Primary results: Notable winners include Tlaib, Inslee, Cori Bush

Among the notable results from Tuesday’s elections across the United States:

Rep. Rashida Tlaib won a challenge for her House seat in Michigan’s Democratic primary. Tlaib, 44, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, easily defeated Detroit City Council President President Brenda Jones. She will face an underdog Republican candidate in November.

Sen. Martha McSally (Republican) and astronaut Mark Kelly (Democrat) secured their parties’ nominations in the Arizona race to finish the late John McCain’s U.S. Senate term.

Gov. Jay Inslee advanced in Washington’s primary election as he seeks to become the first incumbent elected to a third term in the state in more than 40 years. He’ll face small-town police chief Loren Culp, who finished a distant second in the state’s “top two” primary. Inslee, 69, briefly ran for the Democratic presidential nomination last year and has been a frequent and high-profile critic of President Donald Trump.

Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a police officer’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay in Missouri’s Democratic primary. Bush’s primary win essentially guarantees her a seat in Congress representing the heavily Democratic St. Louis area. Clay, 64, has held the seat since 2000; his father, Bill Clay, held it for 32 years before that.

State Auditor Nicole Galloway won the Democratic primary in Missouri’s gubernatorial race. She’ll face incumbent Mike Parson.

Kim Gardner, whose performance as St. Louis circuit attorney has been lauded by some civil rights activists and criticized by President Donald Trump and other leading Republicans, held off a primary challenge from a former homicide prosecutor. Gardner, 44, drew the scorn of conservatives with decisions to file charges in two high-profile cases: Then-Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, was charged in 2018 with felony invasion of privacy for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman during an extramarital affair and threatening to post it; and Mark and Patricia McCloskey were charged this summer with felony unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns when protesters marched near their home.

Jake LaTurner, Kansas’ state treasurer, unseated freshman Rep. Steve Watkins in the Republican primary. Watkins has been charged with felony election fraud after allegedly voting illegally in a Topeka City Council race last year.

Rep. Roger Marshall won Kansas Republicans’ nomination for the Senate over Kris Kobach, a conservative firebrand and informal adviser to President Trump. Marshall will face Democratic state Sen. Barbara Bollier, who had been a lifelong moderate Republican when she gained national attention in 2018 by switching parties.

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