24 June primaries update; UPDATE: Called for Cochran; Hanna wins NY-22

24 June primaries update; UPDATE: Called for Cochran; Hanna wins NY-22

For your delectation, and before we have some well-deserved server downtime (which should be invisible to readers, but will likely inhibit emissions from the running-squirrel contingent here behind the curtain), here are some updates from the latest edition of Primary Night in America.

In the GOP Senate races:

*UPDATE*:  AP has now called Mississippi for Cochran with nearly 99% of the vote in.  Looks like this as of 11:15 EDT/10:15 CDT:

Cochran:  50.8% (184,310 votes)

McDaniel:  49.2% (178,642 votes)

Presumably Fox etc won’t be far behind.

What say you, LUers?  A general fizzle for the GOP insurgency on today’s results?

Chris McDaniel has closed it up, as expected, with Thad Cochran in the Mississippi runoff.  At this point, with 96.8% of the vote in, it is still too close to call.

Cochran:  50.6%

McDaniel:  49.4%

In the special Oklahoma race to replace retiring Senator Tom Coburn, Jim Lankford has resoundingly defeated the challenge from Tea Party-backed T.W. Shannon.  Lankford was elected to the U.S. House as a limited-government conservative, and has enjoyed wide support on that basis.  His victory in the Senate primary is by no means a blow to Tea Party hopes.  With 98% of the vote in:

Lankford:  57.5%

Shannon:  34.3%

(The balance has gone to the 5 other candidates in the GOP primary.)

In gubernatorial races:

The GOP primary in Colorado is being called by everyone for Beauprez at this point.  The spoiler roles of Gessler and Kop will bear some analysis afterward.  They’ve each drawn a healthy percentage.  With nearly 74% of the vote in:

Beauprez  30.6%

Tancredo  26.3%

Gessler  23.4%

Kopp  19.6%

In Maryland‘s GOP race, I can only find that about half the precints are in at this point.  Hogan is well up on Craig, and I don’t think anyone expects the lagging candidates (Lollar and George) to make big gains as the count improves.  At 50% reporting:

Hogan  42.0%

Craig  31.0%

Lollar  15.7%

George 11.3

In just a few select House primaries:

In Colorado-4 (GOP), with 66% reporting:

Buck  44.2%

Renfroe  24.0%

In the Florida-19 special election, a winner has been decided:

Republican Clawson  67.0%

Democrat Freeman  29.3%

New York-13 (Democrat) primary, with 49% reporting:

Rangel  47.6%

Espaillat  44.9%

New York-22 (GOP) runoff, with 88% reporting — still very close!  *UPDATE* Separated by fewer than 2,000 votes, but Hanna holds on for the win:

Hanna  52.8%

Tenney  47.2%

Oklahoma-5 GOP (replacing Lankford, who will now run for Senate in the general election), with 97% reporting; looks like a runoff will be required:

Russell  26.6%

Douglas  24.4%

(4 other candidates, none of whom broke 20%)

So:  Talk amongst yourselves.

LU Staff

LU Staff

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