in 2022 midterm primaries in Arizona, Missouri, Kansas, Michigan and Washington

Voting was held in five states on Tuesdayincluding some that were battlegrounds in 2020. – and will be again in 2024. Kansas voters voted Tuesday night to preserve access to abortion, the first time abortion has been tested at the ballot box since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

With former President Donald Trump’s influence looming large in some of Tuesday’s primaries, a A CBS News poll has been released Tuesday showed that for Republicans, Trump’s endorsement is a plus for the candidate, especially among Republicans who say they “always” vote in Republican primaries, most of whom identify as MAGA Republicans.


In Arizona, Trump rallied behind his allies in the Senate, governor and secretary of state races. Arizona has been one of the key battleground states for 2020. went to President Biden. After the election, some Republicans in the state tried to overturn the results, planning to send a list of fraudulent voters supporting Trump to Congress. A college certificate, not Mr. Biden’s winning voters.

In November’s Republican primary against Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, Trump endorsed Blake Masters, who had a comfortable lead in two pre-primary polls. CBS News projects Masters will win their race and face Kelly.

Former TV news anchor Kari Lake and attorney Karrin Taylor Robson competed for governor in a race that echoes the dynamic between Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence, with Trump backing Lake and Pence being term-limited. Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has endorsed Taylor Robson. Last month, Trump and Pence held dueling rallies for Lake and Robson on the same day.

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots during the primary election in Scottsdale, Arizona
Voters wait in line to vote at the Indian Bend Wash Visitor Center during the 2022 primary election in Scottsdale, Arizona. August 2


Trump also endorsed the challenger to the state House speaker Rusty Bowerswhich showed in June a January 6 of the Chamber. committee public hearing and ran for a state Senate seat. CBS News is projecting David Farnsworth, Bowers’ opponent, to defeat Bowers, and Farnsworth had a sizable lead Wednesday morning.

A few days before the primary, The Arizona GOP voted formally distrust Bowers for his testimony, which is the culmination of frustration among many on the far right over Bowers’ former refusal to support Trump-backed attempts to repeal the 2020 presidential election. elections.

This year, Bowers helped block a bill introduced by Secretary of State candidate and current state representative Shawnna Bolick. to enable the legislature chooses its own electors regardless of how the people voted. The former president reprimanded him for his actions and called the chairman “RINO is a coward“.


CBS News predicts that Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who led a packed team, wins the Republican nomination for the open Senate seat in Missouri. Eric Greitens, a former governor who resigned in 2018. and facing domestic violence charges, led early in the race, but two anti-Greitens groups received $11 million.

On the eve of the primaries, Trump issued a kind of endorsement of race, throw your support behind “ERICBoth Eric Schmitt and Eric Greitens were quick to say they won his endorsement.

In Missouri’s 1st Congressional District, incumbent CBS News anchor Cori Bush will win her primary in 2020. left a long-standing position.

Meanwhile, three of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump face primary challengers backed by Trump. Trump took to Truth Social on Tuesday to urge Republican voters to “kick out the slime of impeachment.”


In Michigan, CBS News projects John Gibbs to defeat incumbent Rep. Peter Meijer, one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump. Trump supported Gibbs in the primary, and Gibbs will now face Democratic candidate Hillary Scholten in the general election.

In a statement early Wednesday, Meijer said he was “proud to have remained true to his principles, even when it came at a great political cost.”

In the race for Governor Gretchen Whitmer, CBS News projects Tudor Dixon will win the Republican nomination. Dixon, backed by Trump, was seen by Republican strategists as the strongest candidate for Whitmer. Among the Republicans Dixon defeated was Ryan Kelley, who was arrested in June for his involvement The January 6 attack on the US Capitol building.

“Now we have an opportunity to really hold Gretchen Whitmer accountable for the pain she’s caused each and every one of us over the last three years,” Dixon said at her election night vigil in Grand Rapids, Mich. in the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic.


In Washington, the top two vote-getters advance to the general election, regardless of party. Republicans Jaime Herrera Beutler in the 3rd District and Dan Newhouse in the 4th District face the risk of being shut out by Trump-backed challengers.


Kansas has voted to preserve access to abortion by voting “no” on a proposal to change the state constitution, marking the first time the state has voted on abortion since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Kansas votes to protect abortion rights in state constitution


Kansas Democratic Chairwoman Vicki Hiatt celebrated the victory for abortion access, saying in a statement, “This result confirms what we know to be true: Kansans want common-sense leadership that protects their right to prevent politicians from making health care decisions.”

In 2019, the Kansas State Supreme Court ruled that the right to an abortion is protected by state constitutional law. Voters were deciding whether to allow the Constitution to be amended to allow the legislature to ban abortions.

Below is a complete list of Tuesday’s races and winners when the race is called.

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