SENATE: Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman lost to anti-war challenger Ned Lamont. The three-term senator was criticized by some Democrats for supporting the Iraq war and defending President Bush.
Other political news of note
Amid some grumbles, House GOP takes up abortion ban
Amid roiling debates on national security, foreign policy and immigration, the Republican-led House turned its attention Tuesday to social issues, setting a vote on a measure that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
- Biden: White House has not 'given up' on gun control
- Boehner: No immigration bill without GOP majority support
- For Obama, G-8 summit a mixed bag
- Missouri Sen. McCaskill backs Clinton for president in '16
- Amid some grumbles, House GOP takes up abortion ban
GOVERNOR: New Haven Mayor John DeStefano and Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy competed for the Democratic nomination to run against Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell in November. Rell has a 75 percent approval rating and better than 2-to-1 leads over her challengers.
HOUSE: Rep. Cynthia McKinney, who made headlines this year for a scuffle with a U.S. Capitol Police officer, was defeated by Hank Johnson, a former county official, in a runoff for the Democratic nomination.
HOUSE: Six GOP candidates competed to succeed retiring Republican Rep. Joel Hefley, a 10-term veteran. The winner faces Democratic Air Force veteran Jay Fawcett. In another race, three Democrats vied to replace Rep. Bob Beauprez, the Republican nominee for governor.
CONGRESS: Republican Rep. Joe Schwarz has lost his district’s nomination to challenger Tim Walberg.
SENATE: Mike Bouchard, sheriff of Oakland County in suburban Detroit, competed with minister Keith Butler for the GOP nomination. The winner will take on Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow in November.
GOVERNOR: Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Republican multimillionaire Dick DeVos faced no opposition in their primaries.
SENATE: Republican Sen. Jim Talent and Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill, the state auditor, won their party’s primaries.
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