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Morning Jay: Primaries, Primaries, and More Primaries!

Delaware, Maryland, New York, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, and More!

6:30 AM, Sep 15, 2010 • By JAY COST
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DE-AL.  The battle on the GOP side came down to Michele Rollins and Glen Urquhart.  Rollins had the backing of the local party establishment.  The latest results show Urquhart clinging to a lead of less than 600 votes with all precincts accounted for.  The winner will take on former lieutenant governor John Carney, who is generally favored, albeit slightly.

MD-1. This district will feature a rematch of the 2008 general election battle.  State senator Andy Harris upset Republican Wayne Gilchrist in the 2008 Republican primary only to lose to Democrat Frank Kratovil.  Last night, Harris won 2/3 of the primary vote against businessman Rob Fisher.  He’ll face Kratovil in the general.  This one is a toss-up.

MA-10. The GOP had a competitive contest to replace retiring Democratic representative Bill Delahunt.  The final winner was state representative Jeff Perry.  He’ll go on to face Norfolk DA William Keating.  This race looks to be competitive, as MA-10 is the most Republican-leaning district in the Bay State.

NH-1. Manchester mayor Frank Guinta won a squeaker on the Republican side, winning just 32 percent of the vote (as of this writing) in a very crowded field.  Wowsa!  He’ll face Democratic incumbent Carol Shea-Porter in the general election.  This one is a toss-up.

NH-2. Former Republican Representative Charlie Bass won the right to compete for his old seat, pulling just 43 percent of the vote (as of this writing) in a crowded field, and edging out talk show host Jennifer Horn by just 3,900 votes (so far).  He will face attorney Ann McLane Kuster in this open seat race.

NY-1.  The Republican battle to see who would take on incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop in this Long Island district was a brutal one.  Businessman Randy Altschuler was pitted against Chris Cox, grandson of Richard Nixon, and former SEC official George Demos.  In the end, Altschuler pulled it out with 45 percent of the vote.

NY-13. On the GOP side in this Staten Island district, the race to take on incumbent Democrat Mike McMahon was between former Bloomberg aide Michael Allegretti and former FBI agent Mike Grimm.  The latter won easily, carrying better than 67 percent of the vote.  This should be a competitive district in November.

NY-15. Charlie Rangel wins easily in Harlem, carrying 51 percent in a crowded field.  His top challenger, Adam Clayton Powell IV, didn’t even take 25 percent of the vote.

NY-23. Doug Hoffman failed to win the GOP nomination in this upstate district, losing to investment banker Matt Doheny in a squeaker.  But Hoffman has the Conservative Party nomination, so the conservative vote could once again be split as the GOP looks to take back this seat from Democrat Bill Owens. 

WI-7. Ashland County DA (and former reality TV star!) Sean Duffy won the GOP nomination with ease in this northwestern Wisconsin district.  He will face state senator Julie Lassa to replace retiring Democrat David Obey.  This race is a toss-up. 

WI-8. Roofing contractor Ron Ribble won the Republican nominee with 48 percent against a crowded field in this Republican-leaning district, centered on Appleton and Green Bay.  He’ll face incumbent Democrat Steve Kagen in November.  This race is another toss-up. 

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