Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kentucky, Idaho, and Oregon Primaries

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Another Primary Day took place in five states including North Carolina, Kentucky, and Oregon. What (or who) is at stake?

Pennsylvania

The race for Pennsylvania’s Senate seat to succeed Pat Toomey is the most closely contested in the GOP race. However, there was drama on the Democrat side, as John Fetterman, the Lt. Governor, revealed that he suffered a mild stroke last weekend.

The Republicans are at it again, and it’s a fight between Dr. Mehmet Ze and Dr. David McCormick. Jeff Bartos, as well as George Bochetto and Carla Sands, are also in the field.

Pennsylvanians will vote for their next Governor when Democrat Tom Wolf’s term expires. Will it be their current Attorney General, Democrat Josh Shapiro, who’s running unopposed? Or will it be one of the Republicans? It’s a crowded field for the GOP: Lou Barletta, Jacob Doyle Corman III, Joseph Charles Gale, Charles R. Gerow, Melissa Hart, Doug Mastriano, William M. McSwain, David White, or Nche Zama?

North Carolina

North Carolinians are expected to vote for Senate — currently held by Republican Richard Burr. Madison Cawthorn is a freshman representative supported by Donald Trump.

Kentucky

Rand Paul is a Republican from Bluegrass State and wants to keep his Senate seat. Thomas Massie also wants to keep the seat in the 4th Congressional District.

Idaho

One of Idaho’s Senate seats will be up for grabs today. It is currently held by Republican Mike Crapo (also safe). Two Idaho House seats could also be at stake. Both seats appear to be safe for Russ Fulcher (unopposed) and Michael Simpson (who holds his seat in the 2nd Congressional District Depuis 1999). The Idaho Governor’s office is also up for grabs. Only one Democrat is running, so there isn’t much suspense. Stephen Heidt will face off against Brad Little (the incumbent Governor of Idaho). Trump has supported Janice McGeachin, the Lieutenant Governor of Idaho. They have clashed over COVID policies. This one is going to be interesting.

Oregon

Oregon, too, has one Senate seat had six House seats at issue. Incumbent Ron Wyden, a Democrat, will likely coast to victory on the Senate side. The 5th District Congressional race is the one to watch there, as incumbent Kurt Schrader (backed by President Biden) is facing a tough challenge from progressive Jamie McLeod-Skinner (backed by Senator Elizabeth Warren). Current Governor Kate Brown isn’t running (term limits). There are 15 candidates on the Democratic side and 19 on the Republican side for that one.

Below are the live results.

PENNSYLVANIA

NORTH CAROLINA

KENTUCKY

IDAHO

OREGON