Overview and Live Results: Primaries in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington

Five states hold their primaries Tuesday. In addition, Ohio has State Legislative contests rescheduled from May 3.

Across these states, there are a number of contests where the nominee chosen by voters may impact the competitiveness of the general election. Donald Trump looms over many of them, particularly in Arizona. In addition, three of the 10 House Republicans that voted to impeach him in January, 2021 are facing contested primaries. 

On this page, we'll provide an overview of some of the more interesting races. Use the links below to see all results. 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.

Arizona >> Kansas >> Michigan >> 
10:00 PM  8:00 PM1 8:00 PM2
Missouri >> Ohio >> Washington >>
8:00 PM 7:30 PM3 11:00 PM

1Mountain Time Zone locations close at 9:00 PM Eastern
2Central Time Zone locations close at 9:00 PM Eastern
3State Senate and House only

Kansas Constitutional Amendment: Separately, Kansas voters will determine if abortion is enshrined in the state constitution. Live Results >>

Special and Mayoral Elections: Finally, there are State Senate special elections in Kansas and Washington, as well as a mayoral election in Chandler, Arizona. Live Results >> 

U.S. Senate

Arizona (Republican)

Sen. Mark Kelly (D) is seeking a full term after winning 2020 special election. Donald Trump endorsed businessman Blake Masters in early June, propelling him to frontrunner status over businessman Jim Lamon in subsequent polling. Attorney General Mark Brnovich is also on the ballot.

Missouri (Republican)

Sen. Roy Blunt (R) is retiring, with a field of about 20 on the primary ballot looking to succeed him. The nominee will likely be one of Attorney General Eric Schmitt, former Gov. Eric Greitens, or Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-04). Schmitt has moved into the lead in recent polling. 

Expected to endorse Greitens, Donald Trump instead limited his election eve endorsement to 'ERIC'. That was enough for both Greitens and the frontrunner Schmitt to claim the endorsement. Perhaps Trump meant Eric McElroy, a little-known candidate also on the ballot.

There's also a large field vying for the Democratic nomination, with Trudy Busch Valentine or Lucas Kunce the likely nominee. However, the general election is likely out of reach for the party unless the controversial Greitens emerges as nominee.

Governor

Arizona (Republican)

Gov. Doug Ducey (R) is term-limited. The Democratic nominee is expected to be Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. The GOP contest features Trump-endorsed former news anchor Kari Lake and businesswoman Karrin Taylor Robson, who is endorsed by Mike Pence. 

Michigan (Republican)

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) is seeking a second term. Her path to reelection was made somewhat easier when several leading GOP candidates were disqualified from the primary ballot. 

Five Republicans did qualify for Tuesday's election, including conservative commentator Tudor Dixon, who received a late endorsement from Donald Trump. Dixon has had a double-digit lead in polling over the race's final week.

Secretary of State

Arizona (Republican)

Incumbent Katie Hobbs (D) is running for governor. Two Democrats are vying for the party's nomination.

Most focus will be on the GOP side, which includes a proxy war between Trump and Ducey.  Trump has endorsed State Rep. Mark Finchem, a proponent of election fraud conspiracy theories, while Ducey is backing businessman Beau Lane. There are two other candidates on the ballot, with a recent poll showing nearly 3 in 4 GOP voters undecided.

U.S. House

Six incumbents, including three of the 10 Republicans that voted to impeach Trump, are at risk in the five primaries listed below. One Democrat is guaranteed to lose in Michigan, where there is a member vs. member primary due to redistricting. 

Arizona District 1 (Republican)

Rep. David Schweikert (R) is being challenged by Elijah Norton, a self-funding businessman.

Michigan District 3 (Republican)

Rep. Peter Meijer, one of 10 House Republicans to vote for impeachment, is at risk of being ousted by Trump-endorsed candidate John Gibbs, a former Assistant HUD Secretary. Democratic-aligned groups are piling on - to the dismay of some in the party - as a Gibbs win would likely improve the prospects of Hillary Scholten (D), who lost to Meijer by six points as the 2020 nominee. 

Michigan District 11 (Democratic)

Reps. Andy Levin and Haley Stevens will face each other in a member vs. member contest created by redistricting. While several incumbents are at risk on August 2, one is guaranteed to lose their job here. Levin is the more progressive of the two. That includes vocal support for Palestinian human rights, a position that has put him at odds with some pro-Israel groups in this district with a large Jewish community. 

Washington District 3 (Top Two)

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is seeking a 7th term. One of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, she has drawn several challengers from the right, including Joe Kent, endorsed by the former president. There are also two Democrats on the ballot.

Washington District 4 (Top Two)

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R), who also supported impeachment, has drawn a challenge from Trump-endorsed Loren Culp, who lost to Jay Inslee (D) in the 2020 gubernatorial race. There are six other Republicans and one Democrat on the ballot.

There are a number of other U.S. House primaries of interest Tuesday. See all results for: Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington.

State Senate

Arizona District 10 (Republican)

We rarely feature a state legislative race, but this one bears watching. Arizona State House Speaker Rusty Bowers is term-limited in that chamber; he's seeking a promotion to the State Senate.

Bowers has been dismissive of Trump's efforts to overturn his narrow 2020 loss in the state. This earned him the enmity of the former president and many of his GOP colleagues. The Arizona Republican Party censured Bowers in July after he testified before the January 6 commission. Trump has endorsed former State Sen. David Farnsworth in the primary.

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