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Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf takes the stage at his primary election night party in Santander Stadium with daughters and wife in York, Pennsylvania  May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTR3Q3KK
Tom Wolf, the newly minted Democratic nominee for governor in Pennsylvania
Tuesday was the biggest primary night of the year to date, with voters in six different states choosing nominees in a wide variety of contests. Here's a recap of all the key action, state-by-state, with Daily Kos Elections' general election competitiveness rating for each race:

KY-Sen (R): Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell handily dispatched tea partying businessman Matt Bevin by a 60-35 margin. McConnell will now face Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes in one of the year's marquee matchups. (Lean R)

GA-Sen (R): Businessman David Perdue edged Rep. Jack Kingston 31-26, with former Secretary of State Karen Handel finishing third with 22. Because no candidate cleared 50 percent of the vote, Perdue and Kingston will square off again in a July 22 runoff. The winner will run against Democratic non-profit CEO Michelle Nunn, the daughter of ex-Sen. Sam Nunn, in the fall. (Likely R)

GA-01 (R): Several Georgia House races are also headed to runoffs, including the contest for Kingston's seat. State Sen. Buddy Carter, as expected, finished in front of the six-candidate pack, taking 36 percent to 23 percent for physician Bob Johnson. (Safe R)

GA-04 (D): Rep. Hank Johnson, who'd raised some caution flags with some eccentric comments over the years, survived a reasonably close brush with DeKalb County Sheriff Tom Brown, winning 55-45. (Safe D)

Head below the fold for recaps of all the other top races.

GA-10 (R): The race for Rep. Paul Broun's seat wound up incredibly tight on Tuesday night, with both radio host Jody Hice and businessman Mike Collins (a son of ex-Rep. Mac Collins) taking 33 percent of the vote in a seven-person field. Hice finished less than 300 votes ahead of Collins. (Safe R)

GA-11 (R): Democrats might crack a smile at the name of one of the candidates who made it to the runoff in the race to succeed Rep. Phil Gingrey: Bob Barr. The former Republican congressman, notorious Clinton impeachment manager, and privacy gadfly who ran for president on the Libertarian line in 2008, landed in second with 26 percent of the vote. He'll meet state Sen. Barry Loudermilk, who took 37 percent in this six-candidate affair, in the runoff. (Safe R)

GA-12 (R): Delvis has left the building: NRCC pick Delvis Dutton, a state representative, finished third with just 14 percent, but the GOP caught a break anyway, because businessman (and 2012 candidate) Rick Allen avoided a runoff by capturing 54 percent of the vote. (Businessman Eugene Yu, a very shady figure, took 17.) This gives Allen a clear shot at Rep. John Barrow, one of the last Democrats to hold down seriously red turf anywhere in the nation. But Barrow has proven very hard to beat in the past and likely will again. (Lean D)

PA-Gov (D): Wealthy businessman Tom Wolf, who poured many millions into his own campaign, absolutely crushed the rest of the field, taking an outright majority of 58 percent. Rep. Allyson Schwartz finished a very distant second with 18, while state Treasurer Rob McCord took 17 and former state environmental secretary Katie McGinty managed just 8. (For a good post-mortem on what ailed Schwartz, the onetime frontrunner, try this.) Wolf will now face GOP Gov. Tom Corbett, who has looked very vulnerable for a long time. (Lean D)

PA-08 (D): Iraq vet Kevin Strouse, an early DCCC recruit, very narrowly edged scientist-turned-businesswoman Shaughnessy Naughton, who had the backing of EMILY's List, prevailing by a 51-49 margin. Strouse now has an uphill battle against GOP Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick in this suburban district. (Likely R)

PA-09 (R): Rep. Bill Shuster survived the night with just 53 percent of the vote, but tea partier Art Halvorson finished relatively far back at 35, thanks to the presence of a third candidate, businessman Travis Schooley, who took the remaining 13 percent. It's a scary result for the incumbent, though, given that he spent heavily and Halvorson was penniless. Next time, Shuster might not get so lucky.

PA-13 (D): State Rep. Brendan Boyle, the only candidate from Philadelphia, won a surprisingly large victory in the race to succeed Schwartz, taking 41 percent of the vote. Ex-Rep. Marjorie Margolies finished second with 27, while state Sen. Daylin Leach, a progressive favorite, took 17, and physician Val Arkoosh 15. (All three are from suburban Montgomery County.) Boyle was the most socially conservative candidate, but he rode geography and heavy union backing to victory and will be a lock in the fall. (Safe D)

AR-02 (R): Banker and former George H.W. Bush aide French Hill (known as "Freedom Hill," 2003-2006) demolished state Rep. Ann Clemmer, 55-23, as expected. Hill will face former North Little Rock Mayor Pat Hays in the race for GOP Rep. Tim Griffin's seat. (Griffin, incidentally, handily won the primary for lieutenant governor.) (Lean R)

AR-04 (R): In a much closer-than-expected race, state House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman defeated energy executive Tommy Moll 54-46. Westerman will square off against Democrat James Lee Witt, a former FEMA director under Bill Clinton, in this open-seat race to succeed Rep. Tom Cotton, who's running for Senate. (Likely R)

ID-Gov (R): Gov. Butch Otter's political career nearly met its maker Tuesday night, as he scraped together just 51 percent of the vote in his quest for a third term. State Sen. Russ Fulcher, who made a huge issue out of Otter's decision to create a health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act, finished with 44, while those two crazy weirdos combined for 5 percent. With just a little more help, Fulcher could have been the nominee. Well, there's always 2018. (Safe R)

ID-02 (R): The Club for Growth initially had high hopes for attorney Bryan Smith and wanted to make an example out of GOP Rep. Mike Simpson, despite his very conservative record. But Smith fizzled out, the Club abandoned him, and Simpson won comfortably, 62-38. (Safe R)

OR-Gov (R): State Rep. Dennis Richardson crushed his five opponents, earning 66 percent of the vote. He'll be a major underdog, though, to Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber in the fall. (Likely D)

OR-Sen (R): The various stalking and harassment allegations surrounding physician Monica Wehby came too late to derail her, thanks in part to Oregon's all-mail voting system that encourages a high level of early voting. Wehby beat state Rep. Jason Conger, who was running as the true conservative, 50-38. She'll face Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley in the fall, when these various stories about her past behavior may play a bigger role. (Likely D)

OR-05 (R): Clackamas County Commissioner Tootie Smith beat former congressional aide Ben Pollock, 63-37. The underfunded Smith will have a difficult time against Democratic Rep. Kurt Schrader, though, an incumbent the GOP has never had much luck targeting despite the swingy nature of this district. (Likely D)

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Wed May 21, 2014 at 10:08 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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