Interesting Primary Race Elections Today – Results and Open Discussion Thread….

There are key mid-term primary races taking place today in multiple states.  Some of the primary challenges and outcomes could potentially have larger ramifications for the November mid-terms.

In Ohio the race for governor and Senate is interesting. The former Obama ideologue from within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Democrat Richard Cordray, is up against outsider Dennis Kuchinich for the Democrat governors race. Additionally, there are multiple Republican candidates hoping to win their party position for a Senate challenge to incumbent Senator Sherrod Brown.  Also, a bright young Republican candidate, Christina Hagen, is seeking a congressional seat in the Ohio 16th district.

Indiana has a closely watched Senate race. In a state where Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 19 points in 2016, two GOP representatives, Todd Rokita and Luke Messer, and State Rep. Mike Braun will battle it out to determine who takes on Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly, considered one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election this year.

Then in West Virginia there’s a very visible Republican primary contest to determine who will square off against Democrat Senator Joe Manchin.   Trump beat Clinton by over 40 points in West Virginia and the GOP primary is a toss-up.  Rep. Evan Jenkins battling Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and outsider Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy Co.  This race is being widely watched.

CNN Election HQ ResultsAvailable HERE

Fox News Election HQAvailable HERE

New York Times Election ResultsAvailable HERE

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368 Responses to Interesting Primary Race Elections Today – Results and Open Discussion Thread….

  1. Pam says:

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  2. Pam says:

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    • Carrie2 says:

      Craig Caplan, I am sick and tired of so many who have stayed way too long in Congress and/or legislatures. We need only a max of 2 terms of say 3 yrs. everywhere in order to get rid of the detritus and get younger candidates who are patriots and not money grubbers or seeking to be millionaires by ignoring us like our national Congress and many local legislatures in state and cities. We must set the parameters for our supposed representatives and governors or out they go. We hire them so we must not let them think they are boss and go ahead and make all kinds of regulations/laws without our vote and consent! If we don’t get it together, we will no longer have freedom and rights in this country.

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    • elize says:

      Supposedly he’s retiring after this term. At least those of us in his district are praying so.

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  3. fleporeblog says:

    HUGE night for our President and his agenda!

    Look at the spread between Democrat voters versus Republican voters for the Governor Primary!

    Ohio is ALL in on PDJT. James Renacci will defeat Democrat Incumbent Sherrod Brown in November! I have no doubt about it!

    The win for Mike Braun in Indiana was HUGE! A businessman that was inspired by our President is going to destroy Democrat Incumbent Joe Donnelly!

    From the article linked above:

    “Mike Braun ran an amazing campaign against two members of Congress who had home bases of political support to draw on,” Richard Baris, the Director of the Big Data Poll and PPD Election Projection Model said. “He had a similar storyline and appeal of President Donald Trump, without the bluster.”

    Each of the Republican candidates in the race were well-funded, but the outsider captured the pulse of the base. He even aired a new 60-second advertisement during an evening episode of “Roseanne” on ABC, praised by the base for the comedian’s support for President Trump.

    Nevertheless, the race for the U.S. Senate in Indiana is rated Leans Republican on the PPD Election Projection Model.

    Thankfully the people of West Virginia listened to our President and Don Jr. and didn’t elect Blankenship!

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  4. Pam says:

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    • KingBroly says:

      Pittinger losing is very surprising down here. He had a big money advantage and the polling had him up BIGLY. For him to lose…is an Earthquake. And why’d it happen? The Omnibus.

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  5. Pam says:

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  6. IdahoDeplorable says:

    There is also a Congressional race in Idaho to follow. Club for Growth ( see Sundance’s previous post on this Anti-Trump group that is pro-amnesty, pro-obamacare, pro-tpp, etc.) has poured $639,000 in Russ Fulcher’s campaign. They know they can control the strings on him although he is running as a pro-Trump candidate. Idaho needs to know what’s going on and vote for the only true Christian conservative pro-Trump ( not a politician) candidate- Michael Snyder! It’s very hard to compete against money like this and they know it. I wish more people across the country would realize that these races affect all of us! Support pro-Trump candidates where ever they are with money, phone calls, etc.

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    • carterzest says:

      All I’m hearing about are Tommy Alquist and Raul Labrador, both Morman. Wife and I were just discussing our choices, thanks. We’re in Star 🌟.

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      • Dennis Leonard says:

        Mr Carter,
        Here is little info on Tommy,Labrador supported POTUS Trump and served 10 years in the ID legislature
        “2016 Presidential Election

        Ahlquist supported Marco Rubio in the Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016 and served has financial co-chair for Idaho.[65] He did not support President Donald Trump in the general election[66] and wrote in Marco Rubio.[67]”.

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      • IdahoDeporable says:

        Excellent! If you have any questions you can even call Michael directly at 208-946-3352. He’s the real deal. Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, absolutely Pro-Trump from the very beginning. Not like the others who were not with the President until now when it helps them politically. And the best thing is he’s not a politician. Fulcher even said at the last debate that he is not following what is going on with Mueller! Unbelievable.

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    • Dennis Leonard says:

      Mr Idaho,
      I am a personal friend of Russ Fulcher.Now you might want to prove what you are saying about him and the Club For Growth.And as far a Christian,I think he more than meets your standards.I live in Kuna,about 2 miles from the Fulcher home.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      IdahoDeplorable, I think you also want to say why are we allowing then to BUY their way into local or national legislatures. We must just allow a wee bit of money, but not thousands nor hundreds of thousand nor millions. That is asinine to say the least. If they can’t go on their own and win with who they are and have been, then we don’t want them to represent us. When they buy in, like McCain’s re-elections, by those who they will represent, then why vote at all? When they are bought and paid for, then they will not represent us and our country but themselves and big money.

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      • Jedi9 says:

        True! All the more reason to start supporting grass roots efforts for the very same reasons based on principle that you just outlined. We need real candidates, ones that don’t hide behind money and want to serve as a public servant, not ones who represent big dog faced ones. We are in the age of the internet, with a little creative thinking, and intelligent communication strategies there are ways to get the message to the people with out having to resort to big moneyed interests by paying for air time through dumb legacy media.

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    • RunnerMom in Idaho says:

      Yep – I’m a “yes” vote for the non-politician, Michael Snyder, up here in Idaho!

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  7. Fools Gold says:

    If we get 70, Fake news may have to change their tactics. Of course they’re still looking for that blue way. I got news for them. Only from an earthquake in the ocean.

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  8. Pam says:

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    • whoseyore says:

      Not good choices in Indiana, but this guy claimed to be a Democrat when voting in previous elections. Wolf in sheep’s clothing?

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      • IndianaTim says:

        Tough to say. He says he registered as a Democrat because his county was heavily Democrat and he wanted to have a say in local elections. I live in deep-blue Lake County up near Chicago and have done the same thing on occasion, particularly when the Republican primary was largely uncontested. In my neck of the woods, the Dem primary basically IS the general election.

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      • Plain Jane says:

        We must be neighbors Tim.

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      • Plain Jane says:

        DH and I went dem to vote for HC in the primary against BO. That was Operation Chaos. We wanted to keep her fighting BO.

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    • Carl says:

      Crap! Just clicked the link for Braun’s statement and lo and behold the detestable vermin Rick Wilson was the first tweet at the top. Yuck. That dude triggers me!

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  9. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Fake News was predicting (hoping for) a Blankenship win and even had some fake polls to show him ahead. Now networks are calling the race for Morrissey as he is holding on to the top spot at 35% with two thirds of the votes in. The Dems were planning on using Blankenship as a lightning rod candidate they could highlight in various races across the country. (Behind the scenes at CNN – “Curses, foiled again.”)

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  10. NHVoter says:

    Is this good or bad? What do we know about Mark Harris?

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  11. NHVoter says:

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  12. citizen817 says:

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  13. Pam says:

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    • Mickey Wasp says:

      I think the GOPe suppresed the new book by Peter Schweitzer “Empire”. Wouldn’t give him any media time on Fox like they did with “Clinton Cash”. McConnell is as dirty as Blankenship is saying – he just didn’t have the ‘fight back’ personality of inspiration.

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      • annieoakley says:

        That is John Barasso an east coast plant in Wyoming behind Mitch.

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        • Jedi9 says:

          Yeah! Barasso another chicom sellout! Give it some time, Peter Schweitzer’s book will get out there to inform what is really going on with these greedy turncoats!

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  14. Pam says:

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  17. NC Nana says:

    This the North Carolina primary returns at 10:23, 5/8/18

    Dist 02 George Holding (incumbent) 77.43% 88 prcts of 158 reported

    Dist 03 Walter Jones 43.11% 235 prcts of 236 reported

    Dist 05 Virginia Foxx (incumbent) 80.90% 244 prcts of 263 reported

    Dist 09 Mark Harris (challenger) 48.54% 209 prcts of 210 reported
    Robert Pittenger (incumbent) 46.21%

    Dist 10 Patrick McHenry 70.73% 197 prcts of 197 reported

    Dist 11 Mark Meadows 86.36% 281 prcts of 281 reported

    Foxx, McHenry, and Meadows are conservative.

    I think Mark Harris may be conservative too. He lives a considerable distance from us but he ran for office once before and had a good showing. I remember a lot of talk about him at the time. I just don’t recall exactly what it was.

    Other incumbent House Reps did not have challengers for the primary.

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    • Pam says:

      Yes. My congressman didn’t have any challengers but that’s a good thing because he’s not a NeverTrump goon. So, I’m happy. 😀

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      • NC Nana says:

        Not sure what that means. Just because a representative has a challenger doesn’t mean they are a never Trumper.

        In fact in the case of Mark Meadows he has an excellent relationship with President Trump. I have often heard them speak of conversations about topics they are working on together.

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    • elize says:

      If Jones does retire after this term it’ll be interesting to see if DC has Dacey try again or send a different one down.

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  18. kea says:

    I feel a MAGA dance coming on!!!!

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  19. Pam says:

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    • treehouseron says:

      Pittenger tried to embrace President Trump as hard as he could the last few months, running ads non stop saying how much he supports the President. Voters called BS! Harris spoke at President Trump’s rally in Charlotte awhile back.

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  20. jeans2nd says:

    Ohio 16th, 2 more precincts to report 99.3% of vote, Hagan wins 48.15%, Gonzalez 46.58 %
    11530 Republican votes, 5500+ Dem votes.
    Where is the blue wave???

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  21. NHVoter says:

    OT but I can’t stop smiling at all of the winning!

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  22. Pam says:

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  25. kinthenorthwest says:

    So how long before we hear about all the women from 40 years ago who were sexually abused by several of the Republican primary winners. (Snark off or is it?)

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  26. Pam says:

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  27. treehouseron says:

    This is the guy that just Priimaried Robert Pittenger in Charlotte. We’re winning, folks.

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    • MAGADJT says:

      Sorry. Not familiar with this primary. Can you give me a synopsis of the significance?

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      • fleporeblog says:

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      • treehouseron says:

        District 9 is Robert Pittengers district in the house, he’s a fairly liberal, Rino swamp creature, one of the guys responsible for voting the omnibus bill through, a big supporter of Paul Ryan, etc. He claiiiims that he supports the President but it’s a wishy washy yellow bellied type of support.

        The guy that beat him is a southern preacher, conservative as you can get on like every possible platform. As shown above, he was stumping for President Trump before he won election, the guy’s ROCK SOLID and just took Pittenger’s place by beating him in the republican primary. If he beats the democrat in the fall, that means we swapped a weak kneed republican for a solid, Trump supporting God Fearing republican.

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    • treehouseron says:

      Keep in mind, this gentleman is a southern Preacher, and this rally was 10-14-2016. The Axxess Hollywood tape came out 10-7-2016. One week later this gentleman was out full throatedly supporting Candidate Trump when people like Jason Chaffetz and Paul Ryan were running for the hills.

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  28. Pam says:

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  30. fleporeblog says:

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  31. Pam says:

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  36. MAGAbear says:

    So my take away from these primary elections is:

    We look good in both Ohio and Indiana, good numbers compared to the Dems in both states from what I’ve seen. West Virginia had alot more votes in the Demoncrat primary than GOP primary, so that worries me a bit, though I don’t know if independents can vote in the primary there. Like that Mark Harris won his primary in NC, but don’t like that the demoncrat primary in that CD had 10,000 more votes.

    And once again we have the leftist media trying to throw a monkey wrench into a GOP primary with the fake news about Blankenship “surging” there. Big time fake news.

    I kept a print out from RCP of the party preference polling from the summer before the 2010 GOP landslide and all during that summer every polling firm had the Dems up in the poll in the 8 to 10% range. So take any of these current preference poll results showing the Dems with a lead with a big dose of fake polling salt.

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  37. Kaco says:

    So, Ohio passed State Issue 1, a state constitutional amendment for a “bipartisan, public process for drawing congressional districts”. Traditionally, the districts were drawn by whoever had the majority. Right now, Republicans do, so the Dems don’t like it. It passed 75%, though.

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  38. Obs says:

    The only thing of interest to me is how many enthusiastic Trump supporters are elected / reselected on that basis vs UniParty Republics and Democrats. Majority “Republican” support for Trump on the floor of the House would be a beautiful thing. We’re not near there yet.

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  39. Obs says:

    preselected

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