Roundup of Primary Results

In Minnesota’s 5th congressional distict, front-runner Keith Ellison holds off three others in the Democratic primary, making it a near certainty that Congress will welcome its first Muslim rep in the coming term.

Here are some other big results:

Rhode Island Senate: Chafee holds off Laffey; with 99% of precincts reporting, Chafee was up 54%, to 46%.

Maryland Senate: Problems at polling stations has delayed the release of official results, but Cardin appears to be in a solid lead. Last night, Cardin’s main opponent and friend Kweisi Mfume, a former rep and NAACP leader, said of Cardin that “he’ll be a damn good senator.”

Maryland 3: John Sarbanes, son the retiring senator, holds a narrow lead over former Baltimore Health Commissioner Peter Beilenson for the seat being vacated by Cardin.

New York 11: David Yassky loses to Yvette Clarke in Brooklyn.

Arizona 8: Conservative former lawmaker Randy Graf, who made fighting illegal immigration a centerpiece of his campaign, prevailed over moderate state Rep. Steve Huffman, 43% to 37%.

Vermont Senate: Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic nomination, though he plans to run as an independent.

Wisconsin 8: Steve Kagen prevails over a crowded Democratic field.

New York Senate: Hillary Clinton rolls over Jonathan Tasini. Apparently no victory party.

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Roundup of Primary Results

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