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Noem wins in South Dakota, seeks to become state’s first female governor

Rep. Kristi Noem won the Republican nomination for governor of South Dakota, taking a major step toward becoming the first woman in the history of the state to hold the top job.

Noem defeated state Attorney General Marty Jackley. With all precincts reporting, Noem defeated Jackley 56 percent to 44 percent.

Noem will begin as a heavy favorite against the winner of the Democratic primary. South Dakota leans strongly conservative.

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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