Today is primary day in Michigan, Missouri and Kansas. There are several important races taking place in each state. You can find a primer on the big races tonight here.
Polls close in Michigan and Missouri at 8pm eastern and in Kansas at 9pm.
8:00pm – Polls are now closed in Missouri and Michigan but it will probably be about 45 minutes before we start seeing real numbers.
8:20pm – Very first tiny numbers coming in. With 0.2% reporting in MO no surprise Democrat Robin Carnahan has 87% in Dem primary and Roy Blunt is getting 71.8% in Republican primary.
8:35pm – With about 1% reporting in Michigan on the Dem side Virg Bernero 57% – Andy Dillon 42.7%. On the GOP side Pete Hoekstra takes the early lead with 34.1%, Rick Snyder 29.8% and Mike Cox at 25.1%.
8:45pm – In MI-01 with 12% reporting Dan Benishek is looking strong with 43.2% and Jason Allen at 30.6%
8:55pm – In MI Gov with just over 5% reporting, Bernero looks good with 59% to Dillon 41%. On the Republican side Rick Snyder has grabbed the lead as expected with 34.5%, Hoekstra 28.7% and Mike Cox 26.4%.
9:00pm – Polls closed in Kansas. In MI-03 Gop primary with 6.7% Justin Amash gets big early lead 46.6 to Steve Heacock 18.6% and Bill Hardiman 17.1%. And AP officially called MO Dem Senate for Carnahan.
9:10pm – MI-02 is one close contest with 14% reporting. Bill Huizenga has 26.1% Wayne Kuipers 25.8%, Jay Riemersma 23.7% and Bill Cooper 18.8%.
9:16pm – With 5.6% reporting in MO Prop C, the anti-individual mandate is winning huge yes 71.7% no 28.3%. I know turnout is going to be mostly Republican base but the individual mandate is clearly unpopular.
9:23pm – It is shaping up to be a really tight Republican primary to run in the MI-01 district Stupak is leaving. Jason Allen now has the lead 38.6 to Dan Benishek at 38.5.
9:27pm – No surprise Roy Blunt called the winner in MO Sen GOP primary.
9:30pm – Thinks are looking real bad for Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick in MI-13. With 13% in Hansen Clarke leads 49.6 to Kilpatrick’s 32.5%. I guess the sins of the son will fall on the mother this time.
9:40pm – With about 24% reporting in MI Gov it is looking like it will be Dem Virg Bernero vs. Republican Rick Snyder. Synder currently lead in the primary 36 to Hoekstra 27
9:45pm – The GOP battle to see who gets to challenge Ike Skelton in MO-04 is seperated by only a few hundred votes. Vicky Hartzler leads 36.8% to Bill Stouffer 34.5%.
9:50pm – In the Michigan Dem Governor primary Virg Bernero has just been declared the winner over Andy Dillon.
9:55pm – With 15% in the KS GOP Sen primary the race is shockingly close. Jerry Moran 47% – Todd Tiahrt 46.7%.
10:05pm – It looks like freshman Mark Schauer in MI-07 will face Tim Walberg. with half the precincts he leads Brian Rooney 57.8 – 31.9.
10:08pm – Not surprisingly in KS-03 Dem primary Stephene Moore has been declared the winner in her husband’s district.
10:16pm – MI-01 GOP primary with 78.1 reporting Benishek has taken back a tiny lead 29.3% to Allen 37.5%.
10:22pm – Ultra-conservative David Powell tea party fueled anti-Obamacare campaign for the Kansas Insurance Commissioner Republican primary has done fairly well. With 26% reporting incumbent Sandy Praeger leads only 63% to Powell 37%.
10:36pm – The MI GOP governor race has been called for Rick Snyder. Another big victory for an outsider political novice self funded millionaire this cycle.
10:45pm – Tim Walberg was declared winner in MI-07 GOP primary and will take on freshman Dem Mark Schauer.
10:50pm – With just over 50% reporting in KS GOP Sen primary Jerry Moran has a small and growing lead over Todd Tiahrt 48.4-45.8%.
10:58pm – People really don’t like the individual mandate. Prop C in Missouri is winning yes 74.5% to no 25.5%. Who could have thought the government forcing people to buy insurance from the very unpopular private health insurance companies or face a fine would be unpopular.
11:06pm – I can’t understand why it has not been called by in MO-04 Republican Vicky Hartzler will win the right to take on Ike Skelton. Hartzler is beating Stouffer 41-30 with 95% reporting.
11:14pm – MI-01 GOP primary is insanely close with 94.5% reporting. Only 36 votes separate Benishek and Allen. Benishek has the lead.
11:20pm – Kevin Yoder has been declared the winner in the GOP primary in KS-03. He will take on Stephene Moore in what is likely to be a competitive race in the general election.
11:33pm – Weird AP has not called MO-07 GOP primary despite 100% reporting so I will. Billy Long is the winner and almost assured to be the next congressman from this very red district. He has 36.5% compared to Jack Goodman at 29.1%
11:57pm – Ever so slowly Jerry Moran is polling into a lead in the KS GOP Sen race. leading Tiahrt 48.1-46.1.
12:06pm – With 98.5% reporting in Missouri Yes on Prop C wins 71.5%. Democrats were fools to build a health care plan around such a highly unpopular policy. No way a single payer Medicare for All would have been less popular.
12:31pm – The AP just called the Kansas Senate Republican primary for Rep. Jerry Moran. He will face Democrat Lisa Johnston. Moran is hands down the favorite to win in November.
12:39pm – The AP has called Justin Amash the winner in the Republican primary in MI-03. Amash is most likely going to win the general. Club for Growth had a good night tonight with Amash and the likely success of Mike Pompeo KS-04.
12:44pm – Hansen Clarke was just declared the winner in MI-13 Democratic primary. He defeated incumbent Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick.
12:47pm- Speaking of Club for Growth endorsed Mike Pompeo he has just been declared the winner.
Going to bed. MI-13 and KS-04 were among the last important races to be decided tonight so I’m head to bed. The Incredibly close GOP primary in MI-1 where Benishek lead by 39 votes over Allen will likely go to some type of recount.