Skip to comments.Key primary elections are coming Tuesday: Here are the races to watch
Posted on 05/07/2018 10:05:42 AM PDT by mac_truck
*Primary elections will take place Tuesday in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and North Carolina.
*Voters will choose challengers to vulnerable Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Joe Donnelly in West Virginia and Indiana, respectively.
*Parties will set their nominees for multiple competitive House races in Ohio and North Carolina.
*In Ohio, both Republican and Democratic primaries for governor are competitive.
A string of 2018 primary elections take place Tuesday, shaping elections that will help to determine which party holds the House and Senate after November's midterms.
Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia will hold primaries Tuesday. Both West Virginia and Indiana will hold critical Senate elections, while intriguing House and governor races will play out in Ohio and North Carolina.
West Virginia and Indiana have become top battlegrounds in the fight for the Senate, which Republicans currently control. Meanwhile, House races in both Ohio and North Carolina will factor into whether Democrats can win enough seats to take control of the chamber.
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The key question:
Does the candidate side with the citizens and the rule of law?
Electing Bush League Republicans gains US (US citizens) nothing.
Who do we want in the Indiana primary?
Your point is well taken but in the House of Representatives even a Bush league Republican keeps the majority intact.
This is less concerning in the Senate but a Democrat majority in the House guarantees an impeachment for the President.
I like Blankenship. He is calm cool and collected. A steady hand for the people of West Virginia who are liquored up and pissed off about establishment republicrats like the other two. He can beat manchin easy . Manchin had a chance if he had voted with Trump but he blew it. But any time you see head lines like “ Republicans panic over Blankenship’s lead in polls” REJOICE!! those are people like that Gawd awful bitch McConnell and paul RINO. Go Blankenship!!!
President Donald Trump, who overwhelmingly carried the state in 2016, weighed in on Twitter Monday morning: To the great people of West Virginia we have, together, a really great chance to keep making a big difference. Problem is, Don Blankenship, currently running for Senate, cant win the General Election in your State...No way! Remember Alabama. Vote Rep. Jenkins or A.G. Morrisey!
I'd go with Braun who has a business background over the other two who are lawyers and career politicians.
I wonder who advises Trump on this stuff. Trump is stabbed in the back daily by the GOPe Rinos. Go Blankenship!!
Maybe this is Trump’s own opinion...
Braun has run a smear campaign - I have at least 3 pieces of hit mail a day from him. Some mail does not even mention Braun or his campaign, just hit pieces on the other two guys. I am voting for Rokita - a good guy from a middle class family in NW Indiana.
Massive radio ad campaign from Braun attacking “the Swamp Dwellers” at Rush’s time in Chicago.
“who do we want in the Indiana primary?”
Good question, I’ve read that Donnelly is more conservative than either of the Republicans running.
Pointing out that his two opponents voted to give Obama authority for TPP isn't a smear, its a fact...ymmv.
“Ive read that Donnelly is more conservative than either of the Republicans running.”
As for which Republican to support in the primary, none are perfect, but any of the three would be acceptable in the Senate. I would prefer the candidate with the best chance of beating Donnelly in the general, so, based on what I know about the candidates and of the Indiana electorate, I would rank them Messer #1, Rokita #2 and Braun #3.
In Ohio, vote for whoever isn’t DeWine for governor.
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To the great people of West Virginia we have, together, a really great chance to keep making a big difference. Problem is, Don Blankenship, currently running for Senate, cant win the General Election in your State...No way! Remember Alabama. Vote Rep. Jenkins or A.G. Morrisey!
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