Politics

Tuesday’s primaries feature Democratic ideological and stylistic battles that could have a major impact on how competitive the party is in the fall general election. Top contests also feature Democratic women competing — sometimes against each other.

The “Stacey vs. Stacey” face-off in Georgia has drawn national attention as Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans run for governor on competing arguments over the best way to compete against Republicans — by just firing up the base or also trying to sway moderates.

Progressive activists are placing hopes in Laura Moser, the Texas congressional candidate targeted by national Democrats who think she’s too far left to flip a swing district in the Houston suburbs. The populist left is looking to score more wins after finally bringing the fight to party leaders by defeating their favored candidate in a Nebraska primary last week.

Democrats are also hoping to target a suburban House seat in Kentucky, but first they have to settle a primary between two strong candidates with very different backgrounds.

Polls close in Kentucky at 6 and 7 p.m. ET, in Georgia at 7 p.m. ET, at 8 and 9 p.m. ET in Texas and at 8:30 p.m. ET in Arkansas.

Here’s what to watch for as results come in tonight.

Georgia: Democrats’ Identity Crisis On Display

Democrats have struggled for years to win statewide in Georgia, despite the state’s changing demographics. Now in the open race for governor, two candidates are arguing they have the right strategy for victory over the GOP.