more

Five states are holding primaries tonight (though New York’s primaries for U.S. House and state Senate won’t take place until Aug. 23), while Mississippi and South Carolina are hosting runoffs for any races where no candidate took a majority in the first round of voting earlier this month. Additionally, Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District is conducting a special election.

We’ll be liveblogging the results here and also covering the returns closely on Twitter.

Key races: Previews | Cheat-sheet

Results: CO | IL | MS | NE-01 | NY | OK | SC | UT


Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 · 1:24:53 AM +00:00

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David Jarman

NE-01 (special): Here’s a doozy… Democratic state Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks is actually leading Republican state Sen. Mike Flood in this reddish district’s special election, necessitated after incumbent Jeff Fortenberry’s conviction. Brooks leads 56-44, with 36% of the vote counted. However, do not get super excited just yet; the vote count is so far is weighted toward Lancaster County (where 48% of the vote is reported), where Lincoln is (the state capital and main city of this district). As the more rural counties report, expect Flood to move into the lead, though this looks like it may still end up with a Democratic overperformance.


Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 · 1:26:35 AM +00:00

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David Jarman

IL-07: Things are definitely not going Danny Davis’s way in the 7th district Democratic primary; he now leads Kina Collins 51-47 with 53% reporting. (Davis has started to retire and then changed his mind several times in recent years; maybe he should have heeded his own advice?)


Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 · 1:29:01 AM +00:00

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David Jarman

NY-Gov: In big but not very surprising news, the AP has called that incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul has won the Democratic primary in the New York gubernatorial race. She currently is at 65% to 23 for Jumaane Williams and 12 for Rep. Tom Suozzi. (There was some initial speculation that Hochul could face a stronger challenge after having been promoted from Lt. Governor following Andrew Cuomo’s resignation, but Hochul seemed to have put things away early.)


Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 · 1:31:01 AM +00:00

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David Jarman

IL-Gov: The AP has also called the GOP gubernatorial primary in Illinois for state Sen. Darren Bailey, who’s currently leading at 51% versus 18 for both Jesse Sullivan and Richard Irvin. It’s definitely a blow to billionaire Ken Griffin, who was Irvin’s big patron. Bailey will face a steep uphill challenge in November against incumbent Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker.


Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 · 1:34:33 AM +00:00

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David Jarman

IL-15: We’ve hit the threshold in the night’s other big incumbent-vs.-incumbent primary matchup, this time in the downstate 15th district in Illinois, where redistricting threw together establishmentarian Rodney Davis and far-right/Trump-endorsee Mary Miller. With 16% reporting, Miller leads Davis 55-45. As expected, Davis leads in the more urban counties (like the ones where Springfield and Decatur are located) and Miller in rural areas, but we’re still waiting on some of the other urban counties (like Champaign Co.) so it’s not clear how the totals will change.


Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 · 1:37:22 AM +00:00

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David Jarman

IL-08: The last Illinois race on our plate — the Democratic primary in the suburban 8th district — turned out to be not very remarkable. Incumbent Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi has a big lead on his free-spending opponent, Junaid Ahmed, leading 72-28 with 38% reporting.


Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 · 1:40:51 AM +00:00

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David Jarman

CO-03: Sorry, folks, no upset in Colorado’s 3rd district (though not surprising). The AP has called the GOP primary for incumbent Rep. Lauren Boebert, who currently leads Don Coram 64-36. Boebert’s Democratic opponent in November currently remains unclear, but this district became redder in redistricting.


Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 · 1:43:22 AM +00:00

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David Jarman

CO-Sen: Unlike the Illinois gubernatorial race, Democratic attempts to monkeywrench the Colorado GOP Senate primary in favor of the less electable candidate didn’t pan out. The AP has already called the primary in favor of businessman Joe O’Dea, who currently leads the wackier state Rep. Ron Hanks by a 57-43 margin. He’ll face Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet in November.


Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 · 1:44:53 AM +00:00

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David Jarman

CO-Gov: Along similar lines, the Democrats’ preferred candidate in the GOP gubernatorial primary, businessman Greg Lopez, is losing his bid to face Democratic incumbent Jared Polis. More establishment-flavored Heidi Ganahl (a Univ. of Colorado regent) leads Lopez 55-45 with 58% reporting, though no call in that race yet.


Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 · 1:47:45 AM +00:00

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David Jarman

CO-SoS: And even further along those same lines, the AP has called the GOP primary in the Secretary of State race in Colorado for former Jefferson Co. Clerk Pam Anderson. Anderson, of course, was facing off against the disgraced and indicted Mesa Co. Clerk Tina Peters; Peters is in 3rd place at 26, with Anderson leading at 45. (Anderson, by contrast, acknowledges that Joe Biden won the presidential election.)


Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 · 1:50:36 AM +00:00

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David Jarman

NY-Gov: For a brief while, former minor Trump White House staffer and mayoral spawn Andrew Giuliani was leading the Republican gubernatorial primary in New York. However, once we’ve hit the threshold with more votes, the expected frontrunner, Rep. Lee Zeldin, has moved into a somewhat comfortable lead. Zeldin leads Giuliani 39-28, with prior gubernatorial nominee Rob Astorino in 3rd at 19 and rich guy Harry Wilson at 14. The winner faces off, of course, against Democratic incumbent Kathy Hochul in November.


Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 · 1:52:16 AM +00:00

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David Jarman

NY-LG: There were some concerns that newly-appointed Lt. Governor, ex-Rep. Antonio Delgado, might have some trouble in the Lt. Governor primary against some more leftish opponents and without having had much time to build up his statewide name recognition. So far, though, no problems for Delgado, who leads Ana Maria Archila 61-25 with 27% reporting. 


Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 · 1:53:03 AM +00:00

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David Jarman

NY-LG: In fact, while I was typing that, the AP called the Lt. Governor race for Antonio Delgado.


Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 · 1:55:14 AM +00:00

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David Jarman

CO-05: The AP has called the Republican primary in Colorado’s 5th district for incumbent Rep. Doug Lamborn. He leads a split field, ahead of state Rep. Dave Williams 50-31. Lamborn has faced many such primary challenges in this dark-red district and always won underwhelmingly, attributable more to his seeming ability to make interpersonal enemies than any particular ideological deviations.


Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 · 1:56:24 AM +00:00

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David Jarman

MS-03: The AP has called the Republican runoff in Mississippi’s 3rd district for incumbent Michael Guest, who seemed to bounce back strongly from an underwhelming first round. He currently leads Michael Cassidy by a surprisingly large 66-34.


Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 · 1:58:38 AM +00:00

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David Jarman

CO-08: There’s no call yet in the GOP primary in the newly-created 8th district in Denver’s northern suburbs, but state Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer is on track to win the nomination (meaning she’ll face off against Democrat Yadira Caraveo in this light-blue district in November). Kirkmeyer, who is pretty conservative, leads the even-more conservative Weld Co. Commissioner Lori Saine by a 49-21 margin.


Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 · 2:00:35 AM +00:00

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David Jarman

MS-04: There’s also a call from the AP is Mississippi’s Biloxi-area 4th district, and… is that a cannon going off in the distance? It’s our first incumbent casualty of the night, with Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo losing his runoff to Mike Ezell 53-47. Ezell will be the next Rep. in this dark-red district.


Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 · 3:02:35 AM +00:00

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David Jarman

IL-13: The AP has called the Democratic nomination in this district for Nicki Budzinski. She’ll be favored in November in this downstate district that became light blue in redistricting, but her GOP opponent, who might have an outside shot here in a bad midterm, remains to be determined. Currently agribusiness heir Regan Deering only narrowly leads former prosecutor Jesse Reising, 35-33, so it may be a while until we get a result on that one.

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