Republicans pledge to show OH is still 'a Trump state'

AG Patrick Morrisey wins Republican nomination for US Senate seat in W.Va.

Rep. Evan Jenkins, a Democrat-turned-Republican who ousted a longtime Democratic incumbent to take his House seat in West Virginia just four years ago, also fell short in his Senate race.

Despite the headwind, Blankenship saw a brief surge in polls days before the ballot was open, spooking Republicans who fear such a divisive figure would be unable to unseat the incumbent Democrat Senator Joe Manchin.

Morrisey's victory could help avert a potential political disaster for the GOP who have been bracing for major losses in the fall midterm elections.

In the end, Congressman Jim Renacci, blessed by Trump, came on top in the Republican race, while Richard Cordray, a former bureaucrat, would represent the Democrats in the governor race.

President Donald Trump touted the success of the three Republicans who won their state primaries Tuesday night. Joe Manchin, D, W.Va., in the November 6 general election, invoking Manchin's name close to a dozen times as "liberal Joe".

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In all three states and North Carolina, House primaries offered a lens into the battle for control of the lower chamber of Congress. Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., became the first sitting House member to lose in a primary this year. Molly Born and Jesse Wright have more on that and the other notable state-level races.

Republicans had primary races in West Virginia, Indiana and Ohio.

Donnelly, one of the most conservative Democratic senators, ran unopposed for renomination.

With Blankenship's loss and wins in other states, the GOP may be poised to gain a few seats in the Senate.

IN and West Virginia are particularly inviting targets for Republicans seeking to flip a Democratic seat, given Trump's margins of victory in those states and the party's dominance in state government. He has tweeted against Blankenship and stood beside Renacci at a campaign rally, proving that despite controversies regarding his alleged collusion with Russian Federation and affair with a adult film star, his grip on his base is still firm. Here are some of the biggest winners and losers in key races from Tuesday night.

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Manchin, who has held elected office in West Virginia for the better part of three decades, is expected to face the most hard re-election campaign of his career against the comparative newcomer Morrisey. Sherrod Brown in the fall.

He will face Democrat Dan McCready in November in a race that Democrats have targeted.

"We are conceding the election", Blankenship said bluntly, before reflecting on his run and why people shouldn't feel sorry for him.

Patrick Morissey enters his campaign headquarters to a welcome from supporters in Kearnesville, W.Va., after winning the Democratic Primary for the West Virginia Senatorial seat Tuesday evening. But losing Mr. Trump's confidence, as Blankenship did, can be costly. I failed them, yet I do not know what more I could have done. The head of the Senate Republican campaign arm highlighted Blankenship's criminal history. Blankenship was the chief executive of Massey Energy when the company's Upper Big Branch mine exploded in 2010, killing 29 miners. Much more galling, however, were Blankenship's racist attacks on the family of McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, the current USA secretary of transportation.

Blankenship retired eight months later, was sentenced to a year in prison for conspiring to break mine safety laws, a misdemeanor, and served a year in a California prison.

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He 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. Tomorrow, I may be in Aruba before sunset.

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