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Maryland, West Virginia and Nebraska 2024 Primaries: Live Results and Analysis

Welcome to 538’s live blog of the May 14 primaries in Maryland, Nebraska and West Virginia! But this is no ordinary live blog. Today, my friends, may be the most interesting primary day of the cycle.

The main event today is the Democratic primary for the open Senate seat in Maryland. The Old Line State could become only the third state to elect a black female senator, but a wealthy white congressman has spent nearly $62 million (!) to make sure that doesn’t happen. Some have argued that this Democratic seat, which should be safe, could be competitive in the fall if Democrats nominate the wrong candidate, but is that really true? We will discuss.

Elsewhere, Republicans could cripple their chances of winning Nebraska’s swing 2nd District in November if they appoint a far-right primary challenger over a moderate incumbent. Meanwhile, tonight we have one race where someone who spent three months in prison for storming the Capitol on January 6 could return there as a U.S. representative, and another race involving a former Capitol Police officer who was there who day was.

And that’s just the beginning; we’ll delve deeper into the primaries, up and down the ballot. Polls close in West Virginia at 7:30 PM Eastern, in Maryland at 8 PM Eastern and in Nebraska at 9 PM Eastern. Plan your evening accordingly!

—Nathaniel Rakich, 538