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.