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And the results are still coming slowly. Michigan, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri and Washington all held primaries on Tuesday.
In Kansas, Rep. Roger Marshall won the GOP area code to replace retired Senator Pat Roberts.
Marshall’s main competitor was former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. In the past few weeks, the race between the two has narrowed after a Super PAC linked to Democrats spent $ 5 million to bolster Kobach and beat Marshall.
Marshall’s win is also a win for Republicans, who feared that if Kobach won the primary, he might leave room for the Democratic candidate to win the November general election. In 2018 Kobach lost the race against Democrat Laura Kelly as a GOP candidate for the governor of Kansas.
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However, a Democrat has not won a Senate race in Kansas in 88 years.
Marshall, representing the 1st Kansas Congressional District, was approved by Roberts and supported by the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Marshall will face Democrat Barbara Bollier, who won her first victory on Tuesday evening. Bollier is a senator who left the Republican Party in 2018.
Here are some other key findings from Tuesday’s primary:
Progressive Cori Bush beats incumbent William Lacy Clay
Cori Bush, a nurse and activist for Black Lives Matter, defeated incumbent William Lacy Clay in the Democratic primary for Missouri’s 1st congressional district.
Bush is the youngest progressive candidate to defeat an incumbent Democrat. Last month Jamaal Bowman, a progressive candidate for New York’s 16th congressional district, defeated 16-year-old incumbent Rep. Eliot Engel.
Bush, who became a political activist after the shooting of Michael Brown by the police in Ferguson in 2014, was supported by Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., And supported by judicial democrats who elected progressive candidates like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio were helpful -Cortez, DN.Y.
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Clay, who was first elected in 2000, replaced his father, Rep. Bill Clay Sr., who served in the district from 1969 to 2001 and contributed to the creation of the Congressional Black Caucus. Clay Jr. received endorsements from Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. And the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
In 2018, Clay and Bush faced each other in the democratic primary school. But Clay won. However, it is unclear how the results will impact this time as Bush had more money and a more robust campaign.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s primary results are still unclear
The results for the Democratic area code for Michigan’s 13th congressional district are slowly being incorporated.
Acting MEP Rashida Tlaib will face Brenda Jones, Detroit City Council president.
Jones jumped into the main race in late March. Jones has collected donations since he started the race. In early April, she also announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19.
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This is not the first time Tlaib faces Jones. In the meantime, Tlaib won the main six-way race with less than 1,000 votes, with Jones just under second.
Tlaib was considered one of the most vulnerable members of the “Squad” for re-election. In July, MP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is also a member of the “Squad” – a group of progressive Congress women elected in 2018 – defeated her own main opponent last month.
Peter Meijer wins the GOP area code as the successor to Rep. Justin Amash
Peter Meijer, a military veteran and a family member of a retail chain that shares their family names, won the GOP area code to replace retired MP Justin Amash for Michigan’s 3rd congressional district.
Meijer was considered a favorite by experts to win the race. However, several candidates, including Grand Rapids Township MP Lynn Afendoulis and former Sand Lake Village trustee Tom Norton, launched aggressive campaigns against Miejer.
Meijer will stand against the democratic candidate Hillary Scholten in the parliamentary elections in November. The lawyer Scholten ran uncontested on Tuesday and detained a handful of important liberal interest groups.
Amash left the Republican Party last year after requesting President Donald Trump’s impeachment. Amash briefly considered running as a third party candidate for the presidency, but then decided against it. Last month he stated that he would not seek re-election.
Many states are planning drastically different elections this year, and postal ballot papers could make a big difference.
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