Paper ballots not cardboard cutouts will decide Rep. Senate Primary

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In November, Pence will face Jeannine Lee Lake, publisher of a bimonthly newspaper in Muncie called "The Good News".

Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita have tried to burnish their Trumpian credentials - even though both initially supported other GOP candidates in the 2016 primary.

"I think it's going to be about a guy who's lived conservatism in the trenches". Third District Rep. Jim Banks (R), though unopposed, officially earned the nomination to keep his congressional seat Tuesday night.

Three Republicans hoped to unseat incumbent Democrat Sen.

"I don't think that the folks from the 3rd District, the most conservative, most Republican congressional district in the State of in are ready for that kind of politics", Shine said. Donnelly, channeling President Donald Trump's anti-establishment and populist rhetoric.

Braun said in a statement on Tuesday night, "Tonight, Hoosiers spoke loud and clear - they want a conservative outsider representing them in the U.S. Senate and I am grateful to have their support".

DeWine, Ohio's attorney general and a former USA senator, dispatched Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor, who ran a hard-core conservative campaign, by a comfortable 60/40 margin.

The results could be seen as a victory for Trump, who had urged Republican voters to reject Blankenship as doomed to lose to incumbent Democratic Sen.

Joe Donnelly has become a race to see who can align themselves most closely with Trump in another state the president won big.

The Associated Press called the race just before 9 p.m. ET, with Braun leading his two opponents by more than 10 percentage points. He also has a master's degree in economics from the Harvard Business School before serving three years in the Indiana House of Representatives from 2013 to 2017. They hope the increase is a sign that they could cut into Republican supermajorities in the state House and Senate that have left them largely powerless over the past six years.

Lamb has criticized his opponent for relying on the Pence name, which is well-known in the district that Pence's younger brother, Vice President Mike Pence, held for a dozen years before becoming in governor.

Braun had raised more than $5.9 million through mid-April, including more than $5.4 million he lent his campaign.

Braun spent millions on ads arguing he's an outsider, but his primary rivals attacked him over voting records indicating he voted in Democratic primaries until 2012.

Candidates are eyeing those districts that used to elect conservative Democrats before they were redistricted to favor the GOP after the 2010 census.

"When you've got a three-way race that's close, that means you might have two-thirds of the voters and two-thirds of the backers who aren't really sold on the victor even if they sincerely dislike and want to get rid of the incumbent", said Helmke, who directs the Civic Leaders Living-Learning Center at Indiana University in Bloomington.

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