Running down the other big GOP primaries
- Rep. John Boozman (R-Ark.) handily won the GOP nomination to challenge whoever wins the Democrats' primary for U.S. Senate, giving the party the candidate it wanted.
- In Arkansas's 1st District, restaurant owner Rick Crawford rolled past Princella Smith, an African American Hill staffer who'd racked up support from establishment conservatives and appeared in multiple stories about the crop of 2010 black Republican candidates. Crawford won 72.8 percent of the vote to 27.2 percent for Smith.
- In Arkansas's 3rd District, Steve Womack and Cecile Bledsoe are headed to a runoff for the right to take the Republican safe seat left open by Boozman's Senate run. Doug Matayo, who won Mike Huckabee's endorsement, came in a poor fifth. In all, only two of the four House candidates Huckabee endorsed in Arkansas won their primaries.
- In Oregon's 5th District, State Rep. Scott Bruun won the GOP nomination to challenge Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) -- Bruun's second attempt at winning this seat after coming short 14 years ago.
- Former basketball player Chris Dudley won, albeit less comfortably than polls suggested he might, the GOP nomination for governor of Oregon.
- In Pennsylvania's 3rd District, Republican businessman Mike Kelly won the right to challenge freshman Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-Penn.).
- In Pennsylvania's 4th District, Keith Rothfus defeated U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan for the GOP nomination, a rare defeat for someone of that political stature, and a bit of a blow to the NRCC.
- In Pennsylvania's 10th District, U.S. Attorney Thomas Marino had better luck and won the GOP nod to challenge Rep. Chris Carney (D-Penn.), giving the party its preferred candidate.
- In Pennsylvania's 8th District, one-term congressman Mike Fitzpatrick easily won the GOP nomination to challenge Rep. Patrick Murphy for his old job.
- On the Democratic side, Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Penn.) won, albeit not impressively, renomination over two opponents -- one of whom, Corey O'Brien, was seen as a serious challenger.
And finally, sadly, Russ Diamond badly lost his GOP run for lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania. That doesn't mean we can't watch his campaign video again.