or the second round of elections on Tuesday, the first elections since the the landmark case of Roe v. Wade.
In Colorado’s 3rd District, CBS News predicted Rep. Lauren Boebert would win the Republican primary. Boebert, a controversial freshman conservative member of Congress, had the endorsement of former President Donald Trump.
Trump was prominent in the race to become Colorado’s top election official. The current Secretary of State, Jena Griswold, Democrat, is unopposed in her primary. CBS News has projected Pam Anderson to win the Republican nomination for Colorado secretary of state.
Anderson had faced two Republican challengers: Mike O’Donnell and Tina Peters. Asked by the Colorado Sun if the 2020 election was “stolen”, one of the candidates, Peters answered yes.
“This is a personal opinion based on the evidence I have seen and reviewed and based on what I know from our reports. I think there may have been enough fraud that it overturned the election,” she told the newspaper.
Peters was charged earlier this year into a security breach in his county’s electoral system. She was also barred by a judge from overseeing the 2022 Mesa County election in part because of the violation,
One of his opponents, Mike O’Donnell, told the Colorado Sun he couldn’t “say yes or no” to whether the 2020 election was stolen. Anderson, a former Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder and former executive director of the Colorado County Clerks Association, was the only GOP candidate to answer no.
In Illinois, the redistricting has spawned races between incumbents and incumbents. CBS News is projecting that Rep. Sean Casten will win the Democratic nomination, beating a lead challenge from Rep. Marie Newman. Both represented only parts of the newly drawn 6th District, which is considered solidly blue.
Casten’s 17-year-old daughter. In a concession speech, Newman urged the party to come together.
In Illinois’ 15th District, CBS News projected that Representative Mary Miller won the Republican nomination for the House seat. She had Trump’s support run against another incumbent, Rep. Rodney Davis. Davis, who was one of the Republicans to vote to create a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack.
Over the weekend, Miller told a rally – flanked by Trump – that the decision to overthrow Roe was a “Supreme Court victory for white lives”. Her campaign said she misinterpreted the prepared remarks.
Davis relented Tuesday night to Miller, saying he looked forward to “campaigning with all Republicans from top to bottom in Illinois by November to make sure we get our state back and get Congress back.”
Co-chairman of Trump’s 2020 campaign, Davis congratulated Trump and Miller on the victory. He was also one of the Republicans who worked to create an independent commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, though that commission was later dropped and Democrats created a select committee instead.
In the race for governor, CBS projected that incumbent Governor JB Pritzker won the Democratic primary.
In the Republican primary, CBS News projected that Illinois Darren Bailey defeated Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin, who was funded by $50 million from GOP megadonor Ken Griffin. Griffin said he wouldn’t support the Republican nominee if it wasn’t Irvin and criticized Democratic groups for outside spending to boost Bailey. “The unprecedented tens of millions of dollars spent by Pritzker and National Democrats in the Republican primary to avoid facing Richard in the general election demonstrated that he was the right candidate,” Griffin said in a statement. In his concession speech, Irvin said he hoped Pritzker “is wrong in his assessment that he can easily defeat the opponent for whom he has paid tens of millions of dollars.”
In New York, CBS News predicts New York Governor Kathy Hochul will win the Democratic nomination for governor. She had two main challengers: Rep. Tom Suozzi of Long Island and New York public attorney Jumaane Williams.
CBS News predicted that Rep. Lee Zeldin will win the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Zeldin, from East Long Island, faced three challengers, Rob Astrorino, Harry WIlson and Andrew Giuliani, the son of Trump ally Rudy Giuliani.
In Utah, two-term Republican Senator Mike Lee, one of Trump’s closest allies, defeated two main challengers, former state legislator Becky Edwards and businesswoman Ally Isom. Neither voted for Trump, according to the Associated Press. Lee will face independent conservative Evan McMullin in November. The Utah Democratic Party has thrown its support behind McMullin, a longtime Trump critic, rather than fielding its own nominee.
Republican Mike Flood wins a special election for House in Nebraska’s 1st congressional district. Flood will serve the remainder of Rep. Jeff Fortenberry’s term. Fortenberrytwo years probation for lying to federal authorities about an illegal campaign contribution.
Flood defeated Democrat Patty Pansing Brooks in the special election. Both candidates won their respective primaries to seek full terms and will face off in a rematch in November.
Musadiq Bidar contributed to this report.