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2024 Maryland, West Virginia and Nebraska primaries: Alsobrooks defeats Trone, incumbent Republicans survive


This week’s primaries are ovah, so we’re calling it a night! Here are the top races for which ABC News has reported a projection:

The Maryland Senate matchup is set. In the Republican Party primaries, former Governor Larry Hogan easily dispatched his primary opposition, giving Republicans their best possible candidate for what will still be a very tough general election in deep blue Maryland. In the Democratic primary, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks defeated Rep. David Trone in an expensive, hard-fought race. She now has the opportunity to become only the third Black woman elected to the Senate in American history.

– In Maryland’s 3rd DistrictSen. Sarah Elfreth won the very crowded Democratic primary, defeating Harry Dunn, the former Capitol Hill police officer who helped defend the Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Given the district’s blue line, Elfreth should win in November, adding more women to the House of Representatives, where women still make up just 29 percent of members.

– Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has won the Republican primary Governor of West Virginia in a tight race for the former state of Del. Moore Capito. He is heavily favored to win in this red state in November and will likely be a tough conservative governor because he is associated with the tea party wing of the party.

– In the GOP primary for Senator from West VirginiaGov. Jim Justice easily defeated Rep. Alex Mooney, who held all but four of Washington’s suburban counties. Justice will be heavily favored to win the seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who announced his retirement last year.

– In the Republican primaries for West Virginia’s 1st DistrictIncumbent Rep. Carol Miller fended off a far-right challenge from former state Sen. Derrick Evans, who previously served three months in prison after being found guilty in a case related to the Jan. 6 insurrection. She will be given preference if she can comfortably retain her seat in November.

– In the Republican primaries for West Virginia’s 2nd District, State Treasurer Riley Moore stormed to victory over several other GOP candidates vying to succeed Mooney (who was running for Senate). Moore is the nephew of Senator Shelley Moore Capito and the grandson of former Governor Arch Moore; he will be a shot in the arm for the deeply Republican seat this fall.

– In Maryland’s 6th District, vacated by Trone for his ill-fated Senate bid, Democrats headed into their primaries with a familiar name: April McClain Delaney, a former Biden administration official whose husband, John Delaney, held the seat for six years before Trone . On the Republican side, voters again expressed support for Neil Parrott, a local lawmaker who was the Republican Party nominee in 2020 and 2022. Delaney will be favored at the general election, but this is a seat that could become competitive under the right circumstances. for Republicans.

– In Maryland’s 2nd DistrictDemocratic voters nominated Baltimore County Executive John “Johnny O” Olszewski Jr. to run against Republican political commentator and frequent political candidate Kimberly Klacik. Biden won 2020 general election voters in this district 59 to 39 percent, so it’s highly likely that Johnny O will be the next representative of this north Baltimore seat.

– In Nebraska’s 2nd District, Rep. Don Bacon easily turned back a primary challenge from right-wing Republican Dan Frei. That’s bad news for Democrats, who would have had a much easier time beating Frei than Bacon on this swing in November.

-G. Elliott Morris, Monica Potts, Nathaniel Rakich and Geoffrey Skelley, 538; Meredith Conroy, 538 contributor; and Jacob Rubashkin, Inside Elections