Today's First Read examines losses by two Michigan House incumbent congressmen — Republican Peter Meijer and Democrat Andy Levin. Here’s a look at the results in some of the other key contests, with the projected winners per NBC’s Decision Desk as of 7:00 am ET:
Arizona Governor: The GOP primary between Trump-backed former news anchor Kari Lake and former Arizona Board of Regents member Karrin Taylor Robson is too close to call. Lake is leading with 46% while Robson has nearly 45%. Whoever wins will face Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs in November.
Arizona Senate: Blake Masters, a top associate to billionaire Peter Thiel who had Trump’s endorsement, won the GOP primary to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly. Masters led the crowded field with 39%, with the next closest Republican, energy executive Jim Lamon, garnering 29% of the vote.
Arizona Secretary of State: State Rep. Mark Finchem, an election denier backed by Trump, won the GOP primary for Secretary of State with 41% of the vote. The Democratic primary is too early to call.
Arizona Legislature: State House Speaker Rusty Bowers, who served as a witness in a televised Jan. 6 Committee hearing, lost the GOP primary to Trump-backed state Sen. David Farnsworth. With 57% of the expected vote in, Farnsworth had won 64% of the vote while Bowers had won 36%.
Michigan Governor: Conservative media personality Tudor Dixon won the Republican primary for governor in Michigan with 40% of the vote, beating businessman Kevin Rinke, who won 22% of the vote and chiropractor Garrett Soldano, who won 18% of the vote. Dixon will face Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the fall.
Missouri Senate: State attorney general Eric Schmitt won the GOP primary in Missouri, with over 45% of the vote, beating Rep. Vicky Hartzler, who won 22%, and disgraced former governor Eric Greitens, who won 19% of the vote. Schmitt will face Democrat Trudy Busch Valentine, an heiress to the Anheuser-Busch beer fortune who has also worked as nurse, in November.
Kansas Attorney General: The controversial Kris Kobach has won the primary for attorney general with 42%.
Elsewhere on the campaign trail:
Ohio Senate: The National Republican Senatorial Committee and Republican J.D. Vance are going up with a $1 million ad buy that features Vance’s first ad of the general election, NBC News’ Henry Gomez reports. Vance is also getting outside reinforcements from the GOP-aligned non-profit One Nation — the New York Times reports the group is $3.8 million on ads the next month there.
Illinois Governor: Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker is up with a new spot that includes Republican nominee Darren Bailey saying“The attempted extermination of the Jews of World War II doesn’t even compare on a shadow of the life that has been lost with abortion.”
Kansas-03: Vulnerable Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids launched her first TV ad tracked by AdImpact, and it focuses on lowering gas prices.
Minnesota-02: Asked whether she’d support President Biden running for re-election, Democratic Rep. Angie Craig said she wants a “new generation of leadership.”
New York-12: Both Democratic Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerry Nadler balked at saying whether President Biden should run for re-election during their debate Tuesday night, with Democrat Suraj Patel saying Biden should run again.