Live Results: Primary Day in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Oregon, Idaho, and Kentucky

Five states hold their primaries Tuesday.  On this page, we'll highlight and provide results for some of the most interesting contests. Use the links below to see all results. Latest poll closing (Eastern Time) appears below the state name. If you are voting in one of these states, check with your polling place as the hours may differ.

Idaho >> Kentucky >> North Carolina >> Oregon >>  Pennsylvania >>
11:00 PM*  7:00 PM+ 7:30 PM 11:00 PM* 8:00 PM

*Mountain Time Zone locations close at 10:00 PM Eastern | +Eastern Time Zone locations close at 6:00 PM

There are also three state legislative special elections and four mayoral primaries.

State Legislative >> Mayoral Primaries >>

While you're awaiting the results, check out our new feature that lets you view the congressional district - before and after redistricting - for any U.S. street address. 

U.S. Senate

There are seats up in all five of these states. However, things look safe Tuesday and in November for the incumbents in Idaho, Kentucky, and Oregon.

Pennsylvania (Republican)

Sen. Pat Toomey (R) is retiring. Surgeon and media personality Mehmet Oz has been endorsed by Donald Trump. Until recently, this appeared to be a two-way race between Oz and hedge fund manager David McCormick. However, Kathy Barnette, a conservative commentator, has surged in recent weeks. She has recently been endorsed by the Club for Growth. Trump has subsequently come out against Barnette, saying she would have a hard time winning in November.

Most recent polling shows Oz and Barnette in a statistical tie, with McCormick a close third.

Pennsylvania (Democratic)

Polling in this race hasn't been particularly close, with Lt. Gov. John Fetterman running well ahead of his two main challengers, Rep. Conor Lamb (PA-18) and State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta. However, Fetterman suffered a stroke this past Friday. While Fetterman says "I'm well on my way to a full recovery", the incident did have him off the trail in the campaign's final days and he remained in the hospital on Election Day. The situation does add general election risk in the state seen by some analysts as the best opportunity for a Democratic Senate pick-up this year.

North Carolina (Republican)

Sen. Richard Burr (R) is retiring. Former State Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley is expected to be the Democratic nominee. On the Republican side, Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) has emerged from the pack, helped by the endorsement of Donald Trump and large spending on his behalf by the Club for Growth. In the final Real Clear Politics average, Budd has 40% support, former Gov. Pat McCrory has 22% and former Rep. Mark Walker (NC-06) is at 9%. 


There are elections this year in Idaho, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania (Republican)

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is term-limited. The state Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, is unopposed for the Democratic nomination. 

In the Republican contest, State Sen. Doug Mastriano appears to have the momentum heading into Election Day. In recent polling, Mastriano is averaging 34% support, with former U.S. Rep Lou Barletta at 20% and U.S. Attorney William McSwain at 15%.

Mastriano was endorsed by Trump this past weekend. Interestingly, Mastriano has aligned himself with Kathy Barnette in the Senate race, who Trump opposes.

Oregon (Both)

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown is term-limited. Both parties have massive primary fields: 19 Republicans and 15 Democrats are vying for the nomination. While the state hasn't had a Republican governor since the 1980s, the races are often fairly competitive: the last race decided by more than a 10% margin was in 1994. Brown was reelected by 6.4% in 2018.

For the Democrats, according to AP, "The two leading candidates are Tina Kotek, a staunch liberal and former speaker of the state House, and Tobias Read, the state treasurer who has positioned himself as a centrist." 

The Republican contest seems more wide open. In the most recent public poll, former State House Minority Leader Christine Drazan had 19% support, followed by former State Rep. Bob Tiernan at 14%, and physician Bud Pierce at 10%. (Pierce was the GOP nominee, losing to Brown, when she was first elected in a 2016 special election). Three others candidates were at 6% or 7%. All of them trailed the 27% of voters that the survey found still undecided.

Idaho (Republican)

Gov. Brad Little is seeking a second term. He is being challenged from the far right by his lieutenant governor, Janice McGeachin. The two have had a fraught relationship. Last year, acting as governor while Little was out of state, McGeachin issued an executive order repealing the state's mask mandate. Little reversed the order upon his return, calling her actions an "irresponsible, self-serving political stunt." 

McGeachin has been endorsed by Donald Trump. Polling has been limited. An April survey showed Little well ahead by 60% to 29%. Assuming Little advances, he'll be the overwhelming general election favorite in one of the nation's reddest states.

U.S. House

Aside from the below, there are a number of other interesting primaries due to retirements or redistricting. Check the full state results linked at the top of this page.

We've chosen these three races because they all involve incumbents facing competitive primaries. 

North Carolina District 11 (Republican)

Dogged by a series of controversies and having lost the support of much of the GOP establishment, freshman incumbent Madison Cawthorn faces seven challengers in his bid for renomination. His strongest opponent is State Sen. Chuck Edwards. The size of the field could save Cawthorn, as a first place finish that clears 30% will avoid a runoff. 

Idaho District 2 (Republican)

Much like Gov. Brad Little, 12-term incumbent Michael Simpson is facing an intraparty challenge from the right. Attorney Bryan Smith, who challenged Simpson in 2014, is back for another try. Smith says that Simpson "has become a fossil and a relic to his constituents", while noting the state has "turned farther to the right" while Simpson has "veered to the left." 

Oregon District 5 (Democratic)

Seven-term incumbent Kurt Schrader faces a strong challenge from the left in Jamie McLeod-Skinner, an attorney. In a break from usual protocol, McLeod-Skinner has been endorsed by the Democratic parties in many of the counties that comprise this redrawn district. 

Unlike NC-11 and ID-02, this district is expected to have a competitive general election as well.

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