New York: Florida and New York – the two of the country’s largest states besides Oklahoma are holding their primary elections on Tuesday to choose their nominees for November’s elections.
Polling began in New York at 6 am. Polls close at 7 p.m. in Florida, 8 p.m. in Oklahoma, and 9 p.m. in New York (all times Eastern).
According to CNN, in Florida’s heated race for governor, two Democrats with different profiles — Rep. Charlie Crist and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried — are facing off for the chance to challenge incumbent Republican Ron DeSantis in November.
After redistricting pushed the congressional primaries back, New York voters are casting ballots in several state Senate and US House races, as well as two special elections to fill vacant House seats.
Longtime New York City Reps. Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney are facing each other after the new congressional map placed the two in the same district.
Oklahoma is holding several primary runoffs, including the GOP contest for the special Senate election to replace Sen. Jim Inhofe when he resigns next year.
According to Washington Post, in New York, a major fight over redistricting led to delayed congressional primaries, with some marquee races featuring established Democrats facing off against one another. In Florida, Democrats will pick their nominees to take on Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R) in the fall. And Oklahoma is holding runoff primaries, including one that will set the field for November in a special election to complete the term of retiring Sen. James M. Inhofe (R).
After a redistricting scramble, New York is holding the primary elections today for U.S. House seats, including a battle of longtime Democrats in the 12th District, in New York City.
Just four states remain on the primary calendar — Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Delaware — with contests in September. Louisiana holds its hybrid primaries on Election Day, Nov. 8.
Washington Post has also highlighted some basic things a voter must to know about the today’s elections.
In New York’s 12th District, two powerful Democratic committee chairs, Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn B. Maloney, are facing off against one another.
In New York’s 10th District, a dozen candidates in the Democratic primary are vying for an open seat. They include former House impeachment manager Daniel Goldman and Rep. Mondaire Jones, who moved from another district as part of the redistricting scramble.
In New York’s 23rd District, there is a competitive Republican primary pitting Carl Paladino, a former GOP gubernatorial candidate known for controversial comments, against Nick Langworthy, the state Republican Party chairman.
In Florida, the Democratic gubernatorial primary pits former GOP governor Charlie Crist against a more liberal candidate, Nikki Fried.
In Florida, Rep. Val Demings (D), a former Orlando police chief, is the front-runner in the Democratic field to take on Rubio in November.