Primary results from Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kentucky, Idaho and Oregon

High-profile endorsements of former President Trump had mixed results Tuesday night in the broader test of his appeal, and progressives appear to have done well, though some races had yet to be called as of Wednesday morning.

Five states held primary contests on Tuesday. One of the most closely watched races, the Republican primary for a Senate seat in Pennsylvania is still too close, with Trump-backed Mehmet Oz holding a slim lead over David McCormick. Democrats chose progressive John Fetterman over moderate Conor Lamb to face the Republican nominee in November.

In the race for governor of the state, CBS News projects that the far-right Doug Mastriano will win. Democrats have rallied behind Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who did not face a challenger in the primary.

In one of the biggest upsets of the night, CBS News projects that Chuck Edwards will win the primary for the 11th Congressional District, defeating current representative Madison Cawthorn.

Here are the main primary results by state:


Polls closed at 8:00 pm ET in Pennsylvania, the fifth-largest state by population and a perennial swing state. Republican Senator Pat Toomey is retiring, leaving his seat vacant. Since early Wednesday morning, Republicans Dr. Mehmet Oz, backed by President Trump, and David McCormick have been locked in a close battle for the nomination. kathy barnetta conservative Steve Bannon once referred to as “ultra MAGA” said Tuesday night that she would not concede yet.

Cranberry West 5 Precinct Majority Inspector Cecelia Peterson, left, and employee Fred Peterson installed some of the folding voting booth dividers in one of the rooms at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center that will be used for voting in the polls. Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary. Election, Monday, May 16, 2022, in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.

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Oz said Tuesday night “when it’s this close, what do you expect? Everything about this campaign has been adjusted.”

If the state race ends with a margin of victory of less than 0.5%, there will be an automatic recount.

On the Democratic side, CBS News projects that Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman will win the nomination. Fetterman edged out US Rep. Conor Lamb and State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta. Fetterman, who endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2016, suffered a stroke caused by a blood clot on Friday, and his campaign released a statement Tuesday saying he would be fitted with a pacemaker with a defibrillator. Fetterman tweeted a photo of himself on Tuesday. voting from the hospital with an emergency absentee ballot.

Fetterman’s wife, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, gave her victory speech Tuesday, as Fetterman remains hospitalized. The campaign also played a video of Fetterman thanking supporters.

“This race that we are running is a race for the future,” said Gisele Barreto Fetterman. “It’s a race for every job that’s been lost, every factory that’s closed, every cost that’s increased, every worker that can’t keep up. It’s a race for a better Pennsylvania.”

President Joe Biden also sent a message congratulating Fetterman, saying “Democrats are united behind John, who is a strong candidate, will have a tough race and may win in November.”

In the gubernatorial race, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolfe is term-limited, and Democrats have rallied behind state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who ran unopposed on his primary ticket.

On the Republican side, CBS News projects that Doug Mastriano will win. Established Republicans worried that the far-right Trump-backed state senator might not win a general election. He defeated several rivals, including former Representative Lou Barletta, former US Attorney Bill McSwain and businessman Dave White.

“Failed politicians and politics have woken up so many of us who wanted nothing to do with politics,” Mastriano said in his victory speech. “There is this movement here that is going to shock the state here on November 8.”

In Democrat Lamb’s seat, the 17th district in the Pittsburgh area, CBS News projects Chris Delucio will win. He defeated Democratic National Committee member Sean Meloy.

In Pennsylvania’s 12th District, Sanders-backed progressive state Rep. Summer Lee is locked in a close race against Steve Irwin, who is backed by retiring Democratic Rep. Matt Doyle.


The polls are now closed in Kentucky. In the Kentucky Senate primary, CBS News projects that Senator Rand Paul will win the Republican nomination and CBS News projects that Charles Booker, a progressive candidate who ran for the Democratic nomination to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020, he will win the Democratic nomination.

North Carolina

CBS News projects that Rep. Ted Budd, endorsed by former President Trump, will win the Republican nomination for Senate in North Carolina. CBS News projects that Cheri Beasley will win the Democratic nomination for Senate in that state. The seat is open, with Republican Senator Richard Burr withdrawing.

In North Carolina’s 11th district, CBS News projects that Chuck Edwards will win, defeating incumbent freshman representative Madison Cawthorn. The Edwards campaign said Cawthorn had conceded.

Republican Sen. Thom Tillis, who has been outspoken in his disapproval of Cawthorn, endorsed Edwards, a state senator, in the primary, saying “unfortunately, Madison Cawthorn has not met the most basic standards that western North Carolina expects.” of their representatives, and voters now have several well-qualified candidates to choose from who would be a significant improvement.

Cawthorn has faced a series of scandals, from calling the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy a “thug”, until you are caught driving with a revoked license, until you bring a loaded gun at a Charlotte airport to ethics complaints of alleged misconduct toward its staff.

In North Carolina’s District 4, CBS projects state Sen. Valerie Foushee will win. She defeated Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam, backed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who would have become the first Muslim woman to hold public office in North Carolina, and “American Idol” contestant Clay Aiken. The current member of Congress, Democrat David Price, is retiring.

In North Carolina’s 13th Ward, outside Raleigh, CBS News projects that Bo Hines will win. Trump endorsed Hines, a 26-year-old former college football recruit.


Polls closed statewide at 11 pm ET in Idaho. Polls closed statewide at 11 pm ET in Idaho. CBS News projected that Brad Little will win the Republican primary, fending off a primary challenge from Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin.

McGeachin had run to the right of Little and she had falsely claimed that the 2020 election was stolen.

She’s not the only one showing up across the state of Idaho to make those claims. Two of the three Republican candidates running to be Idaho’s top election official falsely claimed that President Biden did not win the 2020 election fairly. State Rep. Dorothy Moon signed a letter from an Arizona lawmaker calling for a “50-state audit” of the 2020 election.


Oregon, which has mail-in elections, had a deadline of 11 pm ET for all ballots to be returned or postmarked.

Congressman from Oregon’s 5th district, Democrat Kurt Schrader, has the backing of President Joe Biden but faces a main challenge from progressive Jamie McLeod Skinner.

In Oregon’s 6th District, state Rep. Andrea Salinas and tech researcher Carrick Flynn are locked in one of the most expensive and contentious Democratic primaries in the country. Salinas has the backing of the BOLD PAC, the campaign arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, while Flynn has the backing of the House Majority PAC, a group aligned with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Of California.

Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat who has not endorsed in the primary, called the PAC’s turnout of the House majority “flat out wrong.”

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