(NewsGlobal.com)- In the runoffs and primaries held on June 28, four incumbent Republicans seeking reelection to the House of Representatives faced challenges from within their own party. Two of the incumbents were unsuccessful, while the other two avoided defeat.
Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Mississippi), who is under investigation for alleged violations of federal campaign laws, lost in a Republican runoff. At the same time, Trump-endorsed incumbent Rep. Mary Miller (R-Illinois) and Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Illinois) in their Illinois GOP primary race. Both candidates were members of the House of Representatives.
The incumbents join other Republican politicians, such as Representatives Madison Cawthorn (R-North Carolina), David McKinley (R-West Virginia), and Mo Brooks (R-Alabama). They have lost their primaries after falling out of favor with the previous president.
Reps. Michael Guest (R-Miss.) and Blake Moore (R-Utah), both of whom voted in favor of creating a select committee to investigate the protest that took place on January 6, 2021, at the United States Capitol, made it through the runoff, and Moore easily won his Republican primary. These representatives supported bipartisan legislation to create the Jan. 6 House Select Committee.
Voters in seven states cast ballots in runoffs and primaries on June 28, the culmination of a hectic month of preliminary contests to finalize ballots for the general election in November. These races were among the hundreds of municipal, state, and federal elections where voters chose their favored candidates.
Five Senate primaries were held in four states on June 28, and three gubernatorial primaries. One of these gubernatorial primaries took place in New York, where Governor Kathy Hochul easily won her Democratic primary and will now face Representative Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) in the general election.
In a four-way Republican primary, Zeldin garnered the most votes, which allowed him to earn the candidacy for the party. Andrew Giuliani, son of the late Rudy Giuliani, who served as mayor of New York City, came in second place.
Trump did not offer any support for candidates running in that primary, even though his former personal attorney’s son was running for governor.
Read more about primary results HERE.