WASHINGTON— Few surprises unfolded Tuesday night as voters cast ballots in the last slate of closely watched primary races before November’s midterm elections.
Florida Rep. Charlie Crist will go head-to-head with the state’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis this fall after fending off Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried in the state’s Democratic primary for governor.
Democrats are hoping Crist, a long-time politician who previously served as Florida’s Republican governor before switching his allegiance to the Democratic party, to snuff out DeSantis’ 2024 presidential aspirations early on — or at least deflate them a bit.
Florida Rep. Val Demings will face Sen. Marco Rubio in November, as well, after a landslide Democratic primary victory.
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In New York, Rep. Jerry Nadler prevailed against Rep. Carolyn Maloney after the two high profile Democrats were forced to face off thanks to a state court’s decision to combine their two congressional districts. Both U.S. representatives have nearly 30 years of congressional experience under their belts and staunchly liberal voting records.
New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney narrowly prevailed against state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi in the Democratic primary for U.S. House.
Plus, in selecting Democrat Maxwell Frost as the Democratic nominee for Florida’s 10th U.S. congressional district, Sunshine State voters laid the groundwork for Frost to…