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Tonight voters in Arizona and Florida go to the polls in their party primary, and Oklahoma will hold a runoff in races where no candidate cleared 50 percent in June (Vermont is also up, but there are no notable federal or statewide races to watch). Our guide to the key races can be found here. Polls start to close in most of Florida at 7:00 PM ET and we'll be bringing you tonight's results as they come in. You can keep track of the winners just below.
Results & Poll Closing Times (all times Eastern):

Arizona (10 PM) | Florida (7 PM for Eastern timezone, 8 PM for Central timezone) | Oklahoma (8 PM) | Vermont (7 PM)

5:02 PM PT: FL-AG: 470,000 votes in statewide and the Democratic primary looks just as over as it did before. Sheldon leads Thurston 62-38 for the right to take on GOP incumbent Pam Bondi. The general will be tough: Bondi isn't too well known but is a great fundraiser, while Sheldon isn't.

5:03 PM PT: FL-Gov: No surprise, but the AP just called this for Charlie Crist.

5:11 PM PT: OK-05: Via the State Elections Board, with 2,500 votes in for the GOP primary, former state Sen. Steve Russell leads state Corporate Commissioner Patrice Douglas 56-44. Russell is maybe better known as one of the soldiers who captured Saddam Hussein in 2003.

5:20 PM PT: FL-AG: And it's over. The AP has called the Dem nod for Sheldon.

5:36 PM PT: FL-26: The AP calls this for Curbelo, who leads MacDougall 48-25. Will face freshman Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia in what is expected to be a hotly contested race.

5:45 PM PT: OK-05: According to the song "Okie from Muskogee," they don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee so I guess we can't call the complete lack of more votes here a "ganja break." Then again, this district is based around Oklahoma City...

5:47 PM PT: OK-05: About 500 votes were just added. Tiny, but at least it's something! Russell is up 56.7-43.3.

5:53 PM PT: OK-05: About 7 percent (4,200 votes) in, and things look the same, with Russell leading 57-43.

5:54 PM PT: FL-18: The AP has called this for Domino, who leads Schlesinger 38-25. He'll face Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy in a light red seat, but Murphy is a very formidable foe.

6:00 PM PT: OK-05: 14 percent in and Russell now at 58-42. Russell is winning 57 percent in Oklahoma County, the biggest county here by far. Not much of Pottawatomie and Seminole are in, so can't draw conclusions, but Douglas would need to romp in both, unless there's a big pocket of her voters left in Oklahoma County.

6:09 PM PT: OK-05: Now 25 percent in and Russell up to 60 percent. More of Pottawatomie County is in and he's up 64-36 there. Only small Seminole doesn't have many votes, but hard to see that making a difference at this point.

6:13 PM PT (David Nir): The liveblog continues here.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 04:57 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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  •  Tip Jar (9+ / 0-)

    Senior Elections Writer, Daily Kos. 24, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-02 (resident). Formerly known as Darth Jeff.

    by Jeff Singer on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 04:57:20 PM PDT

  •  AZ-09 - Kyrsten Sinema had no challenger (2+ / 0-)
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    ramara, falconer520

    In the Dem primary, but I couldn't bring myself to vote for her on my ballot - so I wrote in my own name. I expect that probably invalidated my whole ballot.

    The DKOS oath; The cake is a lie, there is only Pie. Through Pie I gain calories. Through calories I gain fat. Through fat I gain a belly. Through my belly, my belt is broken. Sweatpants shall free me!

    by Fordmandalay on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 05:00:35 PM PDT

    •  No? (0+ / 0-)

      It didn't invalidate your whole ballot at all. Why would you think that?

      Also, why would you vote against Sinema?

      08/12 PVIs; 24; Gay Burkean Postmodern Pol Sci Dem; NM 2 (From), TX 17 (Home), TX 20 (BA/MA), SC 6 (PhD); "women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness" - Erica Jong

      by wwmiv on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 05:03:57 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  In New York (1+ / 0-)
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        geoneb

        You can't vote write-in in an uncontested race (pretty undemocratic, huh?). I wouldn't be surprised if your ballot got tossed for "defacing" it if you tried.

        Get the Daily Kos Elections Digest in your inbox every weekday. Sign up here.

        by David Nir on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 05:12:20 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  Seriously? (0+ / 0-)

          I would imagine that that simply invalidates your vote for that race, rather than the entire ballot.

          Either way, that's patently absurd electoral law.

          08/12 PVIs; 24; Gay Burkean Postmodern Pol Sci Dem; NM 2 (From), TX 17 (Home), TX 20 (BA/MA), SC 6 (PhD); "women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness" - Erica Jong

          by wwmiv on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 05:16:17 PM PDT

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      •  Sinema, like Barber, has voted for a great (3+ / 0-)
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        ramara, falconer520, Jacob1145

        many repulsive Republican bills. "Strategic voting", dontcha know?

        I can't speak directly to Sinema, but over here in AZ-02, I just assume that Barber will vote for any Republican bill that is anti-ACA, anti-environmental, pro-business / anti-poor, or involves an investigation of Obama / Holder / the IRS. I'm rarely surprised by the actual voting.

        If memory serves, Sinema's name is often right there beside Barber.

        To believe that markets determine value is to believe that milk comes from plastic bottles. Bromley (1985)

        by sneakers563 on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 05:27:19 PM PDT

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        •  You may put quotation marks (1+ / 0-)
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          sulthernao

          but it's called voting the district.

          •  I disagree (0+ / 0-)

            First off, AZ-02 (then AZ-08) is not that conservative. In 2006 Giffords won by 12 points. In 2008, she again won by 12 points. In 2010 it was close, but you're also talking about a Republican wave year. Prior to Giffords, AZ-08 was represented by an openly gay man.

            Second, even if we accept that Republican and Democratic registration is more or less even in the district, you would expect the Democratic Representative to vote like a moderate. There is nothing, however, "moderate" about voting to waive environmental laws within 100 miles of the border, voting to cut food stamps, voting to investigate Holder over Fast & Furious, voting to investigate Benghazi, voting to investigate the IRS, voting to rescind the ACA mandate, voting to empower Cantor during the shutdown, voting for a la carte funding during the shutdown, voting in support of indefinite detention, or voting against shutting down Guantanamo.

            Those aren't moderate positions, they're Tea Party positions. He's not voting AZ-02, he's voting some district somewhere in rural Oklahoma.

            To believe that markets determine value is to believe that milk comes from plastic bottles. Bromley (1985)

            by sneakers563 on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 12:58:36 PM PDT

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    •  That protest vote is fine (0+ / 0-)

      but I hope you will be voting for her in November, when she faces a potentially close re-election.  You might not like her votes, but she's clearly building a moderate profile that can get elected statewide in Arizona.  A Democrat winning statewide again in this frustratingly Republican state would be something.

      •  I've already told her reps I will not vote for her (0+ / 0-)

        If by 'building a moderate profile' you mean 'betraying her Democratic supporters by voting for every crackpot Republican bill set before her, including every bill designed to weaken and delay the ACA' - you'd be completely right. She's one of the very worst Blue Dog Democrats in Congress, and just because she has a 'D' in front of her name doesn't mean she's worth my support.

        I have to vote according to her record, not in hope of some nebulous future career that may never happen.

        The DKOS oath; The cake is a lie, there is only Pie. Through Pie I gain calories. Through calories I gain fat. Through fat I gain a belly. Through my belly, my belt is broken. Sweatpants shall free me!

        by Fordmandalay on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 07:06:01 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  And if she loses by a handful of votes to (0+ / 0-)

          a Republican that is even worse because no Democrat that would be worthy of your support could possibly win in this district?

          08/12 PVIs; 24; Gay Burkean Postmodern Pol Sci Dem; NM 2 (From), TX 17 (Home), TX 20 (BA/MA), SC 6 (PhD); "women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness" - Erica Jong

          by wwmiv on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 12:44:44 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

    •  I forget what it was exactly (1+ / 0-)
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      mettle fatigue

      but I remember reading some terrible donors to her last campaign.

      I'm in district 01, and voted for Kirkpatrick - I also gave her a few dollars. When the alternative to a conservative D is a conservative R, I'll work to keep the D in the seat.

      But Ann never pretended to be progressive. The first time I met Synema was at a Netroots Nation event where she was hanging with Raul Grijalva.

      We need a world in which we ask "What's happened to you?" more and "What's wrong with you?" less. (From a comment by Kossack nerafinator)

      by ramara on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 05:43:01 PM PDT

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  •  Nan deserved better (2+ / 0-)
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    Sandy on Signal, Jacob1145

    and so we get turncoat republican.  Meh.

    Interesting looking at the Vermont races - where I am from.  A Snelling running for the State Senate, a Dimondstone running for the Liberty Union.  

    The last names are interesting too.  It used to be in many portions of Vermont (the more Democratic ones) it helped to a french-canadian last name.  Only one name now in Chittenden Country (Burlington) is french.  One of the last political machines was toppled in 1981 in Burlington - Ray Pauquette lost to Bernie Sanders.  Now the last names are all anglo.  

    Politicians - "You can't be a pimp and a prostitute too"

    by fladem on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 05:07:15 PM PDT

    •  Crist or Scott? (5+ / 0-)

      That choice is pretty easy.

      I'm not a big Charlie Crist fan boy, but Nan Rich would not have had a snowball's chance in a very warm place against Scott.

      Scott's negative campaigning against Crist is already reaching epic proportions.  It's going to be a tough slog to November, for both the candidates and the voters.

      Seriously, this is a pistols at 20 paces type duel.  It's going to get very, very ugly.

      It will not get easier before it gets harder. But the harder it gets, the easier it will be.

      by Richard Cranium on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 05:24:18 PM PDT

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  •  I hope Dems unite around Crist now (4+ / 0-)

    Not that he was losing a lot of them previously, I dont think.

    But I can understand the hesitancy to embrace his candidacy, with him being an ex-Republican and all.

    Cant believe this is close, and with Scott even ahead, although I get that Dems are being outspent on the airwaves.

  •  vt elections (1+ / 0-)
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    Jacob1145

    not much happening, but what's interesting is how poorly some incumbents are doing. shumlin for example only has 76% of the vote, milne only has 70% with another 17% going to write-ins.  also there's a close three way race for the gop nomination for US house between a guy, donald and another man named donald.  

    It seems like there's some dissatisfaction in the choice for governor, which is understandable since milne jumped in at the last minute and Shumlin's always been a little unpopular.

    Also, I don't know anything about VT singlepayer.

    NH-01. First time living in NH, waiting for the candidates to start a courting.

    by DougTuttle on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 05:48:07 PM PDT

    •  What a time to relocate (0+ / 0-)

      to NH - I am in the process of - I really hope Hillary doesn't run.  I want a race.

      Politicians - "You can't be a pimp and a prostitute too"

      by fladem on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 05:52:20 PM PDT

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    •  76% isn't too bad. (0+ / 0-)

      “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” -The Doctor

      by KingofSpades on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 06:10:49 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  not terrible (1+ / 0-)
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        KingofSpades

        but compared to the 99% a lot of the other people have it's not good either.  also the progressives didn't field a dem gov candidate. this is the third gubernatorial election they've sat out

        NH-01. First time living in NH, waiting for the candidates to start a courting.

        by DougTuttle on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 06:14:53 PM PDT

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        •  So this ~24% is from Shumlin's left flank? (0+ / 0-)

          “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” -The Doctor

          by KingofSpades on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 07:40:46 PM PDT

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          •  probably (0+ / 0-)

            A big contention is his refusal to raise taxes on the riich, all while cutting programs.  although shumlin does have a sleezy side that can turn people off for nonpartisan reasons.

            Shumlin bought land from his neighbor (Jeremy dodge) for 1/4 of the land's value.  Shumlin claimed Dodge just had buyer's remorse, but since dodge was an ex-con who never graduated high school there were some questions raised about his competency.  This all happened in October of 2012, weeks before shumlin would be re-elected and the story became news in 2013.

            If anything it showed that maybe shumlin loved a deal, regardless of the ethics of said deal, more than politics.

            http://www.wcax.com/...

            http://www.sevendaysvt.com/...

            NH-01. First time living in NH, waiting for the candidates to start a courting.

            by DougTuttle on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 09:10:41 PM PDT

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  •  oklahoma City? (0+ / 0-)

    it's pronounced the okc and you better not encroach on their territory.

    NH-01. First time living in NH, waiting for the candidates to start a courting.

    by DougTuttle on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 05:54:24 PM PDT

  •  Another highly touted Republican woman (4+ / 0-)
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    jj32, Skaje, AndersonDelValle, sulthernao

    is on the verge of losing in a primary.

    http://atr.rollcall.com/...

    •  mia love (0+ / 0-)

      may be a little worried for the general.  same for garcia in nh-02.

      NH-01. First time living in NH, waiting for the candidates to start a courting.

      by DougTuttle on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 05:58:36 PM PDT

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    •  Which one? I just tuned in. (1+ / 0-)
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      sulthernao

      “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” -The Doctor

      by KingofSpades on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 06:12:42 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  I was just about to mention that (0+ / 0-)

      No surprise women keep struggling for representation in a party that's like 60% male and dominated by "I just vote for the best candidate" attitudes even though they end up always voting for other men.

      The female Republican caucus in the House will probably be between -1 and +2 after these elections, depending on how Comstock, Stefanik, and McSally do.  I don't see any of the others potentially winning.  If those 3 also lose, they're at -1 in the House because of Jo Ann Emerson's departure, Bachmann's retirement, and Capito's run for Senate, only balanced out by Mia Love and Mimi Walters.

  •  FL legislature (1+ / 0-)
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    KingofSpades

    State sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, who ran in the FL-19 special, is having an unimpressive night.  She's winning renomination 59-41 over a tea partying winger.

    Real close race for HD-15, where only 5 votes separate the two Republicans with only a single precinct still out.  5913 to 5908.

    Close race in HD-42 as well, with 16 votes separating the top Democrats.  1890 to 1874.

    In HD-43, Dem incumbent Ricardo Rangel is losing 48-52% in the primary.

  •  Personally I am thrilled with the (2+ / 0-)
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    AndersonDelValle, geoneb

    Florida Democratic Primary results.

    Dark money has been flooding the state and the Koch bothers own AFP are out canvassing for Scott.  This shows fear and it shows concretely who now owns Rick Scott.  It's not just big sugar at play anymore, Scott's former largest benefactor aside from his self.

    It's past time to ditch Scott.  Rich has endorsed Crist and the state party is behind him.

    It's time to fight back against Scott, the Koch's and all the players who keep their names hidden as they try to buy the Governorship of a state that was largely run by Democrats until the latter 90's.

    Charlie Crist for Florida Primary date: August 26, 2014, Election Date: November 4, 2014

    by aimeehs on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 06:21:35 PM PDT

  •  FYI (0+ / 0-)

    Muskogee is in the 1st district east of OKC and they grow great peaches.

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