Who won and who lost in Tuesday’s primary elections

Voters in five states with major primary contests headed to the polls on Tuesday. Here’s a look at some of the biggest wins and losses to date.

  • Democrats named secretary of state Katie Hobbs for Governor. The Republican primary had not yet been called.

  • The Trump-backed venture capitalist Blake Masters won the Republican primary to challenge Senator Mark Kelly, the incumbent Democrat. Mr. Masters beat Mark Brnovich, the Arizona attorney general, and Jim Lamon, an army veteran and former owner of a solar energy company.

  • State representative Marc Finchema Trump endorser and 2020 election denier who is affiliated with the far-right militia group Oath Keepers and marched to Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, won the GOP nomination for secretary of state against three fewer candidates known.

  • rusty arborsthe Arizona House speaker who drew fury from Trump supporters for resisting efforts to nullify the 2020 election and for testifying before the Jan. 6 congressional committee, lost a US Senate primary state against David Farnsworthwhich was endorsed by Mr. Trump.

  • Voters rejected a constitutional amendment that would have allowed lawmakers to restrict or ban abortion; it was the first referendum on the issue since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The result, in a conservative state, was a great victory of the supporters of the right to abortion.

  • Derek Schmidtattorney general of Kansas, won the Republican gubernatorial primary and will challenge Governor Laura Kellythe incumbent Democrat.

  • Secretary of State Scott J. Schwaba Republican who dismissed Mr. Trump’s bogus voter fraud claims, fended off a lead challenge from Mike Brown, a former county commissioner from suburban Kansas City who promoted the claims.

  • Kris Kobachthe far-right former secretary of state from Kansas, won the Republican nomination for attorney general, a political comeback after unsuccessful Senate and gubernatorial elections.

  • Amanda Adkins won the Republican primary to challenge Representative Sharice Davids, a vulnerable Democrat, in a rematch of a 2020 race that Ms Adkins lost.

  • Tudor Dixon, who was backed by former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, won the Republican gubernatorial primary and will face incumbent Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer in the fall. Ms. Dixon beat several other Republicans, including Ryan Kelley, who faces misdemeanor charges in connection with the Capitol riot.

  • Representative Peter Meijer – one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, three of whom faced primaries on Tuesday – lost to a Trump-backed challenger, John Gibbs. The race was announced by The Associated Press early Wednesday. Mr Gibbs, whom Democrats have sought to help in hopes he will be easier to beat in November, will face Democratic candidate Hillary Scholten in a competitive general election.

  • Representative Haley Stevens handily defeated Rep. Andy Levin in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District Democratic primary. The incumbents’ race against incumbents in a new (and safe blue) district has drawn heavy spending from pro-Israel groups.

  • Paul Junge, a former TV news anchor and prosecutor who worked in the Trump administration, won the Republican primary in the Eighth District and will face Rep. Dan Kildee, a vulnerable Democratic incumbent.

  • Attorney General Eric Schmitt won the Republican Senate nomination – beating 20 other Republicans, including scandal-ridden former Governor Eric Greitens – and is expected to claim victory in November to replace retiring Sen. Roy Blunt. It was a relief to party officials who feared a Greitens nomination would give Democrats a chance at a solidly red seat.

  • Marc Alforda former Kansas City news anchor, won the Republican primary in Missouri’s fourth congressional district to replace Representative Vicky Hartzler, who left her safe Republican seat to run unsuccessfully for the Senate.

  • Eric Burlisona state senator backed by the conservative Club for Growth, is the Republican nominee to replace Representative Billy Long, another unsuccessful Senate candidate, in the Seventh District.

  • Representative Kim Schrier, a Democrat, easily qualified for the general election in the eighth congressional district. His Republican opponent is to be determined.

We will continue to update as more races are called.

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