Blankenship's two more establishment opponents - Morrisey and Rep. Evan Jenkins - largely ignored the coal baron after he announced his candidacy past year.
The Democratic Party's core message in 2018 is simple: The Republican Party gave giant tax cuts to its superrich donors - and plans to pay for them by taking health care away from working people.
Hopelessly behind in West Virginia, Blankenship conceded defeat Tuesday night. Gibbons raised funds for Trump's presidential campaign. "President Trump, if you're listening now, let me tell you, your tweet was huge!" Morrisey said he'll put his record of fighting the state's opioid epidemic up again the former governor's. "I get my guns back in a day or two, so I am going to win either way tonight". "We all share the same conservative values and goals".
"Based on where it is at right now, I think he probably had a pretty significant impact", he said.
In ads, McGraw had attacked Morrisey for Morrisey's short-term stake in West Virginia. Joe Manchin's general election challenger. The fight she focussed on was over what kind of candidates get selected-what kind of leaders we want. As of almost 10 p.m.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Morrisey grew up in Edison, New Jersey, a New York City metro township named for the American inventor Thomas Edison. In the ad, he asked people to try to tell them apart.
In the OH governor's race, Cordray will face state Attorney General Mike DeWine, who defeated Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor for the Republican nomination.
"We still have a lot of work to do this year".
"We certainly are going to be competitive, yeah", McConnell said.
"This was always about a mission". I never backed down from you or Wall Street. "When he's in IN he acts like one of us, but in Washington he votes against us, against President Trump and in lockstep with the Democrats", Braun said. "I am forever grateful".
Trump signaled optimism that Republicans would do well in the midterms. Control of Congress is at stake in addition to state governments across the nation.
But not so the men and women actually running for office in 2018, especially in the post-industrial landscape of the so-called purple states, as Tuesday's primary election results made clear.
The last two polls of the race that weren't sponsored by either candidate (one of which was conducted for Fox News and one by the Republican GOPAC by National Research) had Morrisey and Evan Jenkins neck and neck with Blankenship in third, though close enough to potentially win given the past predictiveness of primary polling.
Morrisey is the first Republican to serve as attorney general in West Virginia since 1933, his campaign website boasts.
Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell's campaign team takes a jab at a West Virginia Republican who just lost his primary race. But losing Mr. Trump's confidence, as Blankenship did, can be costly. The head of the Senate Republican campaign arm highlighted Blankenship's criminal history. Outlets spent so much time splashing him all over the place, suggesting (and probably hoping) he stood a real chance of winning. Blankenship was convicted in 2015 of conspiring to skirt mine standards at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine, where the disaster occurred in 2010. Six years later a court sentenced the former CEO to one year in prison and a $250,000 fine for conspiracy to evade safety regulations.
He has repeatedly blamed government regulators for the disaster, casting himself as the victim of an overzealous Obama-era Justice Department - an argument Trump regularly uses to dismiss federal agents investigating his campaign's ties to Russian Federation.