Another Tuesday and another set of primaries. This week, it’s primaries in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington. Here’s what to keep an eye on per DDHQ:
Overview: The voting hours are from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM MS/DT. All results are kept by the state until DST area polls close. There are nine congressional districts. The winner is the first to reach the post.
The key races
For the Governor’s race, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is likely to be the Democratic nominee. On the GOP side, it’s a showdown between the Donald Trump-backed candidate (Kari Lake) and the Mike Pence-backed candidate (Karrin Taylor Robson). Lake, a former TV anchor from a local station has voiced concern about the outcome of 2020’s election. Robson, an ex-GOP lobbyist and was endorsed not only by Pence but also Doug Ducey.
For the US Senate, Democrat Mark Kelly (the incumbent following the 2020 special election to fill the remainder of John McCain’s term) will face off against the GOP nominee, which could either be Mark Brnovich (current Attorney General), Jim Lamon (self-funded solar-power industry businessman), or Blake Masters (endorsed by Trump).
Summary: Voting hours are between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm CDT/MDT. There are 4 congressional districts. The winner is the first to vote.
The key races
Kansas: Kris Kobach (ex-secretary of state) is in Kansas’ open race to be attorney general. She unsuccessfully tried for Governor in 2018. Trump has supported Kobach who is an old ally of Trump. Tony Mattivi and Kellie Warren, who are both former state senators, also feature in the Republican field. Chris Mann (a former prosecutor, police officer) is unopposed by the Democrats.
Kobach’s failed gubernatorial candidacy in 2018 meant the state got a Democratic governor with Laura Kelly. Kelly is now running for reelection in a race that’s considered a toss-up. She’s facing a primary challenge from accountant Rich Karnowski in her own party. And on the Republican side, Trump has endorsed the state’s current attorney general, Derek Schmidt, for the seat.
Aside from the candidates, one of the key things to watch about Kansas is the vote on the “Value Them Both” constitutional amendment.
“A vote for the Value Them Both Amendment would affirm there is no Kansas constitutional right to
To prohibit abortion and to make it mandatory for the government to finance abortion.
The right to adopt laws that regulate abortion through the state legislatures they elect. Vote against
The Value Them Both Amendment would not change the constitution of Kansas.
They could limit the ability of people to control abortion via leaving in, as a result of their elected state legislators
place the recently recognized right to abortion.”-Kansas Secretary of State
Overview: The voting hours are from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM EDT/CDT. There are thirteen congressional districts, with Michigan losing one after reapportionment. The winner is the first-pasts-the-post.
The key races
In the Governor’s race, the three primary contenders for the GOP nomination, looking to face off with incumbent Democrat Gretchen Whitmer in November, are Trump-endorsed Tudor Dixon, who also has the backing of the DeVos family and traditional GOP groups in the state, real estate developer Ryan Kelley, who was arrested in connection with January 6th, and Kevin Rinke, a self-funding businessman.
There are a few House races that promise intrigue. Redistricting has made it so that two incumbent Democrats (Andy Levin, Haley Stevens), are in the 11th District. It’s a Biden +20 district. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have endorsed Levin. John Gibbs is backing Trump in the Third District (Biden+9). Trump rallied in support Gibbs.
Summary: Voting hours range from 6:00 am to 7:07 pm (CDT). There are eight congressional districts. First-past the post winners will be declared.
The key races
US Senate Race to Fill the Seat Vacated By Republican Roy Blunt was the main focus. On the Democratic side, it’s Busch (as in beer) heiress Trudy Busch Valentine versus veteran Lucas Kunce. The winner of that contest will face the winner of the crowded GOP primary (which we’ve covered extensively here at RedState). Eric Greitens and Vicky Hartzler are currently the three top contenders to be Republican Governor. Eric Schmitt is current Attorney General. While he’d already ruled out endorsing Hartzler, all eyes were trained on Donald Trump, particularly after he announced Monday morning he would, indeed, be making an endorsement in the race. Late Monday, he did…sort of. In a Trumpian twist, he opted to endorse “Eric.”
“I trust the Great People of Missouri, on this one, to make up their own minds, much as they did when they gave me landslide victories in the 2016 and 2020 Elections, and I am therefore proud to announce that ERIC has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
Keep an eye out for the First District House race. This is where incumbent Democrat Cori bush faces a challenger from Steve Roberts. Andrew Jones, a businessman running for the Republican party and looking to challenge the Democratic winner in the primary election.
Overview: The voting hours can vary from one county to the next and may be as late as 11:00 PM PDT. There are 10 congressional districts. The General Election will be held November 23rd in which the top vote-getters, regardless of their party affiliation, are selected.
The key races
There is not a lot of suspense. Patty Murray (incumbent Democrat) will probably win the Senate primary. Note: Washington, in essence, is an all-vote by-mail state. Postmarks for mailed-in ballots must be received by Election Day. However, most votes are cast after Election Day.
For live results, see below. RedState will have the most up-to-date coverage of the election throughout Wednesday night. (Click the “Change Race” option at the upper right of each map to toggle between the races.)