Our live coverage on tonight's primary elections has wrapped, but you can keep reading about the night's most notable races and dig into all the results here:
New York, Florida and Oklahoma elections
By Maureen Chowdhury, Elise Hammond, Meg Wagner and Melissa Macaya, CNN
Republican Nick Langworthy will win the party's nomination in New York's 23th Congressional District, CNN projects.
He defeated primary challenger Carl Paladino.
Langworthy will now face Max Della Pia, Democratic nominee, in the general election in November. Democrats currently control 18 out of the state’s 27 US House seats. The state lost a seat after the 2020 census.
Remember: There was also a special election in the 23rd district on Tuesday to fill the remainder of former GOP Rep. Tom Reed's term. CNN projected Republican Joe Sempolinski will step into that seat after winning the separate race.
Langworthy will run for the district's full term in November.
Pat Ryan will win the special election in New York’s 19th Congressional District, CNN projects, and will fill the seat of Democratic Rep. Antonio Delgado.
Ryan defeated Republican Marc Molinaro in the race.
Ryan serves as Ulster County Executive and also won the Democratic primary for New York’s 18th District.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney acknowledged her defeat to fellow Rep. Jerry Nadler in New York's contentious 12th district Democratic primary, calling Nadler, "a distinguished member of Congress," and saying, "I share his progressive values, and I wish him every success."
Maloney said she was "proud to have followed in the footsteps and stand on the shoulders of the strong New York women who opened doors and took on the tough battles," adding that "these heroic women fought sexist systems and misogyny that continues today, as we know from my own campaign."
"I’m really saddened that we no longer have a woman representing Manhattan in Congress," Maloney said at the close of her remarks. "We cannot and we must not give up, the fight continues."
Republican Joe Sempolinski will win the special election in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, CNN projects, and fill the remainder of GOP Rep. Tom Reed’s term.
After being accused of sexual misconduct in 2021, Reed announced he would not run for reelection, and he resigned in May. He joined a lobbying firm.
Sempolinski is chair of the Steuben County Republican Committee and served as a staffer for Reed. While he’s running in the district’s special election — which is held under the old district lines — he is not running in the regularly-scheduled primary election in the district’s new party lines.
Sempolinski was the favorite to win the special election in the Republican district that Trump carried in 2020 by 11 points – though he is not running for a full term.
“I’m running to serve for approximately four months. I would do it if it were for four minutes — because this is my home,” Sempolinski told Politico ahead of the election in an interview.
Sempolinski defeated Democrat Max Della Pia, an Air Force veteran, in the special election.
Rep. Jerry Nadler, who was first elected in 1992 to represent the Upper West Side, delivered a victory speech before an enthusiastic crowd of supporters gathered on a restaurant patio, saying the district belongs to the voters and, "I think the voters made themselves clear tonight."
"Tonight is a big night," Nadler told the crowd, during a roughly 11-minute speech, during which he thanked a long list of supporters, including local politicians and Democratic clubs who helped get out the vote, along with Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer, who lent their support to him. He went on to thank his family and "New York leaders who came before me" including Bella Abzug, a congresswoman and leader and champion of women's rights.
“I'm humbled that so many New Yorkers found themselves moved by our shared belief of principled progressivism and I will return to congress with a mandate to fight for the causes so many of us know to be right,” he said.
Nadler emerged victorious in an unusual matchup that pitted him against his longtime ally and friend, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who was elected in 1992 to represent the Upper East Side. Both considered political heavyweights who chaired important committees, Nadler and Maloney were drawn into the same district after a messy redistricting process.
"I'm so proud of tonight's victory and I'm thrilled that we were able to win while remaining committed to our principles of kindness and progressivism," Nadler said.
Nadler said he had spoken with Maloney and another challenger, Suraj Patel, saying they had graciously conceded. Nadler called Patel "an exceptionally bright and committed young leader" and said of Maloney, "I thank her for her decades of service to our city."
"I'm humbled by the way we worked together to achieve this victory. We won with votes from the East side and the West side," Nadler said. "We built a coalition made up of stagehands in Chelsea, nurses in Yorkville and yes maybe a professor or two on the west side."
Maxwell Frost, a 25-year-old community organizer and one of the first members of Gen Z to run for Congress, will win the Democratic nomination in Florida’s 10th District, CNN projects.
He bested a crowded field of candidates looking to replace Democratic Rep. Val Demings in the Orlando district including state Sen. Randolph Bracy, former US Rep. Corrine Brown – who recently settled a federal corruption case after winning a new trial and serving more than two years in prison – and former US Rep. Alan Grayson.
Demings vacated the deep-blue district seat to run for Senate. She clinched the Democratic nomination Tuesday and will face GOP Sen. Marco Rubio in November.
Ahead of the primary, Frost — a gun violence prevention activist who this summer disrupted conservative talk show host Dave Rubin’s public interview of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis with calls to end gun violence — generated considerable buzz.
He was endorsed by progressives Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, as well as the Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC, and he had raised $1.5 million through Aug. 3, more than any other candidate in the field, according to Federal Election Commission filings.
For the first time in 2022, members of Generation Z – those born after 1996 – could be elected to the US House of Representatives. Frost on the campaign trail has leaned into his youth and says that if elected to Congress, he would bring the fervor of Gen Z with him.
“Our generation has been through some of the modern challenges our country is going through, yet we don’t have representation in Congress, and we deserve to be at the table,” Frost told CNN Tuesday.
“I’m not here saying I represent the values and thoughts of every single member of Gen Z. We’re like any other generation… many different ideologies and everything like that. But I think I do holistically represent our lived experience as young people,” he said.
In addition to fighting for gun safety, Frost has advocated for abortion rights and voting rights with the ACLU of Florida.
Since launching his campaign, he has focused his energy on what he calls the need for “bold change.” His platform includes proposals like Medicare for all and a plan for “ending gun violence,” as well as “the climate crisis,” which includes the progressive Green New Deal resolution.
Frost on Tuesday described growing up as part of the “mass shooting generation” and said, “We’re a generation that goes through more school shooting drills than fire drills.”
“We’ve seen these things and been wondering our whole lives as young people, in high school, middle school and elementary school, why? Why is this happening? Why have we not fixed this? And now we’re at a place where we can vote and we can run, and we’re going to do it,” he said.
With the midterms looming, results from a series of heated contests in New York are coming in, with voters deciding on who to send to Capitol Hill next year,
Here are some of the key takeaways so far:
Nadler emerges in clash of Upper Manhattan Democratic titans
Reps. Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney are about the same age, share nearly identical ideological views and both chair powerful committees in the House, where they both arrived in 1993. But it will be Nadler, bolstered by endorsements, that will return to Capitol Hill next year after he defeated Maloney in one of the most contentious primaries in recent New York history.
It was a race neither wanted and, according to Maloney, Nadler urged her to run in another district after their parallel strongholds on Manhattan's Upper East and West Sides were drawn together at the conclusion of a long redistricting process.
Markwayne Mullin to become the favorite in race to fill Inhofe's Senate seat
Republican Rep. Markwayne Mullin will be the GOP nominee for the special election to fill Sen. Jim Inhofe's Oklahoma Senate seat, CNN projected. As the Republican nominee, Mullin is in a strong position to win the general election this fall in the conservative state. He will face off against former Democratic Rep. Kendra Horn.
Inhofe, a veteran of the Senate, announced in February that he would retire in January 2023, sparking the special election.
Mullin, who represents Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District, defeated former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon in Tuesday's runoff. Mullin advanced to the runoff after leading the first round with 44% of the vote, and that was before an endorsement from former President Donald Trump.
Read more key takeaways here.
Josh Brecheen will win the Republican runoff race in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District, CNN projects.
Brecheen will face Naomi Andrews, the only Democratic candidate who filed to run. Oklahoma Republicans currently hold all five of the state’s US House seats and are expected to maintain that control in November’s election.