Emulating Businessman Wins Indiana Senate Primary To Face Joe Donnelly

Saul Bowman
May 10, 2018

The Republican nominee then took the stage himself for a victory speech, during which he called on his former opponents to join him as he continues in the race for the Senate seat.

"I'm ready to serve again", Pence told supporters Tuesday night. McConnell is married to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

His political aides tweeted an image of McConnell surrounded by a cloud of what appeared to be cocaine dust, along with the words: "Thanks for playing, Don". Trump urged West Virginia Republicans to support either Jenkins or Morrissey.

Businessman Mike Braun, a former state representative, has won the Indiana Senate Republican primary, according to the Associated Press, marking an end to one of the nastiest primary races in the country. Todd Rokita and Luke Messer, which became heated at times.

The three-way contest in IN to take on Democratic Sen.

On Monday, President Trump appealed to the state's primary voters to oppose Blankenship, arguing he "can't win" in the general election. Braun will face incumbent Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown. Renacci switched earlier this year from the gubernatorial contest, where he had struggled to gain traction, after State Treasurer Josh Mandel had to drop out of the Senate race for family reasons.

The biggest Republican loser of the night was actually on the House side: Rep. Robert Pittenger was ousted in a primary by pastor Mark Harris in North Carolina's 9th District, which stretches southeast of Charlotte.

Terre Haute, IN - The 2018 Indiana Primary Election has officially come to a close, the voters have spoken and candidate Mike Braun has been selected as the GOP Candidate to race against Democratic rival Joe Donnelly in November. But he spent more than $5 million of his own money on the race, allowing him to dwarf his opponents, GOP Reps.

"When it comes to Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, it was a hard decision for me, because we were all good conservatives and sometimes it gets a little hard to differentiate the process of doing it, it gets intense, it gets harsh, but I hope they will join me just like I would with them", said Braun.

The clip includes everything from their attacks on Braun's vote in the Indiana Legislature to raise taxes, to Chinese goods imported by his national auto parts distribution business.

Following Tuesday's GOP Senate primaries in West Virginia, Indiana and OH the spotlight is now on three races that could determine which party controls the upper chamber next year.

But the highest-profile races there were about replacing outgoing Gov. John Kasich. Former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Cordray beat former congressman, Cleveland mayor, and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich (who was being backed by the Sandernista Our Revolution organization) by a shocking 63/22 margin. Meanwhile, Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine defeated Kasich's lieutenant governor, Mary Taylor.

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