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What were the results of the 17 May and 24 May primary elections? Winners and losers

Thirteen states have held primary elections so far across the US. Here’s a look at who will be appearing on the general election ballot 8 November 2022.

Update:
Winners and losers in 2022 US primaries
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Three more states -- Alabama, Arkansas and Georgia -- held primaries on 27 May and Texas hosted primary runoff elections to settle who will be on the ballot in the general election. The primaries covered races at all levels, including those for Congress, Governor, and state legislature.

The 2022 midterm elections will see Americans vote for all 435 members of the US House of Representatives, 34 US Senators and 36 state governors. The results will determine the remainder of President Biden’s first term in office and lay the path for the 2024 race.

Alabama

Governor’s Race

Governor Kay Ivey, who is seeking a second full term in the governor’s office, faced off several primary challengers. She garnered over fifty percent of the vote securing her spot on the November ballot. The Democratic challenger will be decided in a run-off election on 21 June between Malika Sanders-Fortier and Yolanda Rochelle Flowers.

Senate

The Alabama Republican primary race resulted in a runoff between Representative Mo Brooks, who lost the endorsement from former President Trump when his numbers slipped, and Katie Britt. She has nearly 15 points over Brooks with almost 91 percent of ballots counted. The 21 June winner will face the Democratic nominee, Will Boyd.

House of Representatives

DistrictDemocratRepublican
1No candidateCarl
2Harvey-HallMoore
3Lin VeaseyRogers
4NeighborsAderholt
5Warner-StantonRUNOFF
6No candidatePalmer
7SewellNichols

Arkansas

Governor’s Race

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who served as White House press secretary under former president Donald Trump and is the daughter of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, handily won the Republican nomination for Arkansas governor. She will face Democratic nominee Chris Jones in November.

Senate

Incumbent Senator John Boozman, who has Trump’s endorsement, survived a primary challenge from his right. In the general election in this deep-red state Natalie James, the Democratic nominee, will try to unseat him.

House of Representatives

DistrictDemocratRepublican
1HodgesCrawford
2HathawayHill
3Mallett-HaysWomack
4WhiteWesterman

Georgia

Governor’s Race

Georgia’s Republican primary races were some of the most closely watched with former President Trump backing challengers to candidates he felt didn’t fight hard enough to overturn Joe Biden’s legitimate 2020 election victory in the state. Incumbent Governor Brian Kemp, backed by former Vice President Mike Pence, easily saw off former Senator David Perdue. The general election will be a rematch of 2018 between Kemp and Stacy Abrams who was unchallenged for the Democratic nomination.

Senate

While Trump’s preferred candidate for secretary of state was unable to beat the incumbent Brad Raffensperger, his Republican Senate choice, Herschel Walker, won a spot on the November ballot. He will face Senator Raphael Warnock who has served in the Senate since January 2021.

House of Representatives

DistrictDemocratRepublican
1RUNOFFCarter
2BishopRUNOFF
3AlmonordFerguson
4JohnsonChavez
5WilliamsZimm
6ChristianRUNOFF
7McBathRUNOFF
8ButlerScott
9FordClyde
10RUNOFFRUNOFF
11DazaLoudermilk
12JohnsonAllen
13ScottGonzales
14FlowersGreene

Texas

Texas kicked off the 2022 primaries 1 March but some important positions including the Attorney General, Railroad Commission, which regulates the oil and gas industry, and fourteen US representative races resulted in runoffs.

Governor’s Race

Incumbent Republican Governor Greg Abbott will face Beto O’Rourke in November. Both candidates handily saw off their competitors avoiding a runoff election.

House of Representatives

DistrictDemocratRepublican
1JeffersonMoran
2FulfordCrenshaw
3SrivastavaSelf
4OmereFallon
5HillGooden
6No candidateEllzey
7FletcherTeague
8JonesLuttrell
9GreenLeon
10NunoMcCaul
11No candidatePfluger
12HuntGranger
13BrownJackson
14WilliamsWeber
15TBDDe La Cruz
16EscobarArmendariz-Jackson
17WoodsSessions
18Jackson LeeMontiel
19No candidateArrington
20CastroSinclair
21ZapataRoy
22JordanNehls
23LiraGonzales
24McDowellVan Duyne
25No candidateWilliams
26No candidateBurgess
27PerezCloud
28TBDGarcia
29GarciaSchafranek
30CrockettRodgers
31No candidateCarter
32AllredSwad
33VeaseyGillespie
34GonzalezFlores
35CasarMcQueen
36HaireBabin
37DoggettGarcia Sharon
38KlussmannHunt

Primary elections 17 May 2022

Five states -- Idaho, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oregon, and Pennsylvania -- hosted elections on Tuesday 17 May. The primaries covered races at all levels, including those for Congress, Governor, and state legislature.

Idaho

Governor’s Race

Current governor, Brad Little, faced a challenge by his own Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin who was endorsed by Donald Trump. The relationship between the two leaders has been described as “fraught,” with many pointing to their disagreements over covid-19 public safety orders. On more than one occasion, when Gov. Little was out of the state, McGeachin authorized executive orders to prohibit towns and countries from implementing covid-19 mandates, but these were quickly rescinded by Little upon his return.

With ninety-four percent of the votes counted, most have named Little the winner. On the Democratic side, Stephen Heidt will face off against the incumbent governor.

Senate

Republican Senator Mike Crapo has won his primary, but the Democratic candidate he will face in November has not yet been decided. Sen. Crapo beat out three other contestants and managed to secure over two-thirds of the total vote share.

House of Representatives

DistrictDemocratRepublican
1PetersonFulcher
2NormanSimpson

Kentucky

Senate

In Kentucky, Charles Booker, who is running for Senate for the second time will face Republican incumbent Rand Paul. Charles Booker, a progressive, lost his primary in 2020 to Amy McGrath, who lost to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Booker was able to capture over seventy percent of voters in the primary.

House of Representatives

DstrictDemocratRepublican
1AusbrooksComer
2LindermanGuthrie
3McGarveyTBD
4LehmanMassie
5HalbleibRogers

North Carolina

Senate

Republican Senator Thom Tillis said that he would not be seeking reelection, leaving the race wide open for both parties. For the Democrats, Former Chief Justice of North CarolinaCheri Beasley has won the primary and will face off against US Congressman Ted Budd. Budd had been endorsed by former-President Donald Trump.

House of Representative

One of the most-watched races of the night was US Congressional District 11 where incumbent Madison Cawthorn was running to defend his seat against a challenger from his own party, State Senator Chuck Edwards.

Rep. Cawthorn was the youngest person to be elected to Congress and in recent days has been the subject of many controversial leaked photos and videos. This comes after Cawthorn while being interviewed on a podcast, said that he had been invited by fellow Republicans to cocaine-fueled sex parties. Donald Trump never withdrew his endorsement of Cawthorn, but it seems that in this case, the support of the previous president was not enough to secure a victory.

DstrictDemocratRepublican
1DavisSmith
2RossVillaverde
3GaskinsMurphy
4FousheeGeels
5ParrishFoxx
6ManningCastelli
7TBDRouzer
8HuffmanBishop
9ClarkHudson
10GenantMcHenry
11Beach-FerraraEdwards
12AdamsLee
13NickelHines
14JacksonHarrigan

Oregon

Governor’s Race

Kate Brown, Oregon’s current governor, is unable to seek reelection. Democrat Tina Kotek, the current speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives, and Christine Drazan, the House Minority Leader will face off this November.

Senate

Democratic incumbent Senator Ron Wyden won his primary, handily, garnering over ninety percent of the vote. Sen. Wyden will face Republican Jo Rae Perkins, who is an ardent believer of the QAnon conspiracy theory.

House of Representatives

DistrictDemocratRepublican
1BonamiciMann
2YetterBentz
3BlumenauerHarbour
4HoyleSkarlatos
5SalinasErickson

Pennsylvania

Governor’s Race

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is ineligible to run again since he has already served two terms. Josh Shapiro, the only Democrat who ran, will face Republican Douglas Mastriano.

Senate

John Fetterman, the current Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, won the democratic primary. Fetterman garnered the majority of votes in every country across the state. Conor Lamb, another Democratic favorite only managed to secure around 26 percent of the vote after many had predicted that he would perform better and even win the primary.

The votes in the Republican primary are much closer and a winner had yet to be determined. The two most prominent candidates in the race are Dr. Mehmet Oz, best known for his television program Dr. Oz and former Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, Dave McCormick.

House of Representatives

DistrictDemocraticRepublican
1EhaszFitzpatrick
2BoyleBashir
3EvansNo candidate
4DeanNascimento
5ScanlonGalluch
6HoulahanCiarrocchi
7WildScheller
8CartwrightBognet
9WaldmanMeuser
10DanielsPerry
11HollisterSmucker
12LeeDoyle
13No candidateJoyce
14No candidateReschenthaler
15No candidateThompson
16PastoreKelly
17DeluzioShaffer
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