US Sen. Brown Remains Confident After Low Democrat Turnout at Primaries
US Sen. Brown Remains Confident After Low Democrat Turnout at Primaries
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey speaks during a press conference in Washington in February
11 May, 2018, 01:01
President Trump on Twitter Wednesday predicted the Republican Party will win the mid-term elections in November because of the "sooo strong" economy and Nancy Pelosi confirming she supports a tax increase, asking "why wouldn't we win?" Are they learning the lesson of Alabama?
West Virginia businessman Don Blankenship, a former coal mining executive who was sentenced to a year in jail for conspiring to disable safety devices in a case that stemmed from an explosion that left 29 miners dead. Even Richard Cordray, the progressive who beat poor Dennis Kucinich to win his party's nomination for governor in OH following an endorsement by Sen. "They are showing that Blankenship and I are tied".
Morrisey won the Senate primary with 35 percent of the vote (47,002). That's something McConnell and his team have been throwing their hands up about for years. This was already seen in the large vote for Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary in West Virginia, which Sanders worked to divert behind the campaign of Hillary Clinton. The race drew some national attention for its localized version of fights happening in the national Republican party.
"Thanks for playing, Don", the meme said, referencing Blankenship, who has attacked McConnell repeatedly in recent weeks, most notably giving him the moniker "cocaine Mitch". They were primaries in a handful of states.
In North Carolina, the first sitting congressional representative this year lost a primary challenge - Rep. Robert Pittenger in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District.
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Based on Tuesday's results, CNN is moving four races to a more competitive ranking - all in favor of the Democrats. Manchin, a centrist Democrat who has voted with the Trump agenda more than 60 percent of the time, is clearly not the worst Democrat in the Senate.
While all three Senate nominees have vulnerabilities - there's much to explore in Braun's business history and his votes in the state legislature, Democrats said Tuesday night - they are all candidates the GOP can embrace. Despite faring well in the polls, Blankenship failed to secure the nomination, coming a distant third place behind Morrisey and WV Rep. Evan Jenkins. Morrisey was the eventual victor in the race.
In Indiana, Mike Braun, who runs a warehousing and shipping company, won the GOP Senate primary. "Now it's onto defeating Liberal Joe Manchin in November". He ran a brutal ad that painted Reps.
With Blankenship's loss and wins in other states, the GOP may be poised to gain a few seats in the Senate.
Instead, the division so far has still mostly been on one side - with Republicans unhappy with Washington.
"It didn't work out", Blankenship told reporters Tuesday night in Charleston. Her opponent in the governor's race, Mike DeWine, the state's attorney general and a former USA 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. Cordray was backed by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, trounced Kucinich by 40 points.
Kendra Fershee has defeated two other Democrats in the U.S. House 1st District primary in West Virginia.
Many political opinion polling experts have attributed these trends to the overall distrust and dissatisfaction with both major political parties, represented in almost all levels of government: state, local, and federal. That's Dianne Feinstein facing off with state Sen.
Rupp said lower voter turnout for a midterm primary could enable Blankenship to wrestle victory away from Jenkins and Morrisey. McCready heads into the general election with $1.2 million in the bank compared to about $70,000 for Harris, a former pastor.
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