Highlights from last night's primaries in Georgia, Oregon and the special election in California's 20th District:

  • In OR-05, DCCC-backed Janelle Bynum easily defeats ‘22 Democratic nominee Jamie McLeod-Skinner.
  • Outside groups spent heavily to boost Democrat Maxine Dexter over Rep. Jayapal’s sister, Susheela Jayapal, in the Portland-based OR-03.
  • Kevin McCarthy’s former district director, Vince Fong, wins the special election to fill the rest of McCarthy’s term.

In Oregon’s 5th District, Democrats nominated state Rep. Janelle Bynum to take on Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer, one of the most vulnerable House Republicans in the country. Bynum won the primary by a landslide, defeating 2022 nominee Jamie McLeod-Skinner 69%-31% in the suburban Portland district (as of this morning, 70% of votes had been counted). McLeod-Skinner, who unseated Blue Dog Rep. Kurt Schrader in the 2022 primary but went on to narrowly lose the general election to Chavez-DeRemer, started out as the initial favorite with a wide lead in polls. But national Democratic groups — including the DCCC, which rarely takes sides in primaries — spent millions of dollars on ads boosting Bynum and hammering McLeod-Skinner, a progressive

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