Voters Take To The Polls For Primaries In Five States

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Primaries will be held today in five states – Colorado, Illinois, New York, Oklahoma, and Utah –  to determine who will be on the ballot in November.

Primaries will be held today in five states – Colorado, Illinois, New York, Oklahoma, and Utah –  to determine who will be on the ballot in November.

In New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, is running to become the first woman governor elected to the office. Hochul had previously served as Lt. Governor under Andrew Cuomo, becoming governor after his resignation in 2021.

Hochul is being challenged for her party’s nomination by U.S. Representative Tom Suozzi and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. NPR reports that Hochul currently leads in funding, with over $30 million raised toward her campaign. 

Four candidates are on the ballot in the Republican primary to challenge the Democratic nominee, including Andrew Giuliani, the son of former mayor Rudy Giuliani. 

In Colorado, far-right Representative Lauren Boebert faces off against challenger Don Coram. Although Boebert has outraised Coram in funds, Coram does have the support of many Democrats looking to oust Boebert and restore a more moderate approach to politics, the New York Times reports

Voters in both Illinois and Utah will nominate their parties’ candidates for two House seats.

In Oklahoma, both Senate seats are up for grabs following the resignation of Republican Senator Jim Inhofe, which he announced in February. The current frontrunner to replace him for the Republican nomination is U.S. Representative Markwayne Mullin, who faces off against 12 other candidates. 

The Republican nominee will go on to face three challenges in November, The Oklahoman reports: Democrat Kendra Horn, Libertarian Robert Murphy, and Independent Ray Woods. 


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