Recapping Yesterday’s 2024 Primaries

May 22, 2024
Voters went to the polls yesterday in a series of key House primary elections. Here’s a quick recap of what you need to know:
  • CA-20: California state legislator Vince Fong (R-CA) will be sworn in to replace former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) next month after winning the special election to serve the remainder of the former speaker’s term.
  • GA-03: The race between Brian Jack, former President Donald Trump’s political director, and Mike Dugan, the former Georgia Senate Majority Leader, will head to a runoff after neither candidate met the 50 percent threshold. The winner will advance to the general election to replace retiring Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA) next Congress.
  • OR-03: State Representative Maxine Dexter (D-OR) won a competitive primary over Gresham City Councilor Eddy Morales (D-OR) and former Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal (D-OR) in the primary to replace outgoing Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) next Congress.
  • OR-05: State Representative Janelle Bynum (D-OR) won the Democratic nomination in the closely watched primary against attorney Jamie McLeod-Skinner, who lost to incumbent Rep. Lori Chavez DeRemer (R-OR) in the 2022 general election. This race is considered one of the most competitive in the country and could be one of a few that ultimately decide who wins control of the House in November.