Another Tuesday, another set of primaries. This week, it’s primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota (along with a special election), Vermont, and Wisconsin. Here’s what to keep an eye on per DDHQ:
Overview: Polls close at 8:00 pm Eastern. There are five Congressional districts. Winner is first-past-the-post.
The Republican Senate primary features Themis Klarides, Leora Levy, and Peter Lumaj. In the Fourth District House primary, Michael Goldstein faces off against Jayme Stevenson.
Overview: Polls close at 7:00 pm Central. There are eight Congressional districts. Winner is first-past-the-post.
For the Governor’s race, Democrat incumbent Tim Walz faces a challenge from Ole Savior (great name!). Bob Carney, Scott Jensen, and Joyce Lacey face off on the GOP side.
Regarding the House, per NBC news:
Voters in Minnesota’s 1st District will head to the polls Tuesday to elect a new member of Congress to replace the late GOP Rep. Jim Hagedorn.
Former state Rep. Brad Finstad is competing against Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate Jeff Ettinger, a former CEO of Hormel Foods, to serve out the rest of Hagedorn’s term. Hagedorn died in February after battling cancer.
Republicans are expected to have an advantage in the district. Trump won the district 10 points in 2020, per the Cook Political Report, which rates the special election Likely Republican.
So, the winner of that race will immediately take office. But now, here’s the twist:
Both Finstad and Ettinger are also competing in Tuesday’s primaries for a full term representing the newly drawn 1st District. Finstad is facing a last-ditch challenge on the right from state Rep. Jeremy Munson, who lost the special election primary by a few hundred votes.
Additionally, in the Fifth District, incumbent Democrat and Squad Member Ilhan Omar is being challenged. Per the Fox9:
[T]his weekend is one of Hamline University political science professor David Schultz’s favorite times of the year, because so much is on the line for candidates across the state.
Of all the races, his focus is on the Fifth Congressional District primary between Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and challenger Don Samuels.
“This is probably attracting not just local but national attention,” Professor Schultz said. “If I’m looking for any sleeper, any kind of a sleeper race, maybe it’s Samuels upsetting Omar, although it’s a longshot.”
Overview: Polls close at 7:00 pm Eastern. There is one Congressional district. Winner is first-past-the-post.
Republican incumbent Phil Scott faces a challenge from Stephen Bellows and Peter Duval in the gubernatorial race. On the Dem side, Brenda Siegal is running unopposed.
For the U.S. Senate, it’s Gerald Malloy, Myers Mermel, and Christina Nolan facing off for the Republicans, while Peter Welch, Isaac Evans-Frantz, and Niki Thran contend for the Democrat nomination.
For Vermont’s lone Congressional district, it’s Anya Tynio, Liam Madden, and Ericka Redic on the GOP side, and Becca Balint, Sianay Clifford, Molly Gray, and Louis Meyers for the Democrats.
Both the Senate seat and the House seat are open seats, so Vermont will be sending an all-new delegation to D.C.
Overview: Polls close at 8:00 pm Central. There are eight Congressional districts. Winner is first-past-the-post.
For the Governor’s race, it’s former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch facing off against business Tim Michels, of Michels Infrastructure Corporation. Michels received Donald Trump’s endorsement, while Kleefisch, who served with former Governor Scott Walker, has the endorsement of Walker, Nikki Haley, Mike Pence, and Ted Cruz.
In the Senate, Republican incumbent Ron Johnson is facing a challenge from David Schroeder, while eight contenders face off for the Democrats.
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 just above each map to toggle between the races.)