Four states have primary elections on Tuesday: Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia. Senate seats, House seats, and even a governorship are in play. Here’s what you need to know.
SENATE: Two Republican Congressmen, Rep. Todd Rokita and Rep. Luke Messer, are running against former state lawmaker Mike Braun. Whoever wins this very heated primary will take on incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly.
All three Republicans are playing up their support for President Donald Trump before this election. Rokita, who is outspokenly tough on immigration and promised to vote for a border wall, ran an ad bashing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as a “witch hunt.” Braun, who broke convention by not wearing a suit jacket to the debate, is painting himself as an outsider like Trump. “President Trump, he was a disrupter, outsider and businessman, and look what’s occurred,” Braun told Fox News. Meanwhile, Messer wrote a letter nominating Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize, and got 17 other members of Congress to sign it.
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