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Democrats pick Ned Lamont for governor in Connecticut

Businessman and activist Ned Lamont has won the Democratic nomination for governor of Connecticut, pushing past Joe Ganim, a former felon who staged a comeback to become mayor of Bridgeport. According to the Associated Press, Lamont led by 70 points with 11 percent of precincts reporting.

Lamont, who defeated then-Senator Joe Lieberman in a 2006 Democratic primary — and lost a 2010 primary to now-Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.) — had been favored to win the primary since securing the party’s endorsement at its May convention. But Ganim ran an aggressive campaign, painting the wealthy Lamont as an elitist unable to relate to working class voters, and accusing the state party of colluding with him to run up the score in the primary.

Live primary results: Florida and Arizona, plus Oklahoma runoffs

There are big races today in Arizona and Florida. In both states, voters are picking their candidates for key Senate races, though in Florida the winners have looked clear for months. In Florida, voters in both parties are weighing in on their candidates for governor.

Meanwhile, in Oklahoma, voters are choosing candidates in runoffs, including for the GOP nominee for governor.

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