The most notable results from August's primaries

Primaries leading up the 2022 Midterm election in November have been continuing throughout the month of August. Here's a look at some of the most notable election results this month.

Republican Ron DeSantis will be challenged by Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist, who easily defeated Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried after a testy Democratic primary.

As expected, Rep. Val Demings easily prevailed in the four-way Florida Democratic primary on Tuesday for U.S. Senate, setting up a much- anticipated contest against Republican incumbent Marco Rubio this fall.

The chairman of the Denmocratic Congressional Campaign Committee survived a challenge from a progressive. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney had come under intense fire from state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi as the two vied for a newly drawn New York district.

Rep Liz Cheney lost the Wyoming GOP primary and her spot as the state's sole House lawmaker. But she's not abandoning politics yet, announcing just hours after her loss that she's considering a 2024 presidential run.

With the backing of former President Donald Trump, Harriet Hageman faced incumbent Cheney in August 16's Republican primary and won.

Businessman Nick Begich llI, former Gov. Sarah Palin and tribal activist Mary Pelftola will advance to the November general election for Alaska's sole congressional district.

Trump-backed candidates pulled ahead in Arizona's GOP primaries, a sign that the former president may still have a hold over Republicans in the state. Arizona is one of a handful of Senate races considered a "toss- up" this fall.

Mark Finchem, an Arizona legislator, has long promoted rup the election. He won his GOP primary to be the chief election officer against multiple se claims abou rivals.

Former television news anchor kari Lake has wo the Republican nomination for Arizona governor, climbing past her opponent's early lead and rounding out the victory for Trump-backed candidates in the swing state.

In Michigan, Trump-backed Tudor Dixon won the GOP gubernatorial primary and will face Democratic incumbent Gretchen Whitmer in the fall.

Kansas voters overwhelmingly upheld the right to an abortion in the nation's first test vote on abortion access since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes secured the Democratic Senate nomination in Wisconsin. He's trying to unseat GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, whom Democrats hope could be one of the few vulneralble GOP incumbents on the 2022 map.

In Minnesota, the biggest upset of the night was Democratic Rep. lban Omar, who won by a razor-thin margin of under 3,000 against a centrist pro-cop challenger. In 2020, Omar won the district by 35,000 votes.

In Vermont, state Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint has won the Democratic primary for the state's lone House seat, making her the favorite to become the state's first woman to serve in Congress,