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Inside the forecast: welcome to the most important primary party of the year

Former President Donald Trump’s influence is at stake in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. In Oregon, a cryptocurrency-backed group is spending millions on an obscure congressional primary. And it all happens Tuesday night.

In the latest episode of “Inside the Forecast,” POLITICO’s Steve Shepard provides an overview of all the major May 17 primaries: Senate races in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, key Republican primaries for governor in Pennsylvania and Idaho and the critical House primaries in all five states, including the nation’s most expensive congressional race in Oregon.

Watch this week’s episode of Inside the Forecast with Steve Shepard to find out why this might be the most important primary date of the year.