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Takeaways From First Primaries Since Roe Vs Wade Overturned

Joe O'Dea during a primary election night watch party in Denver, Colorado, on June 28.

Joe O'Dea during a primary election night watch party in Denver, Colorado, on June 28.

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New York (AP) -- A rare Republican who supports abortion rights found success in Colorado in the first primary elections held since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, while New York's first female governor positioned herself to become a major voice in the post-Roe landscape.

In Illinois, Democrats helped boost a Republican gubernatorial candidate loyal to former President Donald Trump in the hopes that he would be the easier candidate to beat in November. And in at least two states, election deniers were defeated, even as pro-Trump lightning rods elsewhere won.