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Tuesday's Republican primary runoff may be the end of Sen. Thad Cochran's long career.
Tuesday is our last primary night for a while but we're going out with a bang. We have primaries in Colorado, Maryland, New York, and Oklahoma, as well as a major primary runoff in Mississippi (Utah will also hold its primary and South Carolina will have a runoff, but there isn't much to watch in either state). Below is our guide for what to watch arranged by poll closing times. We'll be liveblogging the results at Daily Kos Elections starting at 8 PM ET Tuesday, when polls start to close.

Maryland: Polls close at 8 PM ET.

MD-Gov (D & R): Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley is termed out, and both parties have contested primaries to succeed him. It originally looked like Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown could face a tough challenge in the Democratic primary from Attorney General Doug Gansler. Gansler has raised a credible amount of money, but very little else has gone well for him. Gansler earned some very bad national headlines in October after it emerged that he attended a house party full of drunk high school kids, including his son, and did nothing to stop it. Gansler's other stumbles have not made his job any easier.

While Gansler has hit Brown over his role in the state's bumpy Obamacare rollout, it doesn't seem to be enough. Two recent polls give Brown a commanding lead and it would be a major surprise if he fails to win handily. Del. Heather Mizeur is also in the race and has been doing her best to position herself as an alternative to Brown and Gansler. However, it looks like she's run out of time.  

The Republicans have a tough task if they want to take the governorship in this very blue state. The polls indicate that former state cabinet official Larry Hogan has a clear lead over his main rivals, Harford County Executive David Craig and businessman Charles Lollar. There are plenty of undecideds but Hogan looks like the man to beat.

Head over the fold for more races to watch on Tuesday.

Mississippi: Polls close at 8 PM ET.

MS-Sen (R): For the first time in decades, Sen. Thad Cochran is the underdog heading into an election. In the June 3 primary, Cochran came in slightly behind tea partying state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Because neither candidate won a majority, the two were forced into a runoff. McDaniel and his well-funded allies have continued to use Cochran's long career against him, accusing the senator of not being conservative enough in the Senate. Cochran has worked to portray himself as too vital for Mississippi to lose, while attempting to depict McDaniel as too offensive to be a senator. However, what polling there is mostly shows McDaniel in the lead by varying margins.

The dynamics of the runoff should also favor McDaniel: Turnout is likely to be lower than it was in the first round, with more conservative voters likely to make up a larger share of the vote. Cochran isn't giving up and the first round was close enough that a surprise is possible, but it looks like McDaniel is the frontrunner. The winner will face former Democratic Rep. Travis Childers, who may have an outside shot in November against McDaniel.

Oklahoma: Polls close at 8 PM ET. Note that in any races where no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote, a runoff will be held August 26.

OK-Sen-B (R): Republican Sen. Tom Coburn is retiring early due to health reasons, and a special election is taking place to fill the final two years of his term. Seven Republicans are running, but the main two contenders look like Rep. James Lankford and former state House Speaker T.W. Shannon. Both candidates and their allies have worked hard to portray themselves as the true conservative in the race while casting doubt on their opponent's ideological bona fides. Lankford is a much more establishment-flavored candidate while Shannon has extensive support from outside tea party groups. However, Lankford also has important ties to religious conservatives.

Lankford leads in what polling there is, but he does not appear to be close to the 50 percent plus one vote he would need to avoid a runoff. The sheer amount of candidates may prevent either Lankford or Shannon from winning outright: Former state Sen. Randy Brogdon is the longest of long-shots but he may have enough support to force a runoff. Still, with little polling and many undecideds, this race looks unpredictable.

OK-05 (R): Six Republicans are running to succeed Lankford in this conservative Oklahoma City-area seat. However, state Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas and wealthy state Rep. Mike Turner have spent far more than any of their opponents and look likely to advance to a runoff. Also running are former state Rep. Shane Jett; state Sen. Clark Jolley; former state Sen. Steve Russell; and minister Harvey Sparks.  

Colorado: Polls close at 9 PM ET.

CO-Gov (R): Four Republicans are competing to take on Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper. There is very little polling here, but the frontrunners look like former Reps. Bob Beauprez and Tom Tancredo. Both former congressmen have a losing gubernatorial bid under their belt: Beauprez lost to Democrat Bill Ritter 57-40 in 2006, while Tancredo ran as an independent in 2010 due to a very strange set of circumstances.

Democrats are hoping that Tancredo will prevail: While Beauprez has his own flaws, Tancredo is seen as much more extreme and an easier target in the general. A Democratic group has been running ads attempting to paint Tancredo as the more conservative candidate in order to help him win his primary. Beauprez and his allies have tried to use this to their advantage in order to argue that Beauprez is the guy that Democrats fear. Also running are Secretary of State Scott Gessler and former state Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp. With so little polling it's possible Gessler could sneak through, though he doesn't seem to have the name recognition or resources of either Beauprez or Tancredo.

CO-04 (R): Republican Rep. Cory Gardner is leaving his safely red eastern Colorado seat to run for the U.S. Senate, and four Republicans are trying to take his place. Former Weld County DA and 2010 Senate nominee Ken Buck switched races with Gardner and initially looked like the frontrunner. However, state Sen. Scott Renfroe has used his personal funds to outspend Buck and he looks like Buck's main foe.

Steve Laffey, a former mayor of Cranston (Rhode Island) who ran for the Senate in the Ocean State in 2006, is also in. Laffey has used his personal funds to outspend everyone else, but without a clear base in the district he may have a tough time catching on. Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer rounds out the field but she has raised and spent very little.    

CO-05 (R): Four-term Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn faced a tough primary challenge in 2012 against a self-funding candidate, and his 62-38 victory was not particularly overwhelming. This time Lamborn faces a familiar foe in retired Air Force Major General Bentley Rayburn. The two faced off in 2006 and 2008, with Rayburn coming in third both times.

Neither candidate has spent much, with Lamborn outspending Rayburn $105,000 to $52,000 in the lead-up to the primary. While Rayburn does not look like a particularly serious challenge, Lamborn's 2012 race (as well as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's shocking defeat two weeks ago) gives the incumbent reason to at least take this contest seriously.

New York: Polls close at 9 PM ET. Note that only Federal primaries will be held on Tuesday: Primaries for state level offices like governor and state legislature will be held September 9. Because what's an unnecessary extra election day between friends?

To help you follow along with the Empire State's Congressional races, we've included this interactive map below. You can find our interactive Congressional maps for all 50 states here.

NY-01 (R): Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop looks vulnerable in his very swingy eastern Long Island district, and two Republicans are trying to take him on. Wealthy attorney George Demos is making his third bid for this seat, but he burned his share of bridges during his last two runs: One Republican memorably called Demos "as welcome in CD 1 as head lice." Most of the party establishment is behind state Sen. Lee Zeldin, who has experience winning in blue territory.

Demos has outspent Zeldin $945,000 to $393,000, but Zeldin and his allies are working hard to paint Demos as insufficiently conservative. In response, Demos is rolling out former Gov. George Pataki and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to defend him. Either candidate will likely give Bishop a challenging race, though the incumbent has proven to be a tough target.

NY-04 (D): Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy is retiring from her Democratic-leaning western Long Island seat. The Democratic establishment quickly consolidated behind Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. Nassau County legislative Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams is challenging Rice in the primary, but he faces long odds. Rice has outspent Abrahams $469,000 to $98,000, and it would be a massive surprise if she fell short. The winner will be favored against former Republican county legislator Bruce Blakeman in this 56-43 Obama seat.

NY-13 (D): Longtime Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel has not had an easy few years. His financial dealings earned him a censure from the House in 2010, and redistricting and changing demographics have left him more vulnerable at home. Rangel narrowly defeated state Sen. Adriano Espaillat in the 2012 primary 44-42, and Espaillat is seeking a rematch.

Rangel is running for one final term but many former allies are backing Espaillat instead of waiting for the congressman to leave. Rangel sparked controversy at a recent debate when he asked what his opponent has done other than "say he's a Dominican." Making things even more difficult for Rangel is the presence of minister Michael Walrond on the ballot: While Walrond is very unlikely to win, he could take enough of Rangel's African-American base to cost the incumbent.

However, all is not lost for Rangel. He has outspent Espaillat $396,000 to $246,000, and he retains the backing of former President Bill Clinton. A Siena College poll gave Rangel a hefty 47-34 lead, indicating that he's favored to win one more time. There are no other public polls to confirm this, and Siena does not have the best track record, so we'll need to wait until election night to see how this unfolds.

NY-21 (R): Democratic Rep. Bill Owens is leaving behind this Upstate swing district, and two Republicans are facing off to succeed him. Attorney Matt Doheny narrowly lost to Owens in 2010 and 2012 and is hoping that his third time will be a charm. Standing in his way is former Bush Administration staffer Elise Stefanik.

While Stefanik has been outspent, she is receiving extensive support from American Crossroads, a well-funded group run by fellow Bush White House alumni Karl Rove. For the first time Crossroads has attacked a fellow Republican, hitting Doheny as insufficiently conservative and as a two-time loser. Doheny is firing back, portraying Stefanik as a carpetbagger. The winner will face Democrat Aaron Woolf, a documentary filmmaker.

NY-22 (R): Sophomore Republican Rep. Richard Hanna is one of the few moderates left in his caucus. Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney is running against Hanna from the right, hoping that his apostasies will be too much for voters.

Hanna has wasted little time in portraying himself as the true conservative in the race, and he has received air support from American Unity, a group dedicated to elected pro-same-sex marriage Republicans. Tenney has spent far less than Hanna and she has not received any real help from outside conservative groups. Tenney may be able to pull off an upset, but it looks like Hanna and his allies are several steps ahead of her.

If Tenney does win on Tuesday, this will set up a very unusual general election. Hanna will be on the ballot in November on the Independence Party line, and with no Democrat running could can conceivably run as the de facto Democrat. Romney only narrowly won this district and Hanna is very wealthy, and he could make this an interesting match.  

Other races:

Congress: A special election will be held in Florida's 19th Congressional District to replace disgraced former Rep. Trey Radel. Not much drama is expected: Romney won this seat 61-39, and Republican businessman Curtis Clawson is the heavy favorite.

Other statewide races: Maryland will have a competitive Democratic primary for attorney general. The candidates are Del. Jon Cardin (the nephew of Sen. Ben Cardin); state Sen. Brian Frosh; and Del. Aisha Braveboy. Team Blue has held this seat for nearly a century and is heavily favored to keep it in November.

In Oklahoma, state Superintendent of public education Janet Barresi faces two fellow Republicans in her primary, with four Democrats also competing. There's also a Republican race for state Corporate Commissioner.

In South Carolina, two familiar names are facing off in the Republican runoff for lieutenant governor. Mike Campbell is the son of former Gov. Carroll Campbell, while Henry McMaster is a former attorney general and 2010 gubernatorial candidate. In the other Republican runoff, the once low-key contest for state Super Nintendo superindependent of education has also taken a turn for the bizarre. Sally Atwater, the widow of the infamous political operative Lee Atwater, made national news for a very strange interview. A lawsuit also alleges that Atwater shoved a special needs child. She faces former state Rep. Molly Spearman on Tuesday.  

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 07:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by Maryland Kos and Daily Kos.

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  •  Tip Jar (17+ / 0-)

    Contributing Editor, Daily Kos Elections. 24, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-02 (resident).

    by Jeff Singer on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 07:00:19 AM PDT

  •  I live in New York (0+ / 0-)

    How come I haven't gotten a single piece of mail or email about today's primaries? I don't even know if any primary is being run in my districts for the various offices, but I'm guessing not.

    Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

    by MichaelNY on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 07:52:58 AM PDT

  •  super independent of education? (0+ / 0-)

    is that another joke, or a typo?

    NH-01. First time living in NH, waiting for the candidates to start a courting.

    by DougTuttle on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 08:10:46 AM PDT

  •  Let's see about predictions (3+ / 0-)
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    GoUBears, pollbuster, ColoTim

    MD-Gov (D):
    Brown - 42%
    Gansler - 28%
    Mizeur - 24%

    MD-Gov (R):
    Hogan - 45%
    Craig - 33%
    Lollar - 18%

    MD-AG (D):
    Frosh - 42%
    Cardin - 38%
    Braveboy - 20%

    MS-Sen:
    McDaniel - 53%
    Cochran - 47%

    OK-Sen-B:
    Lankford - 48%
    Shannon - 39%
    Brogdon - 13%

    CO-Gov:
    Tancredo - 36%
    Beauprez - 33%
    Gessler - 23%
    Kopp - 7%

    NY-01:
    Zeldin - 55%
    Demos - 44%

    NY-13:
    Rangel - 43%
    Espaillat - 39%
    Walrond - 14%

    NY-21:
    Stefanik - 60%
    Doheny - 40%

    NY-22:
    Tenney - 52%
    Hanna - 47%

    Pragmatic progressive. Oregonian, Cascadian, and American. Keeper of the DKE glossary.

    by SaoMagnifico on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 08:26:52 AM PDT

  •  Downballot in MD... (1+ / 0-)
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    You have MD-AG (D) - By everything I'm seeing it appears to have significantly tightened between Del Jon Cardin (Ben Cardin's nephew), State Senator Frosh (endorsed by WaPo and BaltSun) and Del Aisha Braveboy, who was trailing significantly when the last poll came out a few weeks ago. Cardin's gotten a load of negative press in recent weeks. Also you can't beat the mustache Frosh has

    WaPo wanted a significant portion of the PG delegation to Annapolis defeated when they did their local endorsements

    In Montgomery County, the election for executive pits current 3-term incumbent Leggett, against former executive Duncan and Councilmember Andrews. Duncan's signs are littered across the county and he's got significant name recognition.

    You have a number of state house and senate races in the solidly blue territory that are competitive that have no effect on November, but are interesting ideological contests

    21, Fierce Democrat; Borderline socialist. MD-8 (Home), MD-5 (School)

    by JZTess on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 08:37:18 AM PDT

    •  Leggett (0+ / 0-)

      To quibble, Ike Leggett was first elected in 2006, so he is finishing his second term, not third.

    •  Very few Duncan signs in Rockville/Bethesda (0+ / 0-)

      Don't know what you have seen and where, but I haven't seen more than 1 or 2 Duncan signs over the past 4 months.  A few Leggetts. A few Andrews.

      Duncan's adrift.  His time has long passed.  He left a terrible mess in Clarksburg (multiple development scandals).  Was always in the developer's back pockets.  Spent like a drunken sailor.

      He has had about 10 jobs in the past 10 years since he left.

      Andrews is the right combo of integrity -- not taking money from developers or unions (like Leggett-stale after 2 terms and abrupt about faces on spending)--and Andrews is progressive, with environmentally friendly but fiscally responsible policies.

      •  Yard/lawn signs (1+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY

        So what?  I'm not advocating for or against any candidate here, but as has often been said at DKE, signs do not equal votes (especially as they're mostly in front of public places and roads), and don't tell you shit about who's most likely to win.

        38, MD-8 (MD-6 after 2012) resident, NOVA raised, Euro/Anglophile Democrat

        by Mike in MD on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 11:59:21 AM PDT

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        •  Going by the yard signs in Mount Washington (0+ / 0-)

          Heather is going to win in a landslide.  Go a half mile over to the Orthodox neighborhoods, and all you see is Gansler signs.  Poor Anthony Brown doesn't have a chance.

          "Corporations exist not for themselves, but for the people." Ida Tarbell 1908.

          by Navy Vet Terp on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 02:49:33 PM PDT

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  •  The New York Congressional map (1+ / 0-)
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    was drawn by the courts following Cuomo's reneging on his promise for a fair and revamped redistricting process. The state Assembly and Senate maps were left in the hands of their respective chambers which is clear to see in how incredibly badly drawn (gerrymandered) they are. While the Democratic Assembly and Republican (sort of) Senate were unable to agree on a congressional map. This left the map in the hands of the court who brought in an expert demographer to draw the maps.

    While Democrats can argue that the map should have been drawn friendlier to Democrats, the fact is that portions of the state are Republican friendly and this map clearly shows compact, contiguous districts with the only odd shapes coming in NYC where they are the result of ethnic district drawing to reflect diversity and maximize Asian, Hispanic, and African-American representation.

    The districts I drew differed from these a bit but I really can't argue with these as a fair representation of the states demographics.

    Would that all states had been drawn this way.

    "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

    by Andrew C White on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 09:23:44 AM PDT

  •  Predictions (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    MD-Gov: Brown beats Gansler and Mizeur handily with about 48%. Hogan gets the R nomination fairly easily as well.

    MS-Sen: McDaniel beats Cochran 55-45

    OK-Sen: Lankford leads Shannon 45-39, leads to a runoff.

    OK-05: Douglas and Turner advance to runoff, both getting about 22%

    CO-Gov: Tancredo edges Beauprez

    CO-04: I predict a Buck win here.

    CO-05: Given what happened in VA-07, no one can safely predict the outcome here, but I'll say Lamborn wins barely.

    NY-01: Zeldin wins 56-44 over Demos.

    NY-04: Rice beats Abrahams 60-40

    NY-13: I still think this race is closer than polling would indicate, 45-43, Rangel wins.

    NY-21: Doheny wins barely over Stefanik

    NY-22: Hanna beats Tenney 53-47

    18 year old gay Democrat living bright blue in deep red SC-04 (Gowdy). "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one." - John Lennon

    by SCDem4 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 10:30:50 AM PDT

  •  NY-22 chances (2+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, petral

    I would be surprised if Tenney won.  She's run a pretty bad campaign all things considered and I really question the impact of people coming out in the last week like Santorum/Hannity/Malkin.  It's gonna come down to turnout.  If turnout is low (15-30,000) then Tenney has a decent shot at winning.  If turnout is high (30,000+) then Hanna wins.  Right now I'd say Likely Hanna (probably wins 55-60%) unless turnout is low then Toss-up/slight Tenney.

  •  Please don't make the same mistake that the (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    JanetT in MD, Navy Vet Terp

    mainstream media has--that the Maryland Governor Democratic primary is a race between Brown and Gansler.

    Mizeur has been running a great grass roots campaign and when I phone banked a got some good response for her.  Her supporters are very enthusiastic unlike Brown's.

    I think that she will beat Gansler.  Whether she has enough support to overtake Brown is the question.  

    But please don't call the race as over yet.  It would be great to have a progressive governor.  

  •  And in Colorado, your republican (0+ / 0-)

    choices are has beens between racist Tom Tancredo and Bob Beaupre for governor.  God help us all if either one of these washed up politicians makes it to the Governor's mansion.

    •  Sitting Democratic Governor Hickenlooper came out (0+ / 0-)

      with a kind of unusual statement at a meeting of the state sheriff's departments last week saying he wished he'd never have signed a certain piece of legislation and he hadn't meant to at all but one of his aides made a promise he had to back up and besides  he thought the legislation would never pass and with new information he has gotten he now realizes it was the wrong thing to do.

      “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

      by ban nock on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 09:01:55 AM PDT

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      •  And that was legalized cannabis? (1+ / 0-)
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        ban nock

        If that was it, he didn't have a choice, it was a Constitutional Amendment. The Hick made his fortune as a manufacturer and distributor of the most dangerous drug in America. He's a hypocrite of the highest order. I won't send him any money, and I may not vote for him except he will be running against some lunatic.

        "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

        by shmuelman on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 03:12:03 PM PDT

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        •  Sorry - it was gun control. He and every Dem in (1+ / 0-)
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          ban nock

          State Colorado needs to stay away from gun control. Because you start with banning guns and you end up banning abortion instead when Ken Buck or Tom Tancredo get elected. I know it is an unpopular position here, but I don't want to end up with a government like Wisconsin.

          "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

          by shmuelman on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 03:15:01 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

        •  at one time I knew when a liquor license was (0+ / 0-)

          going to become available, for a liquor store in the mountains, only store for miles. I decided not to make an offer because I just couldn't see selling that drug.

          “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

          by ban nock on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 04:29:15 PM PDT

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  •  Chuck Todd was in vapors over Thad Cochran's (0+ / 0-)

    Cash position.

      As if he completely forgot Cantor's defeat.

    I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

    by JML9999 on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 08:35:18 AM PDT

  •  Last time a Republican was elected MD AG (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Navy Vet Terp, MichaelNY

    was 1919. Republicans also gained control of the MD legislature. This was a harbinger of the nationwide disaster that Democrats would face in 1920.

    That same election, Conservadem Albert Ritchie only defeated Republican Harry Nice by 165 votes. (Nice would defeat Ritchie in 1934 after Ritchie opposed the New Deal -- where else was an incumbent Democratic governor defeated by a Republican in 1934!)

  •  how (2+ / 0-)
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    charliehall2, MichaelNY

    How is it possible that there is no Dem running for a congressional seat?  First off--it's NEW YORK--secondly--there is a state and national party that concedes defeat--finally--there are Dems in the district, no body cares about their wants and needs.  Running and losing is better than hiding.

    If Tenney does win on Tuesday, this will set up a very unusual general election. Hanna will be on the ballot in November on the Independence Party line, and with no Democrat running could can conceivably run as the de facto Democrat.

    Actions speak louder than petitions.

    by melvynny on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 08:37:32 AM PDT

  •  the moonshine has obviously gotten the better (0+ / 0-)

    of mr. cochran...he can now peacefully retire w/ his swiss-cheese brain

  •  MD Gansler (2+ / 0-)
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    JanetT in MD, MissyH

    If all you knew about Gansler in Maryland was his radio and tv ads, you would think he is a Republican.  My vote goes to our progressive woman Mizeur.

  •  Well, aside from the simple fact that it's (0+ / 0-)

    already the ANTI-21st Century, Teabaghead/Republican, Corey Gardner, who wants to make ANY AND ALL abortions - NO EXCEPTIONS, not even for rape or incest - into Federal Felonies, up to, and including if possible, 1st Degree Homicide, with a death penalty for BOTH the woman and any Doctor who might dare to perform one vs. Colorado's sensible, intelligent, thoughtful, and excellently performing Democratic Party Senator, Mark Udall, most of the rest of it, out hyar in Injun Fightin' Country Cowlorado, is up for grabs.

    The Teabaghead/Republicans have a wide range of Kooks, Klucks, and Kranks from which to choose, including a couple of the more spectacular failures in office before, who insist that they ought to be able to do it all over again, in hopes of different results.  But, that's to be expected; since there's really no one else left for them to run.  And, of course, one can always hope . . . .

  •  I listened to a story about the OK senate primary (1+ / 0-)
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    bartcopfan

    to replace Coburn on All Things Considered yesterday.  From listening to the voters that they interviewed, boy, they buy everything that Fox News says, hook, line, and sinker.  They are convinced that President Obama is a dictator, that he invited a bunch of 6-year-old Central Americans to cross the border, and that undocumented immigrants are spreading diseases in Oklahoma.  Oklahoma Republicans really will elect the crazy candidate that they deserve.

    •  Sad, but true. (1+ / 0-)
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      Miggles
      Oklahoma Republicans really will elect the crazy candidate that they deserve.
      As my wife says, today (OK primary election day) can't get here soon enough. The larger DK community might find it of interest that several candidates advertising on TV for various offices have called their fellow/sister Republican't opponents (closed primaries here, BTW--yea!) "liberal", thus completing its equation in the lizard mind to "evil".

      Regarding the Joklahoma US Senate seat, I am somewhat curious to see which version of christofascist OK Republican't will win out--the Teabagger of Color (I must say I'm unsure as to the etiquette of a white guy (me) calling a black man (Shannon) an Uncle Tom--[SERIOUS QUESTION:] is that overstepping a bound? I'll guess that it is. Either way, rest assured that T.W. Shannon will press no issue in opposition to his Teabag & Corporate Overlords) or the white guy who'll vote identically.

      I think it'll come down to whether they feel the need/generosity for a fig leaf, or prefer their racism neat. And I really can see it going either way.

      "Push the button, Max!" Jack Lemmon as Professor Fate, The Great Race

      by bartcopfan on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 09:37:43 AM PDT

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  •  NY-07 has a primary too (3+ / 0-)
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    OLinda, charliehall2, MichaelNY

    I predict .... Velazquez.
    It's low key. But for anyone who lives in the district, please take the time to vote.

  •  NY-21. If I was or were smarter (0+ / 0-)

    I would have changed my voter registration from Libtard to TeaBagger earlier this year so I could vote today.  Dammit.  Should Beltway wonkette Stefanic win up here in NY-21 (just south of Canada) - and the betting money is on her - then we Libs have our work cut out to get Woolf elected.  I would have supported and voted for Doheny in hopes that he won the Primary so I could just kick back in the Barcolounger.  Alas... now I gotta get off my fat deadbeat ass and GOTV for Woolf.  (still waiting for that beachside retirement).

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    by winkk on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 09:59:38 AM PDT

  •  I'd laugh if Cochran was somehow able to get (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    petral, pademocrat

    large numbers of black voters to turnout for a midterm primary, because that would be just Democrats' luck, after so many years of failing to get our vote to turn out when it's not a presidential race.

  •  Cory Gardner (1+ / 0-)
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    is a dangerous RWNJ who lurves him some "personhood".

  •  Mike Turner... Oklahoma 5th (0+ / 0-)

    This guy is an adult frat boy... and he eats his own boogers:
    http://www.thelostogle.com/...

  •  My Predictions (0+ / 0-)

    MD-Gov (D):
     Brown - 50%
     Gansler - 25%
     Mizeur - 24%

    MS-Sen:
     McDaniel - 52%
     Cochran - 48%

    OK-Sen-B:
     Lankford - 47%
     Shannon - 43%
     Brogdon - 10%

    CO-Gov:
     Tancredo - 35%
     Beauprez - 30%
     Gessler - 25%
     Kopp - 9%

    NY-01:
     Zeldin - 58%
     Demos - 41%

    NY-13:
     Espaillat - 42%
     Rangel - 40%
     Walrond - 18%

    NY-21:
     Stefanik - 55%
     Doheny - 45%

    NY-22:
     Hanna - 54%
     Tenney - 46%

    24, Male, CA- 12 currently. LA-02 & TX-08 originally, SSP: sschmi4

    by Stephen Schmitz on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 01:18:23 PM PDT

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