CBS News has called the West Virginia Senate GOP primary race for the state's attorney general Patrick Morrisey. Moments earlier, Don Blankenship, the convicted ex-coal baron Washington Republicans feared might win, conceded.
"You're going to have a senator that works for all West Virginians," Morrisey said in his victory speech.
President Trump has urged Republicans in the state not to vote for Blankenship, citing his inability to win the general election in November, as the GOP looks to unseat Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin. Blankenship cited Mr. Trump's tweet as perhaps the biggest factor in his loss. He came in third, behind both Morrisey and Evan Jenkins.
But West Virginia wasn't the only state with an important primary election Tuesday night. Businessman and self-described outsider Mike Braun won the GOP Senate primary in Indiana, besting Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita.
Former chairman of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray won the Democratic nomination for governor in Ohio. Mike DeWine won the Republican nomination in the state for the same seat. They will face off in November.
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Mark Harris upset incumbent Robert Pittenger in North Carolina
Three-term incumbent Rep. Robert Pittenger has conceded his loss in a Republican primary in North Carolina to the Rev. Mark Harris, a Baptist pastor he only narrowly beat two years ago, according to the Associated Press. Both Pittinger and Harris campaigned as evangelical Christians who would outdo the other to support President Trump, who did not endorse either candidate.
Harris will now face Democrat Dan McCready, a Marine veteran who has already raised almost $2 million.
According to CBS Raleigh affiliate WNCN, here are the results of the other North Carolina races:
- In House District 1, Democratic incumbent G.K. Butterfield will face off against Republican Roger Allison. Both candidates were unopposed.
- District 2's incumbent Republican representative George Holding won his party's primary. Former state representative Linda Coleman won the Democratic contest. They'll face Libertarian candidate Jeff Matemu in November.
- In District 4, longtime Democratic representative David Price easily won his primary. Barbara Howe won the Libertarian primary. In November, they'll face Republican Steve Von Loor.
- In District 6, Ryan Watts won the Democratic primary. In November, he will face incumbent Mark Walker, who did not face a Republican challenger.
- In the 7th district, Democrat Kyle Horton won his party's contest. He'll be up against Republican incumbent David Rouzer in the general election.
- In the 8th district, Democrat Frank McNeill a former mayor of Aberdeen, won the Democratic primary and will move on to face Republican representative Richard Hudson.
Morrisey gives victory speech
Morrisey's victory speech gave a preview for what the general election might look like.
Morrisey said the general election won't be one filled with personal attacks, but claimed Manchin has become a creature of Washington.
"You're going to have a senator that works for all West Virginians," Morrisey told his supporters.
But that doesn't mean things will be easy for Morrisey in the fall. He and his family moved to West Virginia in 2006, and was born in New York City.
Vice President Mike Pence congratulated Morrisey on Twitter.
McConnell trolls Blankenship
Mitch McConnell -- whom Blankenship has called "Cocaine Mitch" -- trolled Blankenship after his loss became clear. McConnell, in an image of him surrounded by White powder, tweeted, "Thanks for playing, @DonBlankenship."
The image of McConnell is essentially the same one used by Netflix to promote "Narcos," a show about Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
Blankenship tells supporters: "Don't feel sorry for me"
Blankenship took a moment to -- seemingly -- concede, acknowledging that he believes he has lost.
Blankenship attributed his loss, perhaps more than anything, to Mr. Trump's tweet urging people not to vote for him earlier this week. He also thanked supporters, and the media. Blankenship said he'll now have more time for his family and traveling to places like Paris.
"Don't feel sorry for me," Blankenship said.
Blankenship reflected on the opportunities he, as the child of a single mother, had growing up, mentioning a time he says he visited the White House.
"I learned more in the poor house and the big house than I learned in the other houses," he said.
Republican Jim Renacci performing well in Ohio Senate race
With more than 500,000 votes cast among Republicans, Jim Renacci is clearly leading. He has nearly 46 percent of the vote compared with the next GOP candidate, Mike Gibbons. Renacci is a current congressman in the state.
If Renacci wins, he will face off against Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown.
Richard Cordray, Mike DeWine expected to take party nominations in Ohio governor's race
Richard Cordray, the former head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is expected to win the race for the Democratic nomination for governor in Ohio.
Mike DeWine is expected to win the Republican nomination for governor. The two are expected to face off in November.
Cordray tweeted his appreciation.
Mike Braun expected to win Indiana Senate primary
CBS News projects businessman Mike Braun will win the Senate GOP primary, beating out the other two main contenders who are members of Congress.
West Virginia race too close to call
At just after 9 p.m., the West Virginia Senate race is too close to call. Blankenship is in third, behind Patrick Morrisey in first and Evan Jenkins in second.
Blankenship isn't sounding hopeful
Blankenship, trailing behind his opponents so far in the race, but still with 20 percent, didn't sound hopeful shortly before 9 p.m.
CBS News correspondent Ed O'Keefe, who is in West Virginia covering the election, said Blankenship told supports the "news is not good."
Richard Cordray way ahead in Ohio governor's race
Richard Cordray, the former head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is outpacing his most serious contender in the Democratic bid to win the nomination for the governor's race. With more than 180,000 votes in, Cordray has nearly 63 percent of the vote, compared with Dennis John Kucinich's nearly 23 percent.
Mike Braun holds strong performance in Indiana
With more than 100,000 votes in, businessman Mike Braun appears to be easily pulling ahead of Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita. At 8:32 p.m., according to the Indiana state government, Braun had 42.2 percent of the vote.
CBS News' Anthony Salvanto breaks down West Virginia
Republican voters want a candidate who is like Trump, explains CBS News' Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto. Watch him break down what that looks like for Tuesday night's races.
First results arrive in West Virginia
Votes are -- barely -- starting to roll in for West Virginia's much-anticipated Senate race. With just a few thousand votes, it's Patrick Morrisey in the lead, followed by Evan Jenkins, followed by Don Blankenship with just 16.5 percent of the vote. But the night is young.
Mike Braun pulls ahead of competitors in Indiana
Initial results, with just more than 19,000 ballots case, according to the Indiana state government, Mike Braun is pulling easily ahead of his contenders, Todd Rokita and Luke Messer. Braun, a businessman, has cast himself as a conservative outsider who isn't a part of the Washington, D.C. system.
No results yet in West Virginia
There are still no precincts reporting in West Virginia, and won't be for a short while. Some results are expected by 8 p.m.
Blankenship tweeted this out shortly before polls closed.
Mike Pence's brother pulls ahead in Indiana
It's early, but Greg Pence, the brother of Vice President Mike Pence, is pulling ahead of his main opponent, Jonathan Lamb. If he wins, the Pence brother will hold the same seat that his brother did for nearly a decade.
Polls now closed in Indiana, West Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina
As of 7:30 p.m. EDT, polls are closed in all four states with major primaries Tuesday night. CBS News will deliver initial results as soon as they become available.
Polls close in Indiana
It's 7 p.m., and polls are closed in Indiana, as Republicans Mike Braun, Todd Rokita and Luke Messer aim to take Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly's seat.
GOP chairwoman says RNC will support whoever supports Trump in West Virginia
GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox News' Neil Cavuto the Republican National Committee will support the Republican candidate who supports the president's agenda, when asked whether the RNC will back Blankenship if he wins Tuesday night.
"Yeah I'm going to support people who support the president's agenda," McDaniel said. "I love these May primaries because it allows us to find who are nominees are going to be and coalesce around them ... the most important message coming out of today in all these states after these candidates have had these competitive primaries, come together."
Polls closing first in Indiana
Indiana is divided into Central and Eastern time zones. But Indiana's polls are the first to close, at 7 p.m. EDT.
Results won't be immediate, however. They will take some time to trickle in.
Other races to watch
But while the West Virginia race is getting the most attention, that isn't the only primary that matters.
Republicans in Indiana also face a bitter Senate primary, as they look to upset another vulnerable Democrat -- Sen. Joe Donnelly. Congressmen Luke Messer and Todd Rokita face off against former state representative Mike Braun, who calls his opponents "swamp creatures."
Then there's Ohio, where Democrats and Republicans have their own primaries to see what a November matchup to replace Gov. John Kasich will look like.