"Since then, the only place that didn't work out well was Alabama", McConnell said referring to the recent Democratic victory in that conservative state after Republicans picked Judge Roy Moore in the primary.
Knocking Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown out of his seat is another big goal of the GOP - and now they've chosen the candidate to do it.
This prediction seemed reinforced by a large number of Republican resignations and intents not to seek reelection, including that of Speaker Paul Ryan; and a number of special elections which did not go the way of the president and his party. "I think he's going to be a big factor in this election", said Melody Potter. Problem is, Don Blankenship, now running for Senate, can't win the General Election in your State.
An aide to the senator said Manchin was conveying that Morrisey is not really conservative and not really a West Virginian, two themes Manchin plans to hammer home to voters during the general election. For more stories like this, visit wksu.org now. In a classic Trumpian maneuver, he blamed his loss on something else: this time, what he called Trump's "Don't-vote-for-Don tweet".
Blankenship struggled to explain why he lost in an interview with CNN at his election night party but did blame a tweet President Donald Trump sent on Monday urging West Virginia voters to reject his candidacy. "We've got a nominee that can win in November".
Being anti-establishment alone is not enough to secure a nomination or a seat in the present climate: Republican voters are looking for candidates who support the sitting president and successful policies regardless as to whether the challenger is an outsider. Robert C. Byrd and Jay Rockefeller, the Mountain State is now one of the most reliably Republican states in the country.
Jeannine Lee Lake, the first African American to win a party nomination for Congress in Indiana's 6th Congressional District, will face Republican Greg Pence, the brother of Vice President Mike Pence, who held the seat for 12 years before being elected governor of the Hoosier State.
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But the President saw the release of the three Americans as yet another reason for optimism as he prepares for the summit. It came during a visit to Pyongyang by Mr Pompeo to arrange details of the meeting between Mr Trump and Kim Jong-un.
U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, with Trump's support, won the Republican primary to challenge Democratic Sen.
Manchin, who has held elected office in West Virginia for the better part of three decades, is expected to face the most hard re-election campaign of his career against the comparative newcomer Morrisey.
In the West Virginia Senate race, Republican leaders spent weeks warning that voting for Blankenship would be the wrong choice for a simple reason: He would be a weak candidate in the general election.
Rader, one of three women on the battle lines in the fight against the opioid epidemic in West Virginia, had joined Manchin as his guest at January's State of the Union.
The source said the Trump son wants to get more involved and views the midterms as a critical opportunity to bolster the Republican Party and his father's presidency.
On more traditional issue priorities, voters are now more apt to say the nation's economy will be an important factor in their vote than they were in February (84% call it extremely or very important now, up from 79% in February), with immigration (from 72% important to 76% now) and taxes (from 67% important to 73% now) are also on the rise. The head of the Senate Republican campaign arm has highlighted Blankenship's criminal history. Blankenship served a year in prison. The good news is that his probation ends tomorrow.