He'd argued that Greg Pence merely relied on his prominent name and dodged debates. Aficionados of political eccentricity will mourn the departure of Rokita and the cardboard cutout of Trump that he carried around with him on the campaign trail. Lamb has loaned himself $800,000.
Braun ran as an outsider, blasting Reps.
WISH-TV's David Williams said it felt like a party early Tuesday night inside the Brickyard Crossing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita and his supporters gathered to watch election results roll in with excitement.
A wealthy former state lawmaker defeated two congressmen Tuesday in Indiana's Republican Senate primary, ending a bitter campaign dominated by personal attacks that drew national attention for its nasty tone. But he's also a Democrat who voted against Trump's signature efforts like repealing Obamacare and cutting taxes. The Indiana GOP senate primary was a hard-fought race that found the candidates trying to prove how close they aligned with President Donald Trump.
In Ohio, Attorney General Mike DeWine, the "Establishment" candidate, beat John Kasich's Lt. Governor Mary Taylor in the primary for governor.
In the first race called in the night, the Associated Press declared Indiana Republican Greg Pence the victor of the party's nomination for the U.S. House seat once held by his brother, Vice President Mike Pence, 17 minutes after last polls closed.
"We're going to find out what happens in West Virginia tonight, and I may have more to say about that tomorrow", McConnell told reporters.
As far as policy goes, however, the three candidates were almost indistinguishable.
Mr. Messer will face Democratic.
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Braun has responded by saying he is a conservative Republican, but he voted in past Democratic primaries to have a say in local races dominated by Democrats.
The president had urged voters not to support Blankenship, who retorted by describing himself as "Trumpier than Trump".
Thurston says: "Just because the president says to do something isn't necessarily why it needs to be done". Joe Donnelly in November in what is expected to be one of the country's most competitive Senate contests.
IN and West Virginia are two of the Republican Party's best pickup opportunities in the battle for the Senate in November, as the GOP tries to expand on its slim 51-to-49 majority. Todd Rokita and Luke Messer, which became heated at times.
Braun, a former state legislator who poured his own money into the race, is projected to defeat Reps. With almost all the votes in, it appears Balderson survived, but he could have a tough time with O'Conner in an August special general election.
The special election primary race to replace Rep.
Renacci will advance to challenge incumbent Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown in November. Joe Donnelly this fall. For a full year, the two congressmen have been at each others' throats. "You can count on the fact that Vice President Pence will do everything he can to bring us all together".
On Tuesday afternoon, Senate Republican leaders declined to speculate publicly about the race in West Virginia. With 75 percent of votes in, Braun has 41 percent, Messer has 30 percent and Rokita has 29 percent.