Tag: Democratic primaries

  • Davis and Collins run in Democratic primary for U.S. House in Illinois’ 7th District

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    Incumbent Danny K. Davis (D), Kina Collins (D), and Denarvis Mendenhall (D) are running in the Democratic primary for Illinois’ 7th Congressional District on June 28, 2022. Davis has represented the district in Congress since 1997. Davis and Collins have received the most media attention and funding in this race. Prior to serving in Congress,…

  • Primary watch: number of contested state legislative primaries is up 32% compared to 2020

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    There are 32% more contested state legislative primaries this year than in 2020, including 64% more Republican primaries and 18% more top-two/four primaries. Democratic primaries are down 10%. These figures include elections in 26 states that account for 3,254 of 6,166 state legislative seats up for election this year (53%). A primary is contested when…

  • Texas Democratic Party approves recount in Texas’ 15th Congressional District Democratic primary runoff

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    On June 9, the Texas Democratic Party approved Ruben Ramirez’s request for a recount in the May 24 Democratic primary runoff for Texas’ 15th Congressional District. Official results showed Ramirez trailing Michelle Vallejo (D) by 30 votes.  Under Texas law, a recount can be requested within five days after election day or two days after…

  • Incumbent Titus, Vilela running in June 14 Democratic primary for Nevada’s 1st District

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    Incumbent Dina Titus and Amy Vilela are running in the Democratic primary election for Nevada’s 1st Congressional District on June 14. Nevada’s 1st District was made more competitive after redistricting. Jannelle Calderon wrote in The Nevada Independent that “Before redistricting, District 1 had more than 147,000 registered Democrats and fewer than 66,000 registered Republicans —…

  • Incumbents Sean Casten and Marie Newman are running in the Democratic primary for Illinois’ 6th Congressional District on June 28

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    Sean Casten, Marie Newman, and Charles Hughes are running in the Democratic primary for Illinois’ 6th Congressional District on June 28, 2022. Casten and Newman are members of the U.S. House of Representatives running for re-election in the same district due to redistricting. They have led in fundraising and media attention. Newman represents Illinois’ 3rd…

  • Three candidates running in the Democratic primary for governor of New York

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    Incumbent Kathy Hochul, Tom Suozzi, and Jumaane Williams are running in the Democratic primary election for Governor of New York on June 2, 2022. Hochul is running for re-election to a full term. Hochul, previously New York’s lieutenant governor, became governor in August 2021 following the resignation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). Hochul was first…

  • Jamie McLeod-Skinner defeats incumbent Kurt Schrader in the Democratic primary for Oregon’s 5th Congressional District

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    Jamie McLeod-Skinner defeated incumbent Kurt Schrader in the Democratic primary for Oregon’s 5th Congressional District on May 17, 2022. Schrader is the fifth incumbent to lose re-election to the U.S. House this year. Representatives Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-Ga.), Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), and David McKinley (R-W.Va.) also lost re-election. Schrader’s loss is also the…

  • Three candidates running Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Iowa

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    Abby Finkenauer, Michael Franken, and Glenn Hurst are running in the June 7 Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Iowa. The incumbent is Chuck Grassley(R), who was first elected in 1980. Finkenauer represented Iowa’s 1st Congressional District from 2018 to 2021. At the time of her election to the U.S. House, Finkenauer was, at age…

  • Salinas wins Democratic primary for Oregon’s 6th Congressional District

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    Andrea Salinas defeated Teresa Alonso Leon, Carrick Flynn, Loretta Smith, Cody Reynolds, Matt West, and three other candidates in the Democratic primary for Oregon’s 6th Congressional District on May 17, 2022. The 6th District was one of seven new U.S. House districts created due to apportionment after the 2020 census, as Oregon gained one new…

  • Vallejo leads Ramirez by less than 30 votes in the Democratic primary runoff for Texas’ 15th Congressional district

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    Ruben Ramirez and Michelle Vallejo ran in the Democratic Party primary runoff on May 24, 2022, in Texas’ 15th Congressional District to determine which Democratic candidate would run in the district’s general election on Nov. 8, 2022. As of 2:00 p.m. ET on May 25, Vallejo led Ramirez, 50.1% to 49.9%. Ramirez worked as an…