New Hampshire and Rhode Island election results 2022

New Hampshire Republicans are picking their nominee to take on Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan in what could be one of the most competitive Senate races in the nation.

Rhode Island and Delaware are also holding their primaries on Tuesday — completing the first 2022 schedule and establishing the final slivers of the field for the eight-week sprint to November’s midterm elections.

They are here some to take from the results so far:

Rhode Island elects candidates in competitive House race

The field is slated to be one of the most competitive congressional races in New England this fall after Rhode Island State Treasurer Seth Magaziner won the 2nd Congressional District Democratic primary, CNN predicted.

He now faces Republican Allan Fung, the mayor of Cranston in the district where longtime incumbent Jim Langevin is retiring. Langevin, a Democrat, has won his races without serious competition since 2001, and President Joe Biden won there by 14 percentage points in 2020. But Republicans believe the seat is winnable.

Fung was the Republican candidate for governor in 2014 and 2018, losing twice to former Gov. Gina Raimondo, but performed well in the district that covers the western half of the state.

McKee remains in Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s Dan McKee was one of the few governors in the country to face four primary challengers while seeking his first full, elected term.

But McKee, who took over as governor last year when Raimondo quit to join the Biden administration, is no stranger to tough primaries: He narrowly lost his bid for lieutenant governor in 2018.

Two of his closest rivals, former CVS CEO Helena Foulkes and Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, ran as reformers with a promise to clean up government. Foulkes, who had promised not to run for re-election unless he revitalized Rhode Island’s schools, was endorsed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The race was a disaster for progressive favorite Matt Brown, a former secretary of state endorsed by Bernie Sanders, who trailed the frontrunners four years after losing his primary challenge to Raimondo.