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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 .

WASHINGTON (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 .

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):

Election 2018: Here's What You Need to Know About the May 8 Primary Elections

  Election 2018: Here's What You Need to Know About the May 8 Primary Elections Primary voters in four states will head to the polls on Tuesday ahead of the November mid-term elections. TLoad Error

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 .

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 .

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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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  GOP frets over West Virginia as 4 states decide primaries Voters in the heart of Trump country are ready to decide the fate of Don Blankenship, a brash West Virginia businessman and Republican outsider with a checkered past who is testing the appeal of President Donald Trump's outsider playbook in one of the nation's premiere Senate contests. 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.Load Error

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 .

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 .

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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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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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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 .

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 .

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)

The Latest: Storm-related outages delay counting of ballots .
Storm-related power outages are delaying the counting of some paper ballots in Pennsylvania. Severe thunderstorms swept across Pennsylvania on Tuesday afternoon. The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reports ballot scanners in the towns of Clarks Green, Clarks Summit and Archbald are down. Officials say voting is continuing uninterrupted. Completed ballots are being put in storage until the power comes back on. Several polling places outside Harrisburg lost power as well. Crews are setting up generators.5:25 p.m.

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