Republican voters rule primary

In the judicial race, all voters in the state will choose in the three-way race for Supreme Court Associate Justice Position 3 between incumbent Justice Courtney Goodson and challengers David Sterling and Judge Kenneth Hixson.

Trump branded Donnelly as "Sleepin' Joe".

The first major round of primary elections take place Tuesday, with stakes for control of the House and Senate after November's midterm elections. Their governorship recently flipped from Democrat to Republican. And he may have been unelectable by general election voters.

The World Socialist Web Site has highlighted the political significance of the emergence of an openly CIA-military wing of the Democratic Party, with dozens of candidates who come directly from the national security apparatus rather than from more traditional venues such as local and state government, business or legal circles.

The rally comes on the heels of bruising defeats this week for Republican incumbents: Two Indiana congressmen making a bid for a U.S. Senate seat lost to Braun, a North Carolina congressman lost to a pastor and a third incumbent lost in a contested Senate primary in West Virginia. The GOP anxious the brash-ex coal baron would have struggled to defeat Democratic Sen. True, the Republican Party has consistently polled lower than the Democratic Party, but that doesn't mean that the Democrats have won the heart of the general public.

With Blankenship's loss and wins in other states, the GOP may be poised to gain a few seats in the Senate. Blankenship conceded the race as he lagged behind both Morrisey and Rep. Evan Jenkins for the nomination. But West Virginia continues to drift from its New Deal Democrat roots, and Manchin may face the most hard race of his career. The issue won 75 percent of the statewide vote.

In Indiana, Mike Braun, a wealthy former state legislator, won the Republican Senate primary by branding himself as a Trump-like businessman and outsider.

Chief among his targets: Indiana's Democratic Sen.

West Virginia was the race to watch because President Donald Trump won the state with 67.9% of the votes.

"You have to work every day between now and November to elect more Republicans so that we can continue to make America great again", Trump said, referencing his 2016 campaign slogan.

But for a onetime political novice who ran as an outsider, Trump played the role of party champion ahead of midterm elections that typically haunt the party that holds the White House.

The race between DeWine, Ohio's attorney general, and Cordray, the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, could be as bland as it is important.

Unofficial results show 19,721 voters - 16 percent of the county's registered voters - cast ballots in the primaries.

On Election Day, May 22, voters can cast ballots at their normal precinct. He and former University of Cincinnati board chairman Rob Richardson Jr., a Democrat, will face off in November for the seat held by term-limited GOP Treasurer Josh Mandel.

Republicans Rep. Rob Kauffman of the 89th Legislative District and Rep. Paul Schemel of the 90th Legislative District are running unopposed in Tuesday's primary.

Greg Pence, Vice President Mike Pence brother, is the projected victor of Indiana's 6th District GOP primary.

  • Leroy Wright