December 1, 2022
New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Delaware

The final primaries of the 2022 election cycle took place on Tuesday, as New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Delaware voters went to the polls.

According to the pool report, President Joe Biden went to Delaware on Tuesday afternoon to vote. There is only one competing race in Delaware – the state auditor. Current Kathleen K. McGuinness faces Lydia York, the primary challenger for the Democratic nomination. McGuinness was convicted in July of three counts of public corruption related to the hiring of his daughter. A judge later dismissed a conviction.

But all eyes were on New Hampshire, where Republicans are competing To take on incumbent Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan. The Republican primary is centered around two candidates: New Hampshire Senate President Chuck Morse and veteran Don Bolduc.

Democrats see Bolduc as the preferred candidate against Hassan, as their more extreme stance On the 2020 election,”get rid ofFrequent criticism of the FBI and of the popular liberal GOP Governor Chris Sununu. Sununu has supported Morse and called Bolduc a “conspiracy theorist.”

Sununu had announced earlier this year that he would not run for the Senate.

Sen. Maggie Hassan, Don Bolduc and Chuck Morse

AP Photo/Ivan Vucci, AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, AP Photo/Marie Schwalm

Bolduc has been the frontrunner and was leading by more than 20 points in a University of New Hampshire poll that came out in late August. Former President Trump did not endorse any candidate.

Democratic Senate Majority PACs Have Spent Millions Broadcasting An advertisement Criticizing Morse, calling him “another despicable politician” and saying Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “Washington establishment” is going “all in” for Morse.

on the opposite side, a group that has relationship with McConnellAccording to the New Hampshire union-leader, White Mountain PACs have spent millions on ads for Bolduc’s removal. The GOP Senate Leadership Fund is also active in this race, but is focused on the general election in November. The group has committed $23 million for commercials against Hassan, which aired on the primary day.

Hassan, a former governor, was first elected in 2016 flipping the seat of Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, one of only two Democratic flips in that cycle. Hillary Clinton won the state by just over one point in 2016, and although Trump aggressively targeted it in 2020, the state went with 7 points for Biden in 2020.

In New Hampshire’s First District, Representative Chris Pappas is being challenged by former Trump aide Carolyn Levitt, Matt Mavers, who is backed by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Gail Huff Brown, wife of former Massachusetts Liberal GOP Sen. Scott Brown. Is. ,

Republicans are also facing off to see who will challenge Democratic Rep. Annie Custer of New Hampshire’s second congressional district in November. Sununu has supported Keane Mayor George Hansel. One of his opponents, Bob Burns, is Benefiting from Democratic Spending, another example of Democrats wanting to support a candidate they think will be easy to lose in a general election. “Meet Bob Burns, the ultra-conservative candidate for Congress.” an ad says From the group “Democrats Serve”.

In Rhode Island, Democratic Governor Dan Mackie, who took office after then-Gov. Gina Raimondo left for her White House position as commerce secretary, with four primary challengers. One August WPRI Polling He led the pack, but by only 3 points.

There is also a crowded Democratic primary to fill the seat of retired Second District Democratic Representative Jim Langevin. The winner will face Republican Alan Fung, the former mayor of Cranston, Rhode Island, a candidate the National Republican believes will make the race competitive.

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