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.