Results & Poll Closing Times (all times Eastern):
Oklahoma (8 PM) | South Carolina (7 PM) | Utah (10 PM)
4:20 PM PT (David Nir): FL-19: Republican businessman Curt Clawson has won the special election to replace ex-Rep. Trey Radel, who resigned earlier this year after a conviction for cocaine possession. Tonight's election was really just a formality, though, in this heavily Republican district; the real battle was in the GOP primary back in April.
5:01 PM PT (David Nir): Polls are now closed in a couple of states with big GOP Senate primaries tonight: Mississippi and Oklahoma.
5:16 PM PT (David Nir): MS-Sen: Here's a very nice widget from the WaPo that allows you to compare tonight's county-by-county results with those from primary night. You'll be able to see if Cochran or McDaniel is doing better or worse than previously at a glance.
5:24 PM PT (David Nir): OK-Sen: There's now a trickle of votes here, too. Still nothing from MS, which counted very slowly on primary night.
5:34 PM PT (David Nir): But Oklahoma's own website seems to be ahead of the AP, at least for now. Serious junkies will want to keep both tabs open, as this sort of thing can flip-flop all night. Indeed, in Maryland, the AP now seems to have leapfrogged the state.
5:35 PM PT (David Nir): SC-LG: The AP has called the GOP primary for former state AG Henry McMaster. He'll face Democratic state Rep. Bakari Sellers in the fall.
5:45 PM PT (David Nir): OK-Sen: We're up to 6% reporting and Rep. James Lankford is already out to a 57-34 lead on former state House Speaker T.W. Shannon. However, the turf that's reporting so far is mostly Lankford's. If he can hold on, though, he'd be able to avoid a runoff.
5:54 PM PT (David Nir): OK-Sen: Up to 13% now and Lankford's lead is still holding steady at 56-34. MD and MS are still reporting just tiny numbers of votes so far, though Anthony Brown leads by a wide margin in MD-Gov.
5:58 PM PT (David Nir): MS-Sen: Just jumped out to 8% reporting and Cochran's taken a wide 58-42 lead, but it's still quite early.