Democratic primary

NEW YORK | Letitia James wins primary for New York attorney general

NEW YORK— Letitia James, a longtime New York City politician with ties to both the state’s underclass and its elites, beat three other candidates in a Democratic primary for attorney general, then turned her sights on the man she saw as her real opponent: President Donald Trump. “This campaign was really never about me, or … Continue reading NEW YORK | Letitia James wins primary for New York attorney general

NEW YORK | Another socialist victory: Salazar wins NY Senate primary

NEW YORK  — Democratic socialist Julia Salazar overcame intense scrutiny of her personal life Thursday to win the Democratic primary for a state Senate seat in Brooklyn while voters throughout the state punished a group of incumbent Democratic legislators they perceived as too friendly to Republicans. Salazar, a 27-year-old first-time candidate, handily defeated eight-term incumbent … Continue reading NEW YORK | Another socialist victory: Salazar wins NY Senate primary

NEW YORK | James wins Democratic primary for NY attorney general

NEW YORK— New York City Public Advocate Letitia James won a four-way Democratic primary for attorney general in New York on Thursday in a race that was a competition over who could best use the office to antagonize President Donald Trump. James, 59, would become the first black woman to hold a statewide elected office … Continue reading NEW YORK | James wins Democratic primary for NY attorney general

NEW YORK | Democrats running for AG in New York see common foe: Trump

NEW YORK— President Donald Trump might want to keep an eye on Thursday’s Democratic primary for attorney general in his native New York. There’s a chance he’ll be sparring with the winner in court. All four candidates have vowed to be a legal thorn in the Republican president’s side, if elected. The winner will inherit … Continue reading NEW YORK | Democrats running for AG in New York see common foe: Trump

DOVER, Del. | The Latest: Walker wins Delaware GOP House primary race

DOVER, Del.  — The Latest on Delaware’s primary election (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Scott Walker, a business owner and landlord who ran unsuccessfully for Congress as a Democrat two years ago, has won the Republican primary for Delaware’s lone U.S. House seat. The 67-year-old Walker defeated actor and retired railroad industry worker Lee Murphy … Continue reading DOVER, Del. | The Latest: Walker wins Delaware GOP House primary race

BOSTON | The Latest: GOP’s John Hugo to face Democratic US Rep. Clark

BOSTON  — The Latest on the primary election in Massachusetts (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Republican John Hugo will face Democratic U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark in November after winning his party’s nomination in Massachusetts. Hugo, a Woburn resident, defeated Louis Kuchnir, of Southboro, in Tuesday’s primary. The congressional district covers a swath of cities and … Continue reading BOSTON | The Latest: GOP’s John Hugo to face Democratic US Rep. Clark

BOSTON | Gov. Charlie Baker wins GOP vote, to face Gonzalez in fall

BOSTON — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, a moderate seeking a second term in solidly Democratic Massachusetts, fended off a primary challenge Tuesday from conservative minister Scott Lively, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who questioned Baker’s commitment to the Republican platform. Baker, who has distanced himself from Trump, will face the winner of the … Continue reading BOSTON | Gov. Charlie Baker wins GOP vote, to face Gonzalez in fall

PHOENIX | Arizona features 2 open House seats being eyed by Democrats

PHOENIX — Former Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick emerged from a competitive Democratic primary Tuesday to win the nomination for an open Arizona House seat that is seen as one of the races the national party is looking to flip as it seeks to gain control of the House of Representatives in November. Kirkpatrick beat recurring candidate … Continue reading PHOENIX | Arizona features 2 open House seats being eyed by Democrats

TALLAHASSEE, Florida | Liberal Gillum, Trump-backed DeSantis win Florida primaries

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory while President Donald Trump’s favored candidate cruised to an easy win Tuesday, setting up a fierce showdown for the governor’s mansion in the nation’s largest political battleground. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, an unabashed progressive, won the Democratic primary, moving him a step away … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Florida | Liberal Gillum, Trump-backed DeSantis win Florida primaries

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Gillum advances in quest to be Florida’s 1st black governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Democratic primary for Florida governor Tuesday, pulling off an upset against better funded and better known candidates on his quest to become the state’s first black governor. Gillum will now face GOP nominee U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in November to replace Republican Gov. Rick Scott. DeSantis … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Gillum advances in quest to be Florida’s 1st black governor

CHEYENNE, Wyo. | The Latest: Throne gets Wyoming Democratic nod for governor

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Latest on Wyoming’s primary election (all times local): 8:44 p.m. Former Wyoming state Rep. Mary Throne has won the Democratic primary to replace outgoing Gov. Matt Mead. Throne beat three little-known candidates Tuesday to secure her party’s nomination. She now faces a tough fight in heavily Republican Wyoming to become the … Continue reading CHEYENNE, Wyo. | The Latest: Throne gets Wyoming Democratic nod for governor

CHEYENNE, Wyo. | Crowded Wyoming Republican governor’s race heads to vote

CHEYENNE, Wyo.  — Wyoming primary voters choose Tuesday from six Republican candidates for governor and decide whether to replace a U.S. senator with a wealthy outsider. This Wyoming governor’s race is the most contested since at least 2010. Republican Gov. Matt Mead is prevented by term limits from running again. The largest share of Republican … Continue reading CHEYENNE, Wyo. | Crowded Wyoming Republican governor’s race heads to vote

MADISON, Wis. | Steil, ‘Iron Stache’ to face off for Ryan seat in Novembe

MADISON, Wis. — Randy Bryce, a union ironworker known by the nickname “Iron Stache,” won Tuesday’s Democratic primary in the race to replace Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin for a seat he’s held 20 years. Republicans, for their part, pinned their hopes on a former Ryan aide, picking Bryan Steil, an attorney who … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Steil, ‘Iron Stache’ to face off for Ryan seat in Novembe

MADISON, Wis. | Evers wins Democratic primary, will face Walker

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin state schools chief Tony Evers, a cancer survivor known for his even-keeled demeanor, won the Democratic primary for governor on Tuesday and will face Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November as he seeks a third term. Evers emerged from a field of eight Democratic candidates to win the primary, which comes … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Evers wins Democratic primary, will face Walker

MONTPELIER, Vt. | Transgender nominee Hallquist faces Vermont GOP Gov. Scott

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate to be nominated for governor, and she’ll face the Republican incumbent, who survived a bitter backlash from his base over gun restrictions he supported. GOP Gov. Phil Scott defeated a challenge from Springfield businessman Keith Stern in his quest to … Continue reading MONTPELIER, Vt. | Transgender nominee Hallquist faces Vermont GOP Gov. Scott

HONOLULU | Ex-congressman wins Hawaii Democratic primary for US House

HONOLULU  — In this age of political rancor, Ed Case wants to bring bipartisanship back to Washington, D.C. “I think voters want Washington to work again, that’s the number one issue. Clearly that was my message and I think that accounts for much of the result of my race,” Case said after he won the … Continue reading HONOLULU | Ex-congressman wins Hawaii Democratic primary for US House

HONOLULU | Former congressman wins Democratic House primary in Hawaii

HONOLULU — Former Congressman Ed Case has emerged from a crowded field to win the Democratic Party primary Saturday to represent Honolulu in Congress. The 65-year-old fiscal conservative on Saturday defeated five other major candidates including Lt. Gov. Doug Chin, who is the architect of Hawaii’s legal battle against President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The … Continue reading HONOLULU | Former congressman wins Democratic House primary in Hawaii

ST. LOUIS | Ferguson councilman ousts prosecutor McCulloch in primary

ST. LOUIS  — A seven-term prosecuting attorney in St. Louis County who gained national attention in his handling of the investigation of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson lost a primary challenge Tuesday to a black Ferguson councilman, according to unofficial results. With the vote counted from all precincts, the county reported … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | Ferguson councilman ousts prosecutor McCulloch in primary