Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin and Rep. John Mica of Florida, two long-serving Republicans, survived conservative challenges in Tuesday’s primaries.
Thompson, running for the Senate seat being vacated by Herb Kohl, beat businessman Eric Hovde by a slim 31 to 34 percent margin.
Mica, who currently serves in the House, came far ahead of Sandy Adams, a fellow Representative pitted against Mica due to redistricting. Mica came in with 61.6 percent of the vote while Adams followed with 38.84 percent.
However, one Florida Representative is not faring as well in the face of his primary challenge. Rep. Clifford Stearns, a 12-term member of Congress, is currently running behind Ted Yoho, a veterinarian running under the tea party banner.
While Stearns falls behind 33.14 percent to 34.34 percent with all precincts reporting, the incumbent has not yet conceded.