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Politics The Latest: Voters in 4 states deciding primary elections

23:50  08 may  2018
23:50  08 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — 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 .

The primary election developed from this reform movement. In a primary election , registered In a closed primary a registered voter may vote only in the election for the party with which that voter is The Republican Party, unlike the Democratic Party, allows each state to decide whether to use the

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, former Massey CEO and West Virginia Republican Senatorial candidate, Don Blankenship, speaks during a town hall to kick off his campaign in Logan, W.Va. Voters in the heart of Trump country are ready to decide the fate of Republican Senate candidate Don Blankenship, a brash businessman with a checkered past who’s testing the appeal of President Donald Trump’s outsider playbook in one of the nation’s premiere midterm contests. The West Virginia primary comes as voters across four states decide primary elections Tuesday in states Trump carried in 2016. In most cases, the candidates are jockeying to be seen as the most loyal to the president. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, former Massey CEO and West Virginia Republican Senatorial candidate, Don Blankenship, speaks during a town hall to kick off his campaign in Logan, W.Va. Voters in the heart of Trump country are ready to decide the fate of Republican Senate candidate Don Blankenship, a brash businessman with a checkered past who’s testing the appeal of President Donald Trump’s outsider playbook in one of the nation’s premiere midterm contests. The West Virginia primary comes as voters across four states decide primary elections Tuesday in states Trump carried in 2016. In most cases, the candidates are jockeying to be seen as the most loyal to the president. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Tuesday's primaries in four states (all times local):

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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. Vice President Mike Pence's brother Greg is hoping to get the Republican nod for an open congressional seat.

In Ohio, voters are choosing their gubernatorial nominees and a Republican U.S. Senate candidate.

And in North Carolina, voters are picking their parties' nominees for dozens of legislative and congressional primary races.

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Donald Trump's political action committee is airing ads in West Virginia urging Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin to support his pick to run the CIA.

The ads paid for by America First are running as Republican primary voters decide Tuesday who will face the second-term Democrat in a fall election both parties see as critical to Senate control.

In the ad, CIA director nominee Gina Haspel is described as "a decorated intelligence officer admired by allies around the globe with bipartisan support."

Haspel is acting director and would be the first woman to be confirmed. She has faced questions about involvement in the intelligence agency's past program of detaining and brutally interrogating terrorism suspects.

The ad concludes: "Call Sen. Manchin. Tell him to support Gina Haspel for CIA director."

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12:10 a.m.

Voters in the heart of Trump country are ready to decide the fate of Don Blankenship, a brash businessman and GOP outsider with a checkered past who is testing the appeal of President Donald Trump's outsider playbook in one of the nation's premiere U.S. Senate contests.

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Midterm primaries in four states cast their ballots Tuesday, giving a peek at the candidates who will be up for several Congress and Senate seats in November. In Pennsylvania, six women won their primary challenge, including four Democrats and one Republican, making it all but certain that the

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Voters across four states Trump carried in 2016 are deciding primary elections Tuesday. The stakes are high as the GOP braces for potential major losses this fall.

Trump warned Monday that a Blankenship win in West Virginia's Republican primary would destroy the party's chance of defeating Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in November.

The retired coal executive was released from prison last year for his role in a mine explosion that killed 29 men. Blankenship says no one will tell West Virginians how to vote.

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018 file photo, former Massey CEO and West Virginia Republican Senatorial candidate, Don Blankenship, speaks during a town hall to kick off his campaign in Logan, W.Va. Voters in the heart of Trump country are ready to decide the fate of Republican Senate candidate Don Blankenship, a brash businessman with a checkered past who’s testing the appeal of President Donald Trump’s outsider playbook in one of the nation’s premiere midterm contests. The West Virginia primary comes as voters across four states decide primary elections Tuesday in states Trump carried in 2016. In most cases, the candidates are jockeying to be seen as the most loyal to the president. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018 file photo, former Massey CEO and West Virginia Republican Senatorial candidate, Don Blankenship, speaks during a town hall to kick off his campaign in Logan, W.Va. Voters in the heart of Trump country are ready to decide the fate of Republican Senate candidate Don Blankenship, a brash businessman with a checkered past who’s testing the appeal of President Donald Trump’s outsider playbook in one of the nation’s premiere midterm contests. The West Virginia primary comes as voters across four states decide primary elections Tuesday in states Trump carried in 2016. In most cases, the candidates are jockeying to be seen as the most loyal to the president. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Greg Pence talks about his congressional campaign during an interview at Zaharakos in Columbus, Ind. Pence is running for the 6th Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. Luke Messer. ( Mike Wolanin/The Republic via AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Greg Pence talks about his congressional campaign during an interview at Zaharakos in Columbus, Ind. Pence is running for the 6th Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. Luke Messer. ( Mike Wolanin/The Republic via AP, File)

In most states, Democrats are making big gains relative to 2016. Not in Florida. .
We spoke with an expert to figure out why.“In Florida’s final special election before the November mid-terms,” the Miami Herald reported, “Democrats once again took a swing district in the nation’s largest swing state.

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