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Attorney General Morrisey Wins GOP Senate Primary in West Virginia

Her opponent in the governor's race, Mike DeWine, the state's attorney general and a former US senator, abandoned his moderate establishment image and endorsed the construction of a border wall - presumably to keep dissolute Wolverines fans in Mexico where they belong - and the arming of teachers in the classroom with such lunatic zeal that voters were convinced he was the genuine article.

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Roll Call senior political writer Simone Pathé was in West Virginia in the days leading up to the primary, and she explained what she learned there in the latest Political Theater podcast.

Christopher Toney knocked off Republican state Del. The district, located outside of Toledo, voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012, but flipped for Trump in 2016.

Pepper boasted that Hamilton County saw more Democratic primary voters than Republican voters for the first time in 36 years - 49,424 Democratic ballots to 49,174 Republican ballots. "And I just don't think he can pull it off".

In West Virginia, of course, "Cocaine Mitch" happened.

Brown, the Democratic incumbent, has always been tough on trade, and he praised Trump's moves to raise tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

The coal miners union, which helped lead Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) to victory in a recent special election there, has also put its weight behind Ojeda. "He has the conservative views that I have", Vogel said. More than 57,000 voted in the Democratic primary compared to just over 37,000 in the Republican primary, which was a seven-candidate contest to choose a successor to incumbent Republican Jenkins, who chose to run for the US Senate seat.

Incumbent Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) lost the primary to Southern Baptist Rev. Mark Harris, 48.5% to 46.2%.

Based on Tuesday's results, CNN is moving four races to a more competitive ranking - all in favor of the Democrats. She'll face off against first-term Rep. Trey Hollingsworth in November.

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

Almost a year to the day after his release from prison, the bombastic ex-coal executive conceded the Republican Senate nomination Tuesday night but remained defiant. He called the a year ago and a half the "most effective" period for conservatives since he's been in the Senate.

Cordray will face Republican Mike DeWine, a former USA senator who defeated Cordray for attorney general in 2010, in November. They also nominated candidates who proved too radical to win the general election, such as Sharron Angle in Nevada, Todd Akin in Missouri and Richard Mourdock in Indiana.

Advisers said the president was pleased that Republicans nominated Attorney General Pat Morrissey, considered a stronger challenger against Manchin. Claire McCaskill (D) Missouri, Joe Donnelly (D) Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp (D) North Dakota, Sherrod Brown (D) OH, and Manchin are all considered vulnerable this November.

"It didn't work out", Blankenship told reporters Tuesday night in Charleston.

In Durham, Sheriff Mike Andrews was beat by Clarence Birkhead. State Del. Carol Miller won that seven-person contest with 24% of the vote.

The president's most significant win came in West Virginia, where ex-convict Don Blankenship, who touted himself as "Trumpier than Trump", was soundly defeated by state attorney general Patrick Morrisey.

The former coal executive-turned-inmate finished third despite spending over $2.8 million on a campaign that featured over 10,000 TV ads and a new nickname for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

But after Blankenship lost on Tuesday, McConnell - or his social media team - mocked him by tweeting out a meme inspired by the Netflix series "Narcos" that had even the show's official Twitter account nodding in approval.

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