In final primaries, heated GOP fights in N.H. include a blow to McCarthy

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The 2022 primaries concluded Tuesday on a familiar note — with voters in Republican races choosing between far-right, election-denying candidates and more moderate rivals, and party leaders divided in contests factoring into the battle for control of Congress.

The result in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District was a blow to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). There, Karoline Leavitt, an ex-member of the Trump White House press team who ran as an “America First” insurgent running against the Washington establishment, defeated Matt Mowers, a former Trump aide backed by McCarthy, according to the Associated Press.

Leavitt, who has emphasized her false claim that the 2020 presidential election was rigged, will face Rep. Chris Pappas (D) in a race seen as a key battlefront in the fight for control of the House. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), the House Republican Conference chair, supported Leavitt, her former staffer.

New Hampshire was one of three states where…

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This article was written by Colby Itkowitz and originally published on