Rep. Mark Sanford on Tuesday became the second House member to lose renomination, and the South Carolina Republican may not be the last. A few of the more than a half-dozen incumbents who face competitive challenges over the next three months will learn their fates within days.
That includes a couple of New York City showdowns: Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who represents Manhattan’s East Side, faces a contentious and well-funded Democratic primary challenge from first-time candidate Suraj Patel, while an epic Republican matchup between Rep. Dan Donovan and former Rep. Michael Grimm has unfolded in Staten Island.
Also on June 26, GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado, who nearly failed to qualify for the ballot, faces a couple of former Senate contenders.
Later in the summer, Rep. Martha Roby, who took just 39 percent in the primary last week, will face off with former Rep. Bobby Bright in a July 17 Republican runoff in Alabama. Democratic Reps. Al Lawson and Darren Soto of Florida are ones to watch in August, followed by Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano’s challenge from Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley on Sept. 4.
— Kyle Trygstad