Five states go to the polls today for another round of primaries.
Voters in Minnesota, Georgia, Vermont, Connecticut, and Wisconsin will decide who represents the Democrat and Republican parties in November’s election.
In Minnesota, congresswoman Ilhan Ohmar faces four challengers – all men – for her seat in the 5th District.
Ilhan was elected to Congress as part of the 2018 “Blue Wave” and now campaigns on a progressive platform that includes police reform and immigration reforms for Liberian refugees. She has become a vocal critic – and frequently target of – the current administration.
Her competitors, including Anton Molten-Meaux, have accused her of being more interested in her celebrity than in governance.
The 5th District has been held by democrats for over fifty years; whoever wins today’s primary is likely to win the seat in November.
In Wisconsin’s 5th District, Republicans Scott Fitzgerald and Cliff DeTemple face off to claim the party’s nomination after the retirement of current representative, Jim Sensenbrenner. The winner will face Democratic nominee, Tom Palzewicz.
Down south in Georgia, Republicans square off in two competitive races. Establishment Republicans in the 14th District have rallied behind John Cowen, who is running against Marjorie Taylor Greene. The party has distanced itself from Greene following an offensive video she posted, targeting Muslims, African-Americans, and George Soros.
In the 9th District, establishment Republicans have galvanized behind Andrew Clyde to stop the anti-establishment candidate, Matt Gurtler.
Democrats and Republicans are also competing in Vermont’s at-large congressional district. The state also holds its gubernatorial primaries today. In Connecticut, voters will take to the polls for the final presidential primary of the season.