Delaware (polls close at 8 EST), Massachusetts (8 EST), Maryland (8 EST), New Hampshire (7 EST), New York (9 EST), Rhode Island (9 EST), and Wisconsin (9 EST) all have primaries today and there are a few interesting stories to follow:
1. Who will win the Delaware primary? Christine O’Donnell, who had been written off by virtually all of the media and political elite, or Congressman Mike Castle?
2. How will the few candidates in contested primaries that Mitt chose to endorse do?
3. Who will win the New Hampshire Senate battle?
4. Will Democrats in Charlie Rangel’s district choose him again despite all of the accusations of scandal surrounding him?
Please leave a comment with any breaking news and stay tuned because we will update this post as the results start coming in…
Mitt made a last-minute trip to Massachusetts for Jeff Perry and he’s looking good so far. With 5% reporting, Perry is beating his closest opponent 58%-35%
With 22% reporting in Delaware, Christine O’Donnell is beating Mike Castle 56%-44%.
In New Hampshire, with 6% reporting, Lamontagne is beating Ayotte 52%-32%.
The results are coming in fast now. O’Donnell is still up 54-46 with 77.5% reporting and the race has been called in her favor.
With 22% reporting, Perry has increased his lead to 67-25.
Still with only 9% reporting, Lamontagne is beating Ayotte 49%-35%.
UPDATE 3 by Jayde (For the most part, I’m just adding those that are in the lead.):
Delaware Republican Senate - O’Donnell WINNER with 53.1% of the vote. Her opponent, Michael Castle, came in at 46.9%.
Delaware Republican House race - Glen Urquhart WINNER with 48.6% of the vote. Michele Rollins came in with a close 47.7%.
Maryland Senate race - Democrats with 61.3% precincts reporting show Barbara Mikulski is way ahead with 81.5%. On the Republican side, with 58.1% reporting, Eric Wargotz is at 37.5%. His closest competitor, Jim Rutledge, has 31.4% of the vote.
Maryland Gubernatorial results - With 62.8% precincts reporting, Democrat Martin O’Malley is the projected winner with 85.2% votes. Republican Robert Ehrlich has 75.5% votes.
New Hampshire Senate race – With 32.9% precincts reporting, Republican Ovide Lamontagne is at 40.2% and Kelly Ayote is at 38%.
New Hampshire Republican House race – 36.3% precincts reporting shows Frank Guinta @ 35% and Rick Ashosh @ 32.2%.
New Hampshire Governor’s race – 36.5% precincts reporting show Democrat John Lynch @ 87.5% and Republican John Stephen @ 64%.
New York Senate 2 year race – 75.1% precincts reporting have Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand @ 76.1% and Republican Joseph DioGuardi @ 41.9%.
New York Republican 6 year race – 77.1 % precincts reporting shows Jay Townsend @ 56.1% and Gary Bernsten @ 44%.
New York Republican House race – 99.8% precincts reporting shows Randy Altschuler @ 45.1%.
New York Republican Governor’s race – 81.7% precincts reporting – Carl Paladina @ 63.4%. Rick Lazio 36.6%.
Rhode Island House race District 1 – Democrat WINNER David Cicilline @ 37.2%. Republican WINNER John Loughlin @ 83.3%.
Rhode Island Republican Governor’s race – John Robitaille WINNER @70.1%.
Wisconsin Republican Senate race – 77.1% precincts reporting – Ron Johnson @ 84.5%
Wisconsin Governor race – 78.5% precincts reporting – Democrat Tom Barrett @ 90.1%. With 78% precincts reporting – Republican Scott Walker @ 57.6%.
UPDATE 4 by Jayde 9/15/10 12:04 PM PST:
All candidates posted in the lead in UPDATE 3 remain in the lead (some small percentage changes), except for the New Hampshire Republican Senate Race. Overnight, Kelly Ayotte has taken the lead from Ovide Lamontagne. With 84.4% of precincts reporting, Ayotte has 38.2% of votes and Lamontagne is at 37.5%. A tight race!
At latest update, many precincts are still counting votes, but are nearing the end.
UPDATE 5 by Jayde:
In New Hampshire’s Republican Senate Race, Kelly Ayotte has won – 38.3%.
To see final results, which candidates ran unopposed, and exact vote percentages click here. C-Span.org also has primary election results here.
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