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Voters in three states cast primary ballots

President Joe Biden, left, and former President Donald Trump, right. Associated Press

Voters in three states cast primary ballots

Maryland, Nebraska, and West Virginia held their primary elections on Tuesday. Amid several interesting primary races for Congressional seats, Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic President Joe Biden gathered delegates to their party conventions. Among other presidential candidates, Republican Nikki Haley had the strongest showing Tuesday in Maryland, where she gathered about 20 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Associated Press.

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Maryland. Primaries were held for the Democratic and Republican nominations to replace retiring Democratic U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin. Former Governor Larry Hogan beat former state Rep. Robin Ficker for the Republican nomination. Hogan, a vocal Trump critic, was a late entry into the race. Before Hogan’s entry, Ficker had raised more funds than any other Republican in the race. He was also an outspoken Trump supporter. On the Democratic side, a county official named Angela Alsobrooks won the party’s nomination over a handful of contenders. She and Hogan will face off in the November election.

Nebraska. Both Republican U.S. Sens. Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts were on the ballot at the same time and easily advanced over their opposition in the Tuesday primary. Fischer is seeking a third term, while Ricketts is running to complete the remaining two years of former Republican U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse’s term. Sasse resigned in 2023 to become president of the University of Florida.

Republican U.S. Rep. Don Bacon overcame a challenge from Dan Frei. Bacon will face Democratic State Sen. Tony Vargas in the November general election.

West Virginia. Competition is heating up to determine who will fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Democrat Joe Manchin. Republican Gov. Jim Justice won the Republican nomination for the seat over a field of competitors led by U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney. A former billionaire, Justice left the Democratic party for the GOP in 2017. On the Democratic side, Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott beat two other candidates after being endorsed by Manchin. Elliott’s challengers had included Marine Corps veteran Zach Shrewsbury, who had the support of the Progressive Democrats of America.

Travis K. Kircher

Travis is the associate breaking news editor for WORLD.

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