Biden, Trump Score 3 More Primary Wins

Former Gov. Larry Hogan scores big win in Maryland Senate primary
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 14, 2024 8:00 PM CDT
Updated May 15, 2024 12:00 AM CDT
3 States Hold Primaries
Election workers wait for voters to arrive at Relevant Community Church to vote in the Nebraska primary election, Tuesday, May 14, 2024, in Omaha.   (Nikos Frazier/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Three states held primary elections Tuesday—and the AP called the presidential primary votes in Maryland, Nebraska, and West Virginia for President Biden and Donald Trump soon after polls closed. According to DecisionDeskHQ, Biden has around 70% of the vote in early results from West Virginia, with Jason Palmer, winner of the American Samoa caucuses, in second with around 11.5%. In Maryland, "Uncommitted" has more than 10% of the Democratic vote. In Nebraska, it was Dean Phillips in second place with 10% of the Democratic vote. On the Republican side, Nikki Haley has around 20% of the vote in Maryland in early results, with Trump at 80%. In West Virginia, Haley is at close to 10%; in Nebraska, she is at 18%. In other results:

  • Former Gov. Larry Hogan won the GOP Senate primary in Maryland despite his years-long criticism of Donald Trump. The former two-term governor would be the blue state's first Republican senator in more than four decades, the AP reports. He will face Angela Alsobrooks, who won what Politico refers to as a "messy" Democratic primary in the state. If she wins, the Prince George's County Executive would be the state's first Black senator.

  • In another big Republican Senate primary win, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice defeated US Rep. Alex Mooney in the race to replace Sen. Joe Manchin. With Manchin gone, the seat is almost guaranteed to turn red come November, the AP reports. A former Democrat, Justice switched to the Republican Party in 2017, announcing the change at a Trump rally.
  • Also in West Virginia, Derrick Evans, who served three months in prison for a Capitol riot-related felony, lost a GOP primary to incumbent US Rep. Carol Miller, NBC News reports.
  • In Nebraska, Republican Sens. Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts easily won their primaries in one of the rare occasions when both senators in a state were on the ballot at the same time.
This story has been updated with current results. (More Election 2024 stories.)

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