Live Results: TX-34 Special Election; Primaries in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, and South Carolina

Four states hold primaries this Tuesday, and there is also a special general election to fill a congressional vacancy in Texas. On this page, we'll provide an overview and live results for several key races.

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.

Maine >> Nevada >> North Dakota >> South Carolina >> 
8:00 PM  10:00 PM 8:00 PM* 7:00 PM

*Mountain Time Zone locations close at 9:00 PM Eastern

We're also following three mayoral primaries in Nevada and a State Senate special election in Maine

U.S. House Special Election

Texas Congressional District 34

Democrat Filemon Vela resigned in March. Republicans are spending heavily to flip the vacant seat, as a win would signal continued momentum with Latino voters, which could help the party's prospects both here and in neighboring competitive South Texas districts 15 and 28 this fall. 

The special election is being contested using the existing district lines, while those for the fall use the map created in redistricting.

There are two Republicans and two Democrats on the ballot; if no candidate gets a majority, a top two runoff will follow at a later date. The main GOP candidate is Mayra Flores, who is already the nominee for the November midterms. For the Democrats, the frontrunner is Dan Sanchez.

If Sanchez ultimately prevails, he will only serve through the end of the year. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (current TX-15) is the party's nominee for November; he switched to this district as it was made more favorable for Democrats in redistricting.

Polls close at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

U.S. Senate

Republican Sens. John Hoeven in North Dakota and Tim Scott in South Carolina should cruise to reelection this year. 

Nevada (Republican)

Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is expected to be renominated as she seeks a second term. Her opponent, in what will likely be a closely-contested general election, is expected to be either the state's former Attorney General, Adam Laxalt, or Army Veteran Sam Brown. Laxalt had a double-digit lead in the most recent poll of the race.

Governor

In Maine, Democratic Gov. Janet Mills is seeking a second term. Republican Paul LePage is trying to reclaim the job he held for the maximum two consecutive terms prior to Mills. Both are unopposed in their primaries. The general election between these two is expected to be competitive.

Nevada (Republican)

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak is seeking a 2nd term; he faces nominal primary opposition but a competitive general election. Eight candidates are seeking the Republican nomination; Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo has led the polling.

South Carolina (Democratic)

There's a closely-contested primary here between former U.S. Rep Joe Cunningham and State Rep. Mia McLeod. With five candidates on the ballot, a June 28 runoff is possible. Regardless, the ultimate nominee will have a very difficult time unseating incumbent Republican Gov. Henry McMaster.

Secretary of State

Nevada (Republican)

Incumbent Barbara Cegavske cannot run due to term limits. Attorney Cisco Aguilar will be the Democratic nominee for what is expected to be a competitive general election. The question before GOP voters is whether Jim Marchant, "the leader of a Trump-aligned group of election conspiracy theorists" will be the party's nominee.

There are six others on the ballot. a recent poll had Marchant and Jesse Haw tied at 21%, although nearly four in ten voters was undecided.

U.S. House

Four incumbents face varying degrees of job risk heading into Tuesday's primaries.

South Carolina

Donald Trump looms large over the GOP nomination in both of these districts that are seen as safe for the party in November. 

District 1 (Republican): Nancy Mace is seeking a 2nd term. She earned Trump's enmity by criticizing the January 6 riots and then voting to certify the 2020 election. The former president has endorsed her opponent, former State Rep. Katie Arrington. This is Arrington's second campaign here; she was the 2018 nominee, losing to Democrat Joe Cunningham. A third candidate, Lynz Piper-Loomis withdrew during a late May debate, endorsing Arrington. However, she remains on the ballot, meaning a June 28 runoff between Mace and Arrington can't be entirely ruled out.

District 7 (Republican): Tom Rice is seeking a 6th term. One of ten Republicans that voted to impeach Trump in January 2021, he has come under attack from the former president, who has endorsed State Rep. Russell Fry. For his part, Rice is doubling down on his anti-Trump position as the primary draws near. With seven total candidates on the ballot, a June 28 runoff between Rice and Fry seems the most likely outcome.

Nevada District 1 (Democratic)

Dina Titus (D) is seeking a 6th term. She was not pleased with redistricting changes made by the Legislature that made her Las Vegas district much more competitive in the general election. However, she first has to get by a serious primary challenge from progressive Democrat Amy Vilela, who received a late endorsement from Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Nevada District 2 (Republican)

The only safe general election district in the state is held by Republican Mark Amodei; he is seeking a 7th term. He has drawn a challenge from the right in perennial candidate Danny Tarkanian.

Separately, but coinciding with the statewide primary, there is a legislative special election in Maine.

Maine State Senate District 7

Democrats hold a 21-13 majority over Republicans in the Maine State Senate. Members serve two-year terms. District 7 was vacated in January, when Democrat Louis Luchini took a position with the Small Business Administration. There are three candidates on the ballot, including Brian Langley, who lost to Luchini by 55% to 45% as the GOP nominee in 2020.

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