Results & Poll Closing Times (all times Eastern):
Oklahoma (8 PM) | South Carolina (7 PM) | Utah (10 PM)
7:08 PM PT (David Jarman): CO-04: The AP has called the GOP primary in the 4th for Ken Buck. He's at 45%, with his nearest competition, Scott Renfroe, at 24%. So, given how red the district is, in all likelihood we'll be seeing Ken Buck finally in Congress starting next year.
7:11 PM PT (David Jarman): NY-22: Things keep narrowing in NY-22, where GOP incumbent Richard Hanna now leads Asm. Claudia Tenney only 52-48, with about half of all precincts reporting. (Remember that Hanna still has the Independence Party line, and there's nobody on the Democratic line, so they could face off in November, with the more-moderate Hanna becoming something of a quasi-Dem.)
7:14 PM PT (David Jarman): MS-Sen: Thad Cochran's remarkable rise from the dead continues apace; he's leading Chris McDaniel 51-49, but most of McDaniel's friendlier areas have reported. That's thanks mostly to better turnout in mostly-black areas, and it's worth noting that two mostly black counties, Holmes and Jefferson, are among the few counties where no precincts at all have reported yet. The largest county with zero precincts reporting is mostly-white Pontotoc in the northeast, which was split about 50/50 in the first round.
7:15 PM PT (David Jarman): CO-Gov: We're at 70 percent reporting in the GOP primary, and Bob Beauprez has a decent margin against Tom Tancredo, leading 31-26. Still no call though.
7:16 PM PT (David Jarman): NY-01: We do have a new AP call in the 1st district, though, in favor of Lee Zeldin, who beats George Demos 63-37 for the GOP nod on the far tip of Lawn Guy Land. If Zeldin beats Tim Bishop in this swingy district in November, he'll replace Eric Cantor as the sole Jewish House Republican.
7:18 PM PT (David Jarman): NY-13: About 10 percent of precincts are reporting in the 13th, where it's looking likelier that Charlie Rangel will be retiring two years ahead of schedule. Adriano Espaillat leads 51-42, leading even in the Manhattan as well as Bronx parts of the district.
7:19 PM PT (David Jarman): CO-Gov: And now we do have an AP call in Colorado. Bob Beauprez, still up 31-26 over Tom Tancredo (with 23 for Scott Gessler and 19 for Mike Kopp), will face off against Dem incumbent John Hickenlooper in November.
7:23 PM PT (David Jarman): NY-04: We've been remiss in reporting on the open seat in the the 4th district, but the Dem primary there is a snoozer. Kathleen Rice, Nassau County's DA, was just called the winner by the AP, leading 83-17. However, all the drama's on the GOP side, where everyone has assumed Bruce Blakeman will be the nominee. However, he's barely winning against Frank Scaturro (who's been the nominee for this seat before), only 51-49.
7:27 PM PT (David Jarman): MS-Sen: Things keep looking up for Thad Cochran; with 92% in, he's still up 51-49 but with a more than 4,500 vote margin over Chris McDaniel. All of Pontotoc County (the biggest outstanding county) showed up at once, and it went 54% for Cochran. We're still waiting on 33 precincts in exurban Rankin County (though it's also currently going 54% for Cochran), and 8 precincts in Jones County, where McDaniel is getting 80% of the vote, and he'd better hope there's a lot of people in those precincts.
7:32 PM PT (David Jarman): NY-13: Things just got a lot closer in the 13th; Adriano Espaillat now leads Charlie Rangel only 47-46. Looks like some more Rangel-friendly districts in Harlem came in. (If you want some additional detail, here's an interactive precinct map courtesy of WNYC. Just relying on Bronx vs. Manhattan numbers isn't enough detail, since much of Espaillat's base is in Manhattan too, just further north of Harlem in mostly-Dominican Washington Heights.)