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The midterm primary season is back after a slow July. With less than 100 days until November’s general election, voters in five states — Missouri, Kansas, Michigan, Arizona and Washington — head to the polls to decide primary races for the Senate, House of Representatives and key governors. Check below for live updates from a jam-packed primary night: 10:20 p.m. ETERic Schmitt, the state’s attorney general, has emerged victorious in Missouri’s GOP US Senate primary. Schmitt battled U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler and former Gov. Eric Greitens, who faces domestic abuse charges from his ex-wife. Schmitt’s opponent is not yet known as Trudy Busch Valentine and Lucas Kunce continue to jockey for the Democratic nod. 10 p.m. The polls have closed in Arizona, the last state of the night. 9:50 p.m. President Donald Trump has secured the Republican nomination for governor of Michigan. Dixon, a first-time candidate, beat a field led by Kevin Rinke and Garrett Soldano. On the Democratic side, incumbent Governor Gretchen Whitmer took the nomination, running unopposed. Dixon and Whitmer will face off in a contentious gubernatorial race, which Cook’s Political Report characterized as a toss-up until recently, shifting it to “a handful of Democrats.” The video below: Michigan voters to choose Whitmer’s GOP challenger 9:45 p.m. protections in the state constitution for abortion rights. Right now, 66% of Kansans voted to keep the protections in place, while 34% voted against the amendment. This is the first major popular vote on abortion rights since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Video below: Critics worry about misleading text surrounding amendment 29:15 p.m. ettled, according to the AP. Incumbent Governor Laura Kelly won the Democratic nomination, meanwhile, Derek Schmidt, the state’s attorney general, won the Republican nomination, setting up a general election contest in November. won the GOP nomination for US Senate.Video below: Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran talks about how the US can help besieged Ukraine 9 p.m. In the first popular vote since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, voters will decide whether to amend the state constitution to remove protections for abortion rights. . Additionally, Rep. Peter Meijer, a Republican who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump a second time, is trying to fend off challengers to his political right. 8 p.m. to watch the Republican and Democratic primary battles for the US Senate. U.S. Rep. Vicki Hartzler is looking to defeat Attorney General Eric Schmidt and disgraced former Gov. Eric Greitens, who is facing domestic abuse allegations from his ex-wife, in the GOP primary . Meanwhile, beer heiress Trudy Busch Valentine faces Lucas Kunce, a former Marine, for the Democratic nomination. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

The midterm primary season is back after a slow July. With less than 100 days until November’s general election, voters in five states – Missouri, Kansas, Michigan, Arizona and Washington – head to the polls to decide primary races for the Senate, House of Representatives and key governors.

Watch below for live updates from a jam-packed main night:

10:20 p.m. ET

Eric Schmidt, the state’s attorney general, has emerged victorious in Missouri’s GOP US Senate primary.

Schmitt battled U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler and former Gov. Eric Greitens, who faces domestic abuse charges from his ex-wife.

Schmitt’s not yet known opponent Trudy Busch Valentine and Lucas Kunce continue to jockey for the Democratic nod.

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Missouri Attorney General and Republican Senate candidate Eric Schmidt speaks to supporters at the Colton Annex on July 30, 2022 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

10 p.m. ET

The polls have closed in Arizona, the last state of the night.

9:50 p.m. ET

Tudor Dixon, the conservative media personality endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has secured the Republican nomination for governor of Michigan.

Dixon, a first-time candidate, defeated a field led by Kevin Rinke and Garrett Soldano.

On the Democratic side, incumbent Governor Gretchen Whitmer received the nomination, unopposed.

Dixon and Whitmer will face off in a contentious gubernatorial race, which the Cook Political Report called a toss-up until recently, shifting it to “Slightly Democratic.”

Video below: Michigan voters to choose Whitmer’s GOP opponent

9:45 p.m. ET

With about 45% of the vote in Kansas, Kansas voters appear to be leaning toward maintaining the state’s constitutional protections for abortion rights.

Right now, 66% of Kansans voted to keep the protections in place, while 34% voted against the amendment.

This is the first major popular vote on abortion rights since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Video below: Critics worry about misleading text surrounding Amendment 2

9:15 p.m. ET

Early returns to Kansas have already led to several games.

Both gubernatorial primaries appear to be settled, according to the AP. Incumbent Governor Laura Kelly won the Democratic nomination, meanwhile, Derek Schmidt, the state’s attorney general, won the Democratic nomination, setting up a general election showdown in November.

Also, incumbent Senator Jerry Moran, who has served since 2011, won the GOP nomination for US Senate.

Video below: Kansas Senator Jerry Moran on how the US can help besieged Ukraine

9 p.m. ET

Polls close in Michigan and Kansas.

An abortion ballot is taking center stage in Kansas. In the first popular vote since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, voters will decide whether to amend the state constitution to remove protections for abortion rights.

Meanwhile, in Michigan, a contested GOP primary for governor is the race to watch. Additionally, Rep. Peter Meijer, a Republican who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump a second time, is trying to fend off challengers to his political right.

UNITED STATES - MAY 12: Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Mich., attends a news conference at Invest for Protection Action outside the x20;Capitol on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

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Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Mich., participates in a press conference on the Invest to Protect Act outside the Capitol on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

8 p.m. ET

The polls have closed in Missouri, the first state of the night.

The two key races to watch are the Republican and Democratic primary battles for the US Senate.

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler is looking to defeat state Attorney General Eric Schmitt and embarrass former Gov. Eric Greitens, who is facing domestic abuse allegations from his ex-wife, in the GOP primary. Meanwhile, beer heiress Trudy Busch Valentine faces Lucas Kunce, a former Marine, for the Democratic nomination.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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