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GOP primaries: In Senate races, Republicans follow Trump's lead

GOP primaries: In Senate races, Republicans follow Trump's lead

Republican voters rallied behind candidates aligned with President Donald Trump and party leaders in a trio of pivotal Senate primaries Tuesday, reinvigorating the GOP's bid to hold and possibly expand on its majority in midterm elections.

State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey won in West Virginia, defeating Rep. Evan Jenkins and divisive candidate Don Blankenship. Wealthy businessman Mike Braun prevailed in Indiana, defeating a pair of congressmen by emulating the president with an outsider campaign. In Ohio, Rep. James Renacci clinched his nomination with the support of the president.

"Thanks for playing, @DonBlankenship. #WVSen," Team Mitch, the account for...

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