Election results: Top takeaways from Tuesday’s contests in five states

Primary elections in Kentucky, Georgia, Idaho, and Oregon and a special election in California proved to be a good night for some incumbents facing challengers from their own parties.

In Kentucky, Rep. Thomas Massie (R) easily won the GOP primary, fending off two Republican rivals, as did Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) who won a Democratic primary against two challengers. Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson (R) also survived GOP primary challengers.

Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis won a Democratic primary to continue on in her role. The judge overseeing the Georgia election interference case Willis brought against former President Donald Trump last year also won election to a full term Tuesday night.

But in Oregon, progressive candidates were defeated by more mainstream Democrats in races that could determine
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