Are Republicans about to nominate a Democrat for the Senate in Indiana?
One of the top candidates in Indiana's GOP primary is labeled in the Republican National Committee's voter files as a "hard Democrat." Mike Braun is an Indiana businessman and former state representative who is seen by operatives in both parties as the front-runner headed into Tuesday's Republican primary to determine who takes on Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in November.
May 7, 2018 . Primary voters in four states will head to the polls on Tuesday ahead of the November mid-term elections . The voting in Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina and West Virginia come as Democrats try to wrest control of the U. S . House of Representatives while Republicans try to hold onto their
Here ' s why President Trump tweeted about West Virginia this morning. West Virginia’s Senate primary may be the most closely watched of the May 8 primaries , and that’s because of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.
Primary voters in four states will head to the polls on Tuesday ahead of the November.
The voting in Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina and West Virginia come as Democrats try to wrest control of the U.S. House of Representatives while Republicans try to hold onto their majority and potentially pick up Senate seats.
Here are some races to watch:
West Virginia’s Senate primary may be the most closely watched of the May 8 primaries, and that’s because of former. After an explosion at Massey’s Upper Big Branch Mine in 2010 killed 29 miners, he spent a year in federal prison after a federal jury convicted him of conspiring to violate mine safety and health standards.
Unable to Excite the Base? Moderate Candidates Still Tend to Outdo Extreme Ones
Research points to a key to political victories in the House: Don’t nominate someone who will motivate the other side to show up.Donald J. Trump’s rise to the G.O.P. nomination and eventual presidential victory gave heft to the idea that extreme candidates can beat moderates by galvanizing their party’s base. That premise is shaping competitive races in both parties.
Election 2018 : Here ' s What You Need to Know About the May 8 Primary Elections .
Here ’ s what you need to know about the main races. And keep an eye on the First and Third Districts, where Republican incumbents may be vulnerable. The Republican Senate primary here is a rare race that was expected to be brutally competitive but ended up not being competitive at all.
Blankenship is running against more conventional Republican candidates Rep. Evan Jenkins and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, while railing against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Blankenship calls him “Cocaine Mitch”). Mainstream Republicans worry that Blankenship may score an upset win in the primary, but then, because of his pugnacious style and checkered history, lose the general election in November to incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin II, a moderate Democrat. (Manchin does have a primary challenger,, but he is expected to prevail.)
On Monday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted to ask West Virginia voters to steer clear of Blankenship and instead vote for his opponents, saying Blankenship “can’t win the General Election in your State…No way!” Trump also said “Remember Alabama,” invoking Roy Moore’s primary victory in Alabama and eventual loss in the general election after multiple women accused him of.
Mississippi Democrat drops Senate bid
A longshot Democratic candidate is ending his bid in Mississippi's special Senate election, a boost for Democrats that are hoping a unified front can help the party have a chance at pulling off a miracle in November. Tupelo Democratic Mayor Jason Shelton announced Tuesday that he would step aside from the race, leaving former Congressman Mike Espy the lone Democrat in the race."The nature of this special election, with a short qualifying period, was such that potential candidates had to make quick decisions about qualifying. The historic significance, and rare opportunity, of this special election was also not lost on me," he said in a statement.
The special election to replace retiring Republican Senator Thad Cochran will not take place until November 6. Since Mississippi special elections Will moderate Democrats or progressive Democrats prove victorious in Tuesday' s primary elections ? And will candidates be pushed further to the left
The North Carolina primary elections are coming up for state Senate and House and Congress seats. Get details on how to register to vote and when to cast votes. Here ' s what you need to know before you vote in the May 8 primary . By Staff reports. April 19, 2018 01:54 PM.
To the great people of West Virginia we have, together, a really great chance to keep making a big difference. Problem is, Don Blankenship, currently running for Senate, can’t win the General Election in your State...No way! Remember Alabama. Vote Rep. Jenkins or A.G. Morrisey!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
The House primary races to watch,, are in the 1st, 7th, 10th, 12th, 14th, and 15th Congressional districts that Democrats are trying to flip from Republican control.
But the big races to watch are the U.S. Senate and the gubernatorial primaries.
Democratic incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown is up for reelection, and the May 8 primary will decide who the progressive Senator will face. There are two Republicans in the field: Rep. Jim Renacci—who Trump endorsed—versus businessman Mike Gibbons.
The primary will decide who will fight to replace current Gov. John Kasich, who has can’t run again after serving two terms. The Cincinnati Enquirer has characterized the race as a
The Latest: Voters in 4 states deciding primary elections
The Latest on Tuesday's primaries in four states (all times local):4:25 p.m.Voters across four states that Donald Trump carried in 2016 are fanning out to decide primary elections.In West Virginia, Tuesday's primary includes races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and the Legislature. The big race to watch is the Republican primary for Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin's seat. One of the candidates is Don Blankenship, who served prison time for a deadly mine accident.Indiana voters are casting ballots in a three-way race for the Republican U.S. Senate seat nomination.
If you plan on voting in the May 8 , 2018 Primary Election , here is what you need to know : **Voter registration deadline is today, Monday, April 9, 2018 . All county boards of elections will extend business hours until 9:00 p.m. tonight to accept registration forms.
Here is the absolute bare minimum you need to know about every important election on May 8 . The Republican primary has already been dubbed one of the nastiest — and most expensive — in the 2018 election cycle, so much so that regardless of which Republican wins, he won’t come out
On the Republican side, State Attorney General Mike DeWine is up against Lt Gov. Mary Taylor. On the Democratic side, the fight is between former Rep. Dennis Kucinich, and former head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during the Obama administration Rich Cordray.
Indiana is Vice President Mike Pence’s home state, which Trump won byEyeing his margin, the three Republican Senate candidates have clung close to Trump as they try to take out Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly. They are Rep. Todd Rokita, Rep Luke Messer, and businessman and former Indiana State Rep. Mike Braun. This primary race has been called the “nation’s nastiest,” according to the and it’s unclear who will win.
Every 12 years, North Carolina has a Blue Moon election—or an election with no statewide races on the ballot—that translates into. And 2018 is one of them. The primaries to watch, according to and Vox, are those deciding the Democratic challengers to incumbent Republican Reps. Richard Hudson, Robert Pittenger, Ted Budd, and George Holding.
A quick guide to May 15 primaries in Pennsylvania, Idaho, Nebraska, and Oregon .
Voters head to the polls in four states to pick candidates for key House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. The next big slate of primaries is up Tuesday, May 15. Voters in four states — Idaho, Nebraska, Oregon, and Pennsylvania will head to the polls to select candidates for key congressional, Senate, and governor’s races. Pennsylvania will be the election headliner of the evening. The state is crucial for the Democrats to have a shot at retaking the House of Representatives in November, and Tuesday will set up match-ups for the midterms.