AL-02: It’s a 2010 flashback in southeastern Alabama. Rep. Martha Roby (R) will face former Rep. Bobby Bright (R), whom she ousted in 2010 when he was a Democrat. Roby took 39 percent to Bright’s 28 percent, as of Wednesday morning, in the five-way race. The GOP primary runoff is July 17. (Alabama Secretary of State)
IOWA: Democrats easily avoided conventions in their two targeted House districts. State Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D) won the primary to face Rep. Rod Blum (R-01) with 67 percent of the vote. Former congressional Thomas Heckroth (D) took second with 19 percent.
Businesswoman Cindy Axne (D) will take on Rep. David Young (R-03). She received 58 percent to baseball coach Eddie Mauro’s (D) 26 percent and former Bernie Sanders staffer Pete D’Alessandro’s (D) 16 percent. (Iowa Secretary of State) Iowa has never had a Democratic congresswoman.
MS-03: Madison and Rankin County District Attorney Michael Guest (R) and Baptist Health Foundation President Whit Hughes (R) will advance to a June 26 runoff for retiring Rep. Gregg Harper’s (R) seat. The district leans heavily Republican and the winner will be favored to win in November. (Jackson Clarion Ledger)
MONTANA AT-LARGE: Former state Rep. Kathleen Williams (D) won a close primary battle to take Rep. Greg Gianforte (R) in the state’s lone congressional seat with 34 percent of the vote, as of Wednesday morning. Attorney John Heenan (D) took 32 percent and former land-trust director Grant Kier (D) got 24 percent. (Montana Secretary of State)
NEW MEXICO: Former state Democratic Party Chairwoman Deb Haaland won the nomination for Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s (D-01) Democratic-leaning seat and is likely to be the first Native American woman in Congress. She took 41 percent of the vote. Former federal prosecutor Damon Martinez (D) took 26 percent and law professor Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (D) got 21 percent.
In Pearce’s district, water attorney Xochitl Torres Small (D) will face state Rep. Yvette Herrell (R). President Trump won this district by 10 points. (New Mexico Secretary of State)
NEW JERSEY: It was a good night for the DCCC, which saw all four of their preferred candidates sail through primaries. Former State Department officials Andy Kim (D) and Tom Malinowski (D) will face Reps. Tom MacArthur (R-03) and Leonard Lance (R-07), respectively. In open the NJ-11, ex-Navy helicopter pilot Mikie Sherrill (D) will face state Assemblyman Jay Webber (R). In the open NJ-02, state Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D) will face former Atlantic County Freeholder Seth Grossman (R).
Meanwhile, attorney John McCann (R) beat former Bogota Mayor Steve Longean (R) to take on Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-05). (Hotline reporting)
SOUTH DAKOTA-AT LARGE: Former gubernatorial chief of staff Dusty Johnson (R) easily won the House GOP primary and is heavily favored to replace Rep. Kristi Noem (R). He received 47 percent of the vote. Secretary of State Shantel Krebs (R) took 29 percent and state Sen. Neal Tapio (R) took 24 percent. (South Dakota Secretary of State)