New Hampshire Republicans on Tuesday they are selecting their candidate to take on Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan in what could be one of the most competitive Senate races in the country.
the granite stateas much as Rhode Island and Delaware, will hold their primaries on Tuesday, concluding 2022 primary calendar and laying out the final pieces of the playing field for the eight-week sprint to the November midterms.
Are here some takeaways of the results so far:
Trump’s style trumps his substance in New Hampshire
Mimicking Trump’s brash style and parroting his election denial again proved more potent in a Republican primary than embracing the political substance of his White House tenure.
That’s the lesson from the Republican primary in New Hampshire’s 1st District, where 25-year-old political newcomer Karoline Leavitt, a former Trump aide who more closely mimicked the kind of politics that has defined the orbit of political acolytes for Trump, he defeated Matt Mowers, another former Trump administration official, but who was more cautious on issues like the lie that the 2020 election was stolen from the former president.
Lawnmowers fully embraced aspects of the Trump mandate. His website was full of positions defining the former president, and Mowers touted the fact that Trump endorsed him in his failed bid to win the seat in 2020.
However, rhetorically and stylistically, the two were dramatically different.
Rhode Island Elects Candidates in Competitive House Race
The field is set for what is expected to be one of New England’s most competitive congressional races this fall, after Rhode Island State Treasurer Seth Magaziner won the Democratic primary for the 2nd congressional district, CNN projected.
He will now face Republican Allan Fung, the mayor of Cranston, in the district where Rep. Jim Langevin is retiring. Langevin, a Democrat, has won his races without serious competition since 2001, and President Joe Biden won there by 14 percentage points in 2020. But Republicans think he can win the seat.
Fung was the Republican candidate for governor in 2014 and 2018, losing twice to former Gov. Gina Raimondo but performing well in the district, which covers the western half of the state.
McKee hangs on in Rhode Island
One of the country’s least popular governors, Dan McKee of Rhode Island faced four challengers in the primary as he seeks his first full elected term.
But McKee, who took over as governor last year when Raimondo left the job to join the Biden administration, is no stranger to tough primaries — he nearly lost his bid for re-election as lieutenant governor in 2018.
His two closest rivals, former CVS executive Helena Foulkes and Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, are running as reformers on promises to clean up the government. Foulkes, who has vowed not to run for re-election if she doesn’t revitalize Rhode Island schools, received the endorsement of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The race was a dud for progressive favorite Matt Brown, the Bernie Sanders-backed former secretary of state, who was trailing the leaders four years after losing a primary challenger to Raimondo.