August 24th, 2010
09:47 PM ET

Tracking Key Primary Races: Join the Live Chat

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Sen. John McCain spent $20 million dollars in his fight against conservative talk show host J.D. Hayworth. Will that be enough to win McCain a fifth term? We'll have the primary results in that race and many others across the U.S. tonight on 360°.

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soundoff (86 Responses)
  1. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Good for you Shirley!

    August 24, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  2. David, Indiana

    I think in Arizona John McCain wasn't only looking to protect himself from a challenge from the right, he's reconnecting with Arizona voters.

    A fast moving panel discussion. I agree with John Avlon the senate will be a hard sell for republicans.

    Though I can see that republicans are positioned to make some gains, the democrats have on their side the fact that the economy and job creation are issues they are strong on. drawing on that strength could help them.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  3. Lori, CA

    Shirley Sherrod will find something better.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  4. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    Shirley has to much class to work for morons .

    August 24, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  5. Nina

    Good for shirley sherrod. She is a stand up woman plus how can you ever trust an agency after they canned you due to a blogger!!! Good grief

    August 24, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  6. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Can't wait see Anderson how they are doing now since 5 yrs Hurricane Katrina, Keep Them Honest until tomorrow night,
    I agree with you, too!!!! 🙂

    August 24, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  7. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Oh wow!!!! I am sorry about that Jean W. will not be not elected be president of Haiti...

    August 24, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  8. Lori, CA

    Hi everyone!

    August 24, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  9. Heather - Spokane, WA

    What i find funny about some of these primarys and people spending so much money to run for office is why do they think they need to spend billions on it? Anyone remember back in school when someone ran for school offices, all they had to do was make signs out of colored paper and give a speech and spend 20.00. i think it would save everyone alot by going back to that 🙂

    August 24, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  10. marcy studzinski

    I am a cardiologist in the Treasure Coast and can't believe there are no democratic govenor cadidates....!!!!! How can I become one even though I'm not a billionaire or millioniare! I'm ready to throw my hat in the ring! We all need some help!

    August 24, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  11. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Getting people to turn out to vote at Primary's have been an issue for both parties, much more to republicans than democrats usually.

    When Obama declared his nomination, it did bring a lot of people out to primaries but not sure if the same #'s are being witnessed.

    I think we are to the tail end of the primary season, and the next couple of months will be really interesting and dreadful. This election will definitely be part of history lessons for sure.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  12. Dion

    I would not predict that 2012 will imitate 2000 or 2004. The Republicans have no outstanding candidate right now. Obama can reinvent himself if he gets out among the electorate. Also, I see the Repubicans heading further to the right as they patronize their base.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  13. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    You have to play the music the audience wants to hear. In conservative states conservative Republicans do better; in more moderate states, moderate Republicans do better.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  14. Dion

    Republicans have no grasp of governance. Independents will have only themselves to blame if the Republicans carry November and win out. The Republicans have shown as recently as today by Boehner that they have no economic policy.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  15. Heather - Spokane, WA

    @Roger, i have to agree with that because the man has money and he just proved by spending so much money on this primary that he is trying to buy his way back in

    August 24, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  16. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I remember James Carville saying the Republican Party was dead for the next 40 years on election night in 2000. He missed by 38 years.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  17. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Election nights are always interesting...some of these races are still be counted even though the polls closed in Florida 3 hours ago and in Arizona 17 minutes ago. It's usually late into the evening before the results are finally known on these close races. I guess by morning, we'll know what shakes out.

    Thanks John King for keeping us up-to-date!

    August 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  18. Heather - Spokane, WA

    @Sharon, I think they really should be honest because then they may have a better rep with everyone and they would be more human

    August 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  19. Roger

    McCain is trying to buy his way back into the senate. Why does he not simply try to run on issues?

    Maybe his stances have changed too much. 🙂

    August 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  20. adrian

    Hi John, just dont think john McCain has it in him anymore.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  21. Sherri

    It wasn't so long ago that J. D. Hayworth was actively campaigning for John McCain, during the 2000 presidential election. They are fighting for a piece of the turf and there are no friends in Washington.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  22. Renard

    Anyone care to predict the winner of the real Arizona Senate Race

    August 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  23. Sharon Hastings

    These hard fought (and expensive) election races are such a demonstration of politics 101. Have you ever seen such flipping and flopping around on issues and stances formerly taken. What happened to "the Maverick" for instance??? He's suddenly a conservative?? No one can afford to be honest about what he or she really thinks.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  24. Heather - Spokane, WA

    @Mike, what i take from them is are they really going to do what they say they are going to do. i think that is why it is a good idea to see what they say then and now about things because then you really do see if they mean it or not, but then I am an independant

    August 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  25. Marlene

    Partisan primaries do not give bigger picture of what may happen in November elections. I propose that the parties have an pre-primary in July?, and let the primary be a real 'primary'. A Florida resident!

    August 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  26. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    There are 5 states Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma and Vermont.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  27. David, Indiana

    Good evening John Roberts, Isabel, Emily, Starr, Megan, Sree, Nicole, everyone.

    Did it look like a lot of red on the map in the house of representatives elections that John King showed?

    Interesting pt raised by both Roland Martin and Eric Erickson about the middle ground. Though seeing John McCain prevailing seems to show a candidate who works across the aisle or stands on the middle ground can do well.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  28. Dion

    Senator McCain is not the same candidate he was in 2000. He has gone hard right.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  29. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    So what happens after the primary's and we start counting the votes in Nov. are we to spend the next two years in a dead lock until we either vote in the same president and continue the dead lock or vote in a republican and break the deadlock .

    August 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  30. Renard

    John McCain might have to spend $40,000,000 to get reelected Senator of Arizona because even if he wins tonight he is still weakened and wounded

    August 24, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  31. Alexander

    hey, Alexander here from Australia. which state primaries are being decided today? thanks

    August 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  32. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Heather, all politicians say what they think gets them votes. I liked the McCain of 2000 better than the one today.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  33. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I wouldn't know what to do with 20 million dollars!

    August 24, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  34. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    @ Heather – Spokane, WA
    "It seems like to me that this primary is mainly about four or six people. Is there any other states that are having primarys tonight?"

    5 states have their primaries tonight: Florida, Arizona, Alaska, Vermont and Oklahoma.

    The "real news" seems to be the "fight" to win in FL and AZ and how much money is spent to get this.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  35. Heather - Spokane, WA

    What i took from both videos of McCain is that he is just trying to get votes. he is saying anything to get people to vote for him

    August 24, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  36. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yup Sree, Michael, and Heather.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  37. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes, They are........ most primary has to win or lose tonight, I think. I am sure there are lot primary any states.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  38. Kenya

    $20 mill is a heck load of money...it would be sad to see all that money go down the drain. Good luck to Mr. McCain.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  39. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    Heck John is there really anything left to hijack .

    August 24, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  40. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    I think they spent much more $$$ in Florida than they did in Arizona!

    August 24, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  41. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Joh Mccain spent 20 million? Well, i guess if you got it, use it......

    August 24, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  42. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Good Evening everyone.

    Election night and early action.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  43. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening John Roberts and all bloggers. Our Florida primary races down here are very interesting. I'm glad Meek won. Now that Charlie Crist is running as an independent, that will be a great race too.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  44. Heather - Spokane, WA

    It seems like to me that this primary is mainly about four or six people. Is there any other states that are having primarys tonight?

    August 24, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  45. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    There are 5 states to go...... there are winners tonight, I also agree with Samantha says.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  46. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Good evening John and fellow bloggers!

    I sure am interested in my home state's (Arizona) primaries tonight. Always seem to follow this even when I've lived elsewhere.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Ciao and Good evening ladies and gentlemen!

    August 24, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Evening everyone!

    August 24, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Kenya

    Good evening John Roberts, Mr. Cooper and everyone.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo John Roberts (Anderson,) Megan, Joe, Nicole, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Lori, Adelaide, BettyAnn, Heather, Starr, Sharon, Gabriela, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Charlotte, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina others and my friend Facebook Bloggers!!!!

    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀
    Happy Tuesday night!!! 🙂

    August 24, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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