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Women Candidates Win Big in NC, WV, Ohio and Indiana Primary Races

Women Candidates Win Big in NC, WV, Ohio and Indiana Primary Races

Tuesday's Democratic and Republican primary elections in four states-Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina-confirmed the continued right-ward course in both major capitalist parties, which contrasts sharply to the growing militancy in the working class and the general alienation from both parties in the majority of the population.

Blankenship, the former Massey Energy CEO, came in third place in Tuesday's GOP Senate primary behind Morrisey and Congressman Evan Jenkins.

Trump was set to rally supporters in Elkhart, Indiana, on Thursday night, two days after state Republicans nominated former state lawmaker Mike Braun to challenge vulnerable Democratic U.S. Sen.

Blankenship is a convicted felon.

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. "#WVSen", Team Mitch, the account for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., sarcastically tweeted Tuesday night. Blankenship also referred to McConnell as "Cocaine Mitch" in reference to a report that cocaine was found aboard a ship that was owned by Chao's family. Despite Jenkins" credentials as a sitting congressman, his chances "may be troubled' by a crowded Republican field, Rupp said. This was already seen in the large vote for Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary in West Virginia, which Sanders worked to divert behind the campaign of Hillary Clinton.

President Trump on Twitter Wednesday predicted the Republican Party will win the mid-term elections in November because of the "sooo strong" economy and Nancy Pelosi confirming she supports a tax increase, asking "why wouldn't we win?" Mark Harris, who lost to Pittenger in 2016 by 2 points, won in a rematch this time around. Wealthy businessman Mike Braun prevailed in IN, defeating a pair of congressmen by emulating the president with an outsider campaign. Todd Rokita and Luke Messer as cardboard cutouts indistinguishable from each other.

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.

"For a long time, Washington, D.C., has flown over West Virginia and took on Joe Manchin with his rubber stamp of liberal values", said Morrisey. Walorski won her last two races with comfortable margins after earning a narrow victory in 2012 to the seat vacated by current Democratic Sen. He defeated a Republican who drew national rebuke for comments made about pregnancy that resulted from rape. Vice President Mike Pence's brother Greg is hoping to get the Republican nod for an open congressional seat.




Renacci first entered the governor's race but jumped into the Senate primary after State Treasurer Josh Mandel decided not to run due to his wife's health.

Former NFL player Anthony Gonzalez won the GOP nomination in Ohio's 16th District on Tuesday.

In the GOP Senate race, Renacci emerged victorious with 47 percent of the vote. Gibbons received 31.7 percent and Ackison received 13.1 percent, according to the AP. He will face medical sales businesswoman Susan Moran Palmer, who won the six-candidate Democratic primary. Sherrod Brown in November.

On Wednesday, both Gardner and Bliss pointed to results in OH, the week's busiest primary state, as proof that Democratic turnout was flagging.

Republican leaders had anxious that a win by Blankenship would cost them a plum shot at defeating Sen.

President Trump will make a televised address Friday afternoon on the issue of drug pricing, but little is known about the policy changes he'll propose.

Ohio, like many rust-belt states, has suffered from a decline in manufacturing jobs.