Last night, numerous primary elections were held around the nation as candidates from both parties sought to earn their party’s nomination for the midterm elections this November.
Here’s a roundup of some of the highest profile elections that occurred last night.
In Arizona, Blake Masters, who was endorsed by former President Donald J. Trump, won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, earning the right to face incumbent Democrat Mark Kelly come November. Masters defeated businessman Jim Lamon and current state Attorney General Mark Brnovich.
Also in the Grand Canyon State, the Republican primary for governor has yet to be called. Trump-backed Kari Lake, a former news anchor, is slightly ahead of Taylor Robson, whom former Vice President Mike Pence endorsed, 46.2% to 44.4%. Eighty percent of the vote is currently in.
In Michigan, John Gibbs edged out incumbent U.S. Representative Peter Meijer in a close vote of 51.8% to 48.2%. Gibbs will now face Democrat Hillary Scholten in the general election this fall.
Over in Missouri, Republicans selected current Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. Schmitt beat out former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens and Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler with 45.7% of the vote.
Schmitt will now face Democrat nominee Trudy Busch Valentine in the fall.
As the Daily Citizen previously wrote, “Nearly every midterm election becomes a referendum on the party of the sitting president – meaning the party not in control of the presidency almost always picks up seats in the House and Senate.
“In 2010, with former Democrat President Barack Obama in office, on net Republicans won 63 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives (out of 435), and six seats in the U.S. Senate.
“In 2018, with former Republican President Donald Trump in office, Democrats picked up 41 seats to reclaim the majority in the House, while Republicans actually gained two seats in the Senate.”
InteractivePolls, a polling and data Twitter account, summarized it this way:
Approval Averages at this time in office
President Trump : 42%
Republicans lost 40 House seats
President Obama: 48%
Democrats lost 63 House seats
President Clinton: 51%
Democrats lost 54 House seats
Biden approval average now: 39.6% pic.twitter.com/KnQmB7257V
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) June 21, 2022
In the United States, elections are one of the ways that Christians can influence and direct society towards the common good.
Christian voters can use the ballot box to promote protections for preborn life, defend religious liberties, and protect children from inappropriate sexual content and racialized classes in the education system.
So, are you registered to vote this November?
If you’re worried about the direction of our nation, and want to help influence the outcome of the November midterm elections, check out My Faith Votes’ new “Write Now” campaign. The effort aims to engage and encourage Christians to vote this November by sending Christian voters in key battleground states handwritten postcards and letters.
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