NEW YORK (NEWSnet/AP) — Donald Trump’s name will be seen on the ballot Tuesday for the first time since his conviction on felony crimes, as a handful of states hold the last presidential primary contests of 2024.

Trump, the former president and leading Republican candidate, will be on his party’s primary ballots in Montana, New Jersey and New Mexico.

President Joe Biden, the leading Democratic candidate, will compete in primaries in the same states, plus the primary in Washington, D.C., and one in South Dakota.

Voters will also cast ballots in primary races for federal, state and local offices in those states.

Trump and Biden are both expected to easily prevail in their respective contests, where they’re the last major candidates still running. But the results could signal voter concerns about their choices as November’s election barrels closer.

Even with all major party candidates against Trump having ended or suspended their campaigns, there has been continued noticeable support in the ballot box for former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley. She did say two weeks ago that she would vote for Trump in November; but that was before a New York jury returned a conviction on Trump for 34 counts falsifying business records.

And Biden has faced an ongoing protest vote in recent contests with “uncommitted” or “none of the above” chosen by some voters in states where that is an option on his party’s primary ballot.

Notable state and district races include:

Primary in District of Columbia

 

Voters in D.C. will decide in a primary for the city’s nonvoting delegate to the U.S. House

Primary in Iowa

 

Democrats in the Des Moines-area 3rd Congressional District will choose a nominee to take on Republican U.S. Rep. Zach Nunn, who edged out an incumbent Democrat in 2022.

Primary in Montana

 

The Republican Senate contest in Montana is considered a preliminary to a competitive race in November

Retired Navy SEAL Tim Sheehy has the backing of Trump and national Republican leaders as he faces two other candidates in the primary. The winner will challenge Democratic Sen. Jon Tester.

Republicans will also pick a nominee to replace Rep. Matt Rosendale, who is retiring after he originally sought to run in the Senate contest, but dropped out after Trump endorsed Sheehy.

Primary in New Jersey

 

New Jersey Democrats will pick a candidate to replace Sen. Bob Menendez, who is on trial in New York on federal corruption charges. Menendez decided not to run in the party primary; instead, he filed paperwork to run in the general election as an independent candidate.

Rep. Andy Kim is seen as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination.

Vying for the Republican nomination are businessman Curtis Bashaw, Navy veteran Albert Harshaw, former Tabernacle Deputy Mayor Justin Murphy and Mendham Borough Mayor Christine Serrano Glassner, who has Trump’s backing.

Five Democrats will compete in a primary for the state’s 3rd District, which Kim holds and is expected to stay in Democratic hands in November.

Menendez’s son, first-term Rep. Rob Menendez, is facing a primary challenge in New Jersey’s 8th District from Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla.

Primary in New Mexico

 

In New Mexico, where Democrats hold all three of the state’s U.S. House seats, there is one primary for the 1st District. Republicans Louie Sanchez and Steve Jones will compete to take on incumbent Melanie Stansbury for  a district based in Albuquerque.

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