'Why Wouldn't We Win?' Donald Trump Celebrates Successful Republican Primaries

While Swearingen - a progressive who had predicted that her challenge of Manchin would be a long shot - didn't win the Democratic primary, she gained more votes than any of the GOP candidates, including Morrisey. Morrisey was eventually declared the victor; he'll face incumbent Democrat Joe Manchin in a contest that could decide control of the Senate.

The only GOP House member who managed to take a major step toward promotion to the Senate on Tuesday was Rep. Jim Renacci, who will now challenge Democratic Sen.

Republicans also waged bitter Senate primary battles in IN and OH, two other states that Trump won in 2016 and where incumbent Democratic senators are up for re-election this year in key races in the battle for control of Congress.

Morrisey said the general election won't be one filled with personal attacks, but claimed Manchin has become a creature of Washington.

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. The other $2 billion would come out of the Child Enrollment Contingency Fund, which guarantees that state-level CHIP programs will have access to extra funds, should enrollment come in higher than expected. Democrat Doug Jones defeated the Republican candidate Roy Moore following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Which is why Blankenship's surging popularity in the days approaching Tuesday's election threw the GOP into a panic, spurring President Donald Trump to weigh in on the contentious race. With almost two-thirds of the vote counted, 567, 000 Republicans cast votes, to 412,000 Democrats.

Blankenship also said he would rule out a write in or third party bid if he doesn't think he could be viable and when asked if a third-place finish in Tuesday night's Republican Senate primary met that standard, the ex-con coal baron agreed.

Shortly after being called as the victor, Morrisey pivoted and turned his attention toward Manchin, whose race against progressive newcomer Paula Jean Swerengin was called early Tuesday evening.

Blankenship, who has poured millions of dollars into state elections, vowed he would not support Morrisey in the general election. A pro-Trump political action committee America First was airing ads promoting Gina Haspel, Trump's nominee to be Central Intelligence Agency director, and urging residents to call Manchin to support her confirmation.

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Trey Hollingsworth in the 9th District - have been absent from the districts and are clueless about what their constituents need. Braun spent more than $4 million of his own money in the race, and took out a series of negative ads against his GOP opponents.

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Sabato's Crystal Ball moved the U.S. Senate race from "leans Democrat" to "toss-up" on Wednesday.

"I get my guns back in a day or two, so I am going to win either way tonight", he reportedly said.

Patrick Morissey enters his campaign headquarters to a welcome from supporters in Kearnesville, W.Va., after winning the Democratic Primary for the West Virginia Senatorial seat Tuesday evening.

Trump and his party leaders have been more united against Blankenship in recent weeks.

Blankenship: "It concerns me".

The head of the Senate Republican campaign arm had highlighted Blankenship's criminal history.

Blankenship headed Massey Energy for a deadly decade which killed 54 of the company's workers, 29 of them at the 2010 Upper Big Branch explosion in West Virginia.

Blankenship retired eight months later, was sentenced to a year in prison for conspiring to break mine safety laws, a misdemeanor, and served a year in a California prison. And a group allied with the national GOP, known as Mountain Families PAC, has spent more than $1.2 million in attack ads against Blankenship.

DeWine's victory Tuesday leaves him damaged from a bitter and nasty primary in which Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor likened him to Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and questioned his loyalty to President Donald Trump. I failed them, yet I do not know what more I could have done. Tomorrow, I may be in Aruba before sunset.


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