Results From Key Primaries Held Tuesday

Voters in four states went to the polls on Tuesday; here are some key results:

— In Colorado, Darryl Glenn, a county commissioner with strong support from the Tea Party, won the GOP nomination for the Senate in a surprise. Glenn, who is African American, was endorsed by Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin, among others. He was certainly NOT the choice of the party establishment.  Glenn will face Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet in November. Bennet, thought to be the most vulnerable Dem senator this year, may have gotten a break with Glenn’s win.

— The Oklahoma Senate race will be between Republican incumbent Jim Lankford and Democrat Mike Workman, neither of whom had a primary challenge. This seat is Safe Republican.

— It’s history in Utah, as Democrats nominated Misty Snow for the Senate. Snow, a strong Bernie Sanders supporter, would — if lightning struck — become the first openly transgender senator ever. Still, even lightning probably won’t keep Republican Mike Lee from winning a second term.

— And in New York’s 13th District, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat won the Democratic Rangel buttonprimary and is a shoo-in to replace the retiring Charlie Rangel in November. Espaillat, who lost to Rangel in the 2014 and 2012 primaries, would become the first member of Congress born in the Dominican Republic. Only Rangel, and the man he defeated in 1970, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., have held the seat since it was created in 1944. Espaillat will end 72 years of continuous black representation in the district.

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