We are still waiting for primary results in key May races, most notably in TX-28, where Jessica Cisneros is within less than 200 votes of incumbent Rep. Henry Cuellar. There’s likely to be a recount, and not all mail ballots are counted yet.
And of course, we are all still processing the other news from Texas, and waiting to see if Congress will at last take any action.
While we wait, let’s get a jump on funding June primary candidates.
Elections in California and Iowa are coming up in just two weeks, on June 7, and we haven’t hit our fundraising goal. There are three races we’ll be watching that day:
- Emily Beach, CA-15: The top-two primary for this solidly Democratic seat is likely to produce a race between Emily and a Democratic man.
- Karen Bass, Mayor of LA: It’s now a two-way race between Karen and former Republican Rick Caruso, a billionaire who has supported anti-choice candidates in the past.
- Abby Finkenauer, IA-Sen: Abby is not a shoo-in in this three-way race between her and two men.
The next big night will be June 28, when Illinois and New York hold their primaries. We’ll be watching:
- Delia Ramirez, IL-3: Delia is facing a male primary opponent in this newly redrawn, solidly Democratic, majority Latino district.
- Kina Collins, IL-7: Kina, a gun control and criminal justice reform activist, is an underdog against incumbent Democratic Rep. Danny Davis.
- Nikki Budzinski, IL-13: Nikki has one male primary opponent for this district that will be competitive in the general election.
- Jackie Gordon, NY-1: 10 candidates are running in this district that has shifted blue—though court challenges could change things up.
- Brittany Ramos Debarros, NY-11: Brittany has been endorsed by AOC against her main primary opponent, former Democrat Rep. Max Rose, in this tossup general election race.
- Carolyn Maloney, NY-12: Redistricting has shoved long-time Democratic Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerry Nadler into the same district. We’re rooting for Carolyn.
We’ll be watching the NY governor’s race too, but incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul does not have a competitive race. And there are also primaries in Colorado, but Brittany Pettersen (CO-7) and Yadira Caraveo (CO-8) are running unopposed.
Look for an update later this week with full May primary results.