Surprising victor announced in highly contested West Virginia GOP primary

Don Blankenship addresses the media in 2015 after being found guilty of ignoring safety violations at a mine where 29 people died. He served a year in jail

Democrats outnumber Republicans in Hamilton County's primary for first time in 36 years

In North Carolina, there were more Democratic primary votes cast in two districts, the 2nd and the 9th, than Republican votes. Democrats, according to Congressional Leadership Fund President Corry Bliss, were in disarray.

Brown, the Democratic incumbent, has always been tough on trade, and he praised Trump's moves this year to raise tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Todd Rokita and Luke Messer as cardboard cutouts indistinguishable from each other.

Joe Manchin III said on "Your World" that former coal baron Don Blankenship was the "only truly conservative Republican" candidate in Tuesday's primary race.

The race will continue to receive national attention.

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Voters in four USA state primary elections propelled candidates largely supportive of President Donald Trump's agenda to victory Tuesday, prompting Trump to declare that Republicans "had a great night" he hopes will be repeated in the November midterm elections. There is no reason to believe that Trump had such an impact. It has caused painful memories of Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican who lost a long-held Republican seat previous year after The Washington Post reported that he made unwanted sexual advances to teenage girls when he was in his 30s.

Fearing a November upset if Blankenship were pitted against a perceived vulnerable Manchin, Trump on Monday tweeted to West Virginians to avoid voting for Blankenship.

"If it makes sense for West Virginia, makes sense to me, I vote for it, doesn't matter whether it's Democrat or Republican", Manchin said. State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey won with a little more than a third of the vote.

Republicans fought a nasty primary for the right to take him on. He spent $9 per vote.

"You, yourself, also spread fake news against me", he wrote.

Indeed, a rough guide is that Democrats will pick up an additional three to four seats for every point they gain in the national vote.

The Times did not even name his opponent or explain that the votes Manchin lost were an indication of a shift to the left among sections of working people. They should insist that both Mr. Manchin and Mr. Morrisey come up with specific, practical programs for job creation and addiction treatment in West Virginia, and ways to pay for it. A small state, it hosts one of the most tightly contested Senate races of the midterms. "West Virginia people deserve better".

IN voters are casting ballots in a three-way race for the Republican U.S. Senate seat nomination. After spending more than two decades in the US Army Airborne, with repeated tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Ojeda became an Army recruiter based in Beckley before winning a seat in the State Senate in 2016.

He called a statewide teacher's strike "illegal" in February.

Closely-watched Republican primaries in four states ended Tuesday night, setting the stage for highly anticipated midterm showdowns with Democrats in November. Democrats went with Rich Cordray for governor, tossing aside the insurgent candidacy of Dennis Kucinich. But Republican turnout was down by more.

Morrisey will face Democrat Senator Joe Manchin, who is widely considered to be a weaker incumbent in the U.S. Senate.

As a sign of the political trends, Gov. Jim Justice, a former Republican who switched parties and ran as a Democrat in his successful 2016 run, switched back to the GOP just in time for that rally. So what were the highlights - and what do the primary results say about November?

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