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Recap of June 14 Primaries: Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, Maine

by | Jun 15, 2022

By Karen Cross

Political Action Director

On Tuesday, June 14th, four states held primary elections. In addition, there was a special election in Texas’s 34th District to immediately fill the vacancy left by pro-abortion Rep. Filemon Vela’s resignation. 


National Right to Life-endorsed Adam Laxalt won the Republican nomination for Senate. He will face pro-abortion incumbent Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in the general election. Cortez Masto has an extreme record on abortion. She supports a policy of abortion on demand for any reason, and she would use taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions. She is out of touch with Nevada voters. 

National Right to Life-endorsed Congressman Mark Amodei won his primary in the 2nd District to serve another term. Due to redistricting and the current political climate, Republicans have a real shot at taking all four Nevada Congressional districts in the 2022 elections. 

North Dakota

National Right to Life-endorsed Sen. John Hoeven officially won the Republican nomination to serve another term in the Senate. Hoeven holds a 100% pro-life voting record with National Right to Life. 

South Carolina

National Right to Life-endorsed Congresswoman Nancy Mace prevailed in the 1st Congressional District after a hard-fought primary campaign. Pro-life Congressman Tom Rice lost his primary to pro-life State Representative Russell Fry in the 7th Congressional District. 


Pro-life former Congressman Bruce Poliquin won the Republican nomination to win back his seat in the 2nd Congressional District. The race is expected to be highly competitive. It is currently held by pro-abortion Congressman Jared Golden (D).

Texas Special Election

In the 34th Congressional District, National Right to Life-endorsed Republican Mayra Flores was victorious over pro-abortion Democrat Dan Sanchez. Flores makes history as the first Mexican-born woman to be elected to Congress. Her win confirms the rapidly shifting political allegiances of Hispanic Americans in South Texas. The 34th district which is based in the Rio Grande Valley is approximately 84% Hispanic. President Biden carried the district in the 2020 election, but it has swung swiftly toward the Republican Party since. 

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