Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kentucky, Idaho and Oregon Primary Developments

Primaries were held Tuesday night in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kentucky, Idaho, and Oregon, with results from the most important races still pending.

In Pennsylvania, John Fetterman has emerged as the front-runner for the Democratic Senate candidacy.

Although votes are still being tabulated, the front-runner and incumbent lieutenant governor currently has over half of the vote, according to a report by the television program The National Desk (TND).

Former President Donald Trump’s favorite candidate, Mehmet Oz, is locked in a dead race with businessman Dave McCormick in Pennsylvania’s Republican Senate primary.

The races on Tuesday will be another litmus test for candidates backed by Trump.

Trump endorsed 27 candidates in total, with the exception of six incumbents including Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, a Republican, who has been embroiled in multiple issues in recent months.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Cawthorn conceded, leaving Chuck Edwards as the likely Republican nominee for NC-11.

In the Senate election, Trump’s endorsement paid off.

Ted Budd, a Republican, handily won the primary, receiving more than half of the vote so far.

In November, he’ll go up against Cheri Beasley, the former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Kentucky’s Senate contest was also decided.

When Sen. Rand Paul is up for re-election in November, former state lawmaker Charles Booker will try to remove him.

In Idaho, Gov. Brad Little was running for governor against his own lieutenant governor, Janice McGeachin, in the Republican primary, according to live updates on the primaries from CNN.

As of Wednesday morning, incumbent Rep. Kurt Schrader was trailing progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner in Oregon, despite having US President Joe Biden’s endorsement and a pair of big-spending groups bolstering his campaign — Center Forward, a pharmaceutical-backed PAC, and Mainstream Democrats, funded by LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman.

Tina Kotek, a Democrat, is expected to run for governor of Oregon against Christine Drazan, a Republican.


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