Blankenship Fails, Establishment Republicans Breathe a Sigh of Relief Following Primary Results

11 May, 2018, 01:41 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
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It looks like the GOP escaped another potential Roy Moore fiasco in West Virginia after the convict and former coal CEO Don Blankeship lost the GOP Senate primary.

Coal baron Don Blankenship, who recently finished a prison sentence after conspiring to violate federal safety and health laws at a West Virginia mine where an explosion killed 29 people in 2010, lost his Republican primary bid Tuesday night.

"To the great people of West Virginia, we have, together, a really great chance to keep making a big difference".

Franklin County Recorder Danny O'Connor won a crowded Democratic primary for the congressional seat formerly held by Republican Pat Tiberi, while state Sen.

His speech last week to the National Rifle Association in Dallas put him before thousands of gun-rights activists who actively backed his campaign.

Manchin is a conservative-leaning Democrat, which has worked well for him in the past, but it seems that the state is trending more Republican. Trump tweeted early Wednesday. Trump endorsed the congressman in the primary.

Rupp said the Senate race will be the most closely watched in West Virginia in a generation. He will now go up against incumbent Democratic Sen.

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(4) Speaking of IN, party insiders are pleased with the nomination of businessman and outside Mike Braun, who will bring a considerable amount of personal resources to the table as he seeks to unseat Joe Donnelly IN a state Trump carried handily. Upon his release, he started to portray himself as the next Donald Trump, indeed as more Trump than Trump himself.

Pepper boasted that Hamilton County saw more Democratic primary voters than Republican voters for the first time in 36 years - 49,424 Democratic ballots to 49,174 Republican ballots.

Mid-term elections are typically hard for the party in power, and this year's is no exception. Washington has utterly failed us, and I think Joe Manchin's been part of the problem, and so we're gonna work to bring everyone together; I think that's gonna happen quickly, and we're gonna make sure that we're laying out the real, different policy issues.

The races in both states are classified as tossups by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, while the OH contest is rated as "lean Democratic".

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey already is thinking it's November. "Patrick Morrisey will likely lose the general election".

"The president's standing with independent voters is pretty poor, and whoever is running in November is going to need those independent voters".

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This tracks pretty close to Trump's net approval rating among voters. He defeated Dennis Kucinich, the staunchly liberal ex-congressman who had the backing of Our Revolution, an advocacy group set up by allies of Senator Bernie Sanders. He will now face Mike DeWine in November to determine who will replace outgoing Ohio Governor John Kasich.

The president's tweet comes after four states held primary elections on Tuesday-Ohio, North Carolina, Indiana and West Virginia. "He will be a great Governor with a heavy focus on HealthCare and Jobs".

West Virginia occupies a unique place in the political universe.

Across the board, the Republican turn out was higher in OH, though overall voter turnout was lower than typical primaries. Are voters enthusiastic about voting them into political office?

Meanwhile, GOP voters in IN chose wealthy businessman Mike Braun over two sitting congressmen to lead the party's charge against a vulnerable Democratic senator in the fall.

Shortly after being called as the victor, Morrisey pivoted and turned his attention toward Manchin, whose race against progressive newcomer Paula Jean Swerengin was called early Tuesday evening.

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