Tuesday's Primary Results in Illinois, Colorado, New York and Elsewhere

Headline Roundup June 29th, 2022

Tuesday was primary day in several states, with closely watched races in Illinois, Colorado, and New York.

In Illinois, Trump-backed Rep. Mary Miller defeated Rep. Rodney Davis in the newly-drawn 15th Congressional District. In Colorado, Trump-backed Rep. Lauren Boebert fended off Don Coram, a more moderate state senator in the 3rd Congressional District. In New York, progressive challengers lost to establishment Democrats.

Some media outlets focused on the mixed results for incumbents, the uneven results of Democratic involvement in GOP primaries, and the losses of progressive women in some high-profile races. Almost 30 states have now completed their 2022 midterm election primaries. Sources across the political spectrum covered the elections, but less prominently than coverage about Tuesday's January 6 Committee hearings.

From the Right
2022 Elections, Elections, Primaries, Illinois, Colorado, New York

Rep. Mary Miller defeated Rep. Rodney Davis in the Illinois GOP primary in the newly drawn 15th Congressional District.

The Associated Press called the race for Ms. Miller at 10:48 p.m. EDT.

With 75% of the vote reported, Ms. Miller held a 58% to 42% lead over Mr. Davis.

Mr. Davis, a conservative four-term congressman known for his willingness to work across the aisle, voted to certify the results of the 2020 election and to create a bipartisan Jan. 6 commission that died in the Senate.

Ms. Miller, meanwhile, won...

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From the Left
2022 Elections, Elections, Primaries, Illinois, Colorado, New YOrk

Far-right Rep. Lauren Boebert defeated her more moderate challenger in the Republican primary for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday, NBC News projected.

With virtually all of the expected vote counted, Boebert led state Sen. Don Coram by nearly 30 points.

Boebert, backed by former President Donald Trump, has made a number of inflammatory remarks, and she has positioned herself as one of the most far-right members of Congress — winning herself national attention in the process. Earlier this year, Boebert and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., heckled President Joe Biden at various...

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From the Center

Tuesday’s primaries and runoffs saw the downfall of at least three House incumbents, as well as the limits of top Republicans and Democrats to sway the results of key primary races.

In Colorado, more moderate Republicans beat out candidates who cast themselves as staunch allies of former President Trump in a handful of statewide GOP primaries, though the former president still managed to notch crucial victories in Illinois.

Meanwhile, establishment Democrats in New York cruised to victory over progressive challengers. 

Here are five takeaways from Tuesday’s primaries and runoffs.


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