Kobach is known on the national stage for his staunchly conservative views on immigration and voting.
In a stunning upset, 28-year-old political newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated Rep. Joe Crowley, a powerful house Democrat.
Voters go to the polls on Tuesday in Nevada, South Carolina and Virginia.
For the first time, people across the state can rank the candidates they want to represent them in the general election.
But incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey secured the GOP nomination.
It's the 42nd state legislative seat that Democrats have turned from red to blue during Donald Trump's presidency.
The upset comes after widespread teacher protests over pension and education budget cuts.
If elected, the former party leader in the state legislature would be the nation’s first black female governor.
McGrath's victory continues the success women and political newcomers have found in Democratic primaries.
The president is very popular among the Republican base -- which means GOP lawmakers have little incentive to challenge him.
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Both incumbents are expected to prevail, but will face tougher general election fights.
Will Michelle Obama follow in Hillary's footsteps and eventually run for the Senate in Illinois? We certainly hope so.
The political parties in the United States may well be more divided than they have been since the Civil War. In the 112th