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Primaries live updates Voters in four states, including Wisconsin and Minnesota, to choose nominees for November

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes (D) is heavily favored to win the Senate nomination and face Sen. Ron Johnson (R) in one of the most competitive races in the country. In Vermont, the retirement of Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) creates a rare open seat and voters there are selecting nominees, with Rep. Peter J. Welch likely to win. In Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District, voters have a twofold assignment: choosing a successor to congressman Jim Hagedorn, who died in February of kidney cancer, and selecting nominees for the November general election. Connecticut Republicans are selecting a challenger to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D), who is favored to capture a third term.

Tim Michels, a longtime GOP donor and construction executive, is one of several GOP candidates vying for the party’s nomination for Wisconsin governor. Michels is locked in a tight race with former Wisconsin lieutenant governor Rebecca Kleefisch, who has the support of Pence and Walker. Both candidates falsely claim that the 2020 election was rigged, but Michels has largely dodged reporters and skipped a June debate that he knew would center largely on election issues. The winner of the Republican primary will advance to the general election to face Gov. Tony Evers, who is seeking reelection to his second term, in November. In June last year, YouTube suspended Johnson for a week after he shared a clip touting the supposed benefits of hydroxychloroquine in fighting covid-19 in fighting.

Former Wisconsin lieutenant governor Rebecca Kleefisch is one of several candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Wisconsin governor Tuesday. The winner of Tuesday’s Republican primary will face Gov. Tony Evers (D) who is seeking reelection to his second term. Vermont stands alone as the only state that has never sent a woman to Congress in the state, and that seat is open this November. On Tuesday, two Democratic women are campaigning for their party's nomination for the Democratic nomination for Vermont's congressional seat, which is likely to be open in November. Read more from CNN Do you know someone who voted Republican? Share it with us on Facebook and Twitter

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D), 70, is running for reelection to his second term. Republicans are favored to win the special election for the U.S. House seat in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District. The midterm elections in Wisconsin, a key swing state, are being closely watched as a bellwether for 2024. Joe Biden won the state in 2020 by nearly 21,000 votes, four years after Donald Trump also narrowly won it. The 2020 outcome has been upheld in two partial recounts, a nonpartisan audit, a review by a conservative law firm and multiple lawsuits by pro-Trump Republicans seeking to overturn the results. The Republican who wins the primary is expected to face state Rep. Tim Michels, a former state lawmaker

Wisconsin Republicans could nominate election deniers as their candidates for governor and secretary of state. Minnesota Republicans could also nominate someone who was at the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, to Congress. Themis Klarides is seeking the Republican nomination in the race to represent Connecticut in the U.S. Senate. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is a stalwart of the Senate Judiciary Committee after serving for some 20 years at Connecticut’s attorney general. He is heavily favored to win another term in November. “I grew up in a grocery store, so I understand when groceries cost more,” she says in a campaign ad. “Working families are hit hardest.” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis., who has cast doubt on the seriousness of the Jan.

Wisconsin woman says she wants to see Gov. Tony Evers (D) reelected in November to make sure Republicans don't take full control of state government. Second-grade teacher Julie Traxler voted for Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Senate. She says she likes the way Barnes has framed his campaign, but he also is not combative. She backs abortion rights and supports same-sex marriage and gun control.