Far more knowledgeable people will be discussing results today. but here are some pointers.
Poilitics Dailey has a short note on yesterday’s primaries:
…Kentucky Republicans struck the first blow by choosing political newcomer Rand Paul as their Senate nominee. Paul, an ophthalmologist and Tea Party favorite, defeated Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who had been championed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
In a Pennsylvania contest that both parties promoted as a precursor to the midterm elections this fall, Republicans suffered a blow to their plans for taking over Congress. Democrat Mark Critz, a top aide to the late Rep. John Murtha, defeated Republican businessman Tim Burns in a special election to finish Murtha’s term representing the working-class Johnstown-area district.
In Arkansas, moderate Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln was trying to hold off a netroots-fueled primary challenge from Lt. Gov. Bill Halter. Neither cleared 50 percent of the vote Tuesday night, sending the pair into a June 8 runoff election. The winner will face GOP Rep. John Boozman, a rancher and ophthalmologist whose late brother, Fay Boozman, lost to Lincoln in 1998.
Specter was the third incumbent to lose his job this season, following Utah Sen. Bob Bennett’s failure to get the GOP nomination in his state and Democratic Rep. Robert Mollohan’s primary loss in West Virginia…