Antiwar candidate Ned Lamont beat Joe Lieberman in the senate primary. Lieberman vowed to run as an Independent in his concession speech, and Fox News reports that he filed as an Independent this morning. Most major Dems announced pre-primary that they would support the Democratic candidate, regardless of who won the primary. It will be interesting to see if that holds true. My guess is that the heavy hitters will throw their support behind whoever the frontrunner is in the general — they won’t want to endorse a losing candidate and Lieberman will still be a big threat as an Independent.
Walberg knocked out incumbent Schwarz in Michigan’s seventh district Republican primary, marking the first time the Club for Growth candidate has knocked out an incumbent in primary.
The six-way Republican primary for the fifth district was very close. Lamborn squeaked by with 27% of the vote.