How to follow primary elections in New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Delaware


It’s primary election day in New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Delaware.

With the primary drawing to a close on Tuesday, most eyes will be on New Hampshire as voters decide which Republican will take on Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan in November. The state’s 1st congressional district has a GOP primary in which the nominee will challenge Democratic Rep. Chris Pappas in a key house race this fall.

In addition to both parties selecting a candidate for Rhode Island governor, the race to succeed retiring Democratic Rep. Jim Langevin in the state’s 2nd congressional district is on the ballot.

While Delaware will not hold a congressional or gubernatorial primary, the state will hold local and some lesser-known statewide primary elections.

Here’s everything you need to know:

in the New Hampshire, the highest-profile race will be the GOP primary for the US Senate seat. Don Bolduc, a retired Army Brigadier General, faces Senate President Chuck Morse. Fearing that Bolduc could jeopardize their chances of unseating Hassan, some Republicans poured money into the race to try to bolster Morse. The winner takes on Hassan, who is seeking a second term.

Republicans from Granite State in the 1st District will also pick their nominee, who will face off against Rep. Chris Pappas, who is seeking a third term, in November. Among the top contenders in the crowded elementary school are: Matt Mowers, who worked as a State Department adviser in former President Donald Trump’s administration; Karoline Leavitt, who was deputy press secretary in Trump’s administration; Gail Huff Brown, wife of former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown; and State Assemblyman Tim Baxter.

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in the Rhode Island, there are quite a few area codes, including in the state’s open 2nd congressional district. Democratic Rep. Jim Langevin opened up a competitive Democratic primary for the seat when he announced his resignation in January. Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner raised the largest amount of money in the race but failed to clear the field.

Magaziner faces opposition from several Democrats, including Sarah Morgenthau, who served as director of Peace Corps Response under former President Barack Obama; David Segal, who once served in the state legislature and led a failed race for Congress in 2010; and Joy Fox, who worked as communications director for Langevin and former Gov. Gina Raimondo. The winner will face Republican Allan Fung unopposed in November.

In the Democratic gubernatorial primary, Gov. Dan McKee is seeking his first full term after being named lieutenant governor last year after Gina Raimondo became President Joe Biden’s Secretary of Commerce. McKee faces opposition from some Democrats, including Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea and former CVS President Helena Foulkes. Businesswoman Ashley Kalus is the favorite to win the Republican primary. The last time a Republican won the governorship was in 2002.

You can follow the results on and with our live updates. CNN’s Decision Office will monitor the results and make forecasts accordingly.

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