Mitch McConnell boasts about Don Blankenship's loss in West Virginia GOP primary

Mitch McConnell boasts about Don Blankenship's loss in West Virginia GOP primary

Morrisey also must deal with another disparity - 43 percent of West Virginia voters are registered Democrats, compared to 32 percent registered Republicans. Manchin handily defeated his primary opponent, progressive activist Paula Jean Swearengin, on Tuesday and raised almost $6 million by last month. Clinging to a 2-seat Senate majority, Republicans are well positioned to challenge at least two Senate Democrats this fall - West Virginia's Joe Manchin and Indiana's Joe Donnelly - who are facing re-election in the heart of Trump country. 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.

A former Ohio State University football star has won the Republican nomination in the race to succeed Rep. Jim Renacci (ruh-NAY'-cee) in Ohio's U.S. House District 16.

He said he "handicapped" the Republican primary and had predicted that Attorney General Patrick Morrisey would win, as he did.

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.

He will face medical sales businesswoman Susan Moran Palmer, who won the six-candidate Democratic primary. "Pretty simple. You don't nominate somebody who's appealing to the broader audience, you can't win". "All your name calling won't stop me from fighting those who want to cheat OH families".

With more than 90 percent of the vote tallied, Morissey led Jenkins 35 percent to 29 percent. Luther Strange for the Alabama seat vacated by Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions.

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In the GOP Senate race, Renacci emerged victorious with 47 percent of the vote. He has raised money for select candidates, addressed the Republican National Committee at their meeting last week in Florida and campaigned for failed House candidate Rick Saccone in a special election earlier this year. Both Hagan and Gonzalez aligned themselves with Republican President Donald Trump on issues such as building a border wall.

Once a bastion of Democratic populism and represented by the likes of Sens. If that fails, the majority party can pass a shorter-term map. Carroll County residents deserve tremendous credit for attending, watching, and reading about candidate forums graciously hosted by the Community Media Center and the Carroll County Times well in advance.

Greg Pence, a 61-year-old Marine veteran and mall owner, will face off against Democrat Jeannine Lake in the heavily Republican 6th District this November.

Brown also believes the primary results demonstrate a strong showing for Democrats in the governor's race, with Rich Cordray beating five opponents with about two-thirds of the vote. Troy Balderson won the crowded Republican primary. Moore lost a seat that was long under GOP control after The Washington Post reported that he made sexual advances toward teenage girls when he was in his 30s. He now faces GOP primary victor Jim Renacci, currently a House member from Ohio's 16th District.

In central OH, political newcomer Rick Neal, a former worldwide relief worker backed by Sen. Although it is hard to calculate how much Democrats need to win the House national vote by (which the generic congressional ballot is roughly measuring) in order to win a majority of seats, 7 points seems to be a consensus estimate with a wide margin of error.

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