Greg Pence Wins GOP Nod For Indiana House Seat

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Mike Braun handily defeated Reps.

Businessman Mike Braun will defeat two sitting congressmen in Indiana's Republican Senate primary, while it's too early to call the Senate primary contests in West Virginia and OH, according to the Fox News Decision Desk.

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that Ohio Congressman Jim Renacci, who has been endorsed by President Trump, will defeat businessman Mike Gibbons in the Buckeye State's Republican Senate Primary.

Republican voter Dennis Shea said outside a downtown Indianapolis voting site that he supported Messer, but wished the campaign hadn't been so nasty.

With uniform agreement on conservative governing goals - all three candidates favored cutting taxes, spending more on the military and building a wall along the Mexican border, and they opposed gun sale restrictions and abortion rights - the opponents for the GOP nomination instead attacked one another on other fronts.

Primary voters in OH picked Democrat Richard Cordray to face Republican Mike DeWine in the race for governor.

In several Senate primaries in Indiana, West Virginia and Ohio, Republicans are choosing Republican nominees to have a few of the absolute most vulnerable incumbent Senate Democrats within this year's mid term elections.

"We're of course disappointed with the results of this election, but as Jennifer (his wife) was saying to me over the weekend, 'Look, we are very confident that God has great plans ahead for our nation, our state and the Messer family", Messer said.

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But after a brutal campaign fueled by damaging news stories about all three candidates, there was concern among some Republicans that enough damage was done to the party's brand to impact its chances against Donnelly.

Messer and Rokita attacked Braun for his past votes in Democratic primaries.

IN voter Chris Thurston says he chose Rep. Luke Messer in the Republican U.S. Senate primary because he wants someone who will be an independent thinker. All promised to support wholeheartedly President Trump should they be elected.

Thurston says: "Just because the president says to do something isn't necessarily why it needs to be done".

Donnelly, a former House member from Granger, is considered one of the most moderate Democrats in the Senate. Republicans hold a slim 51-49 advantage in the Senate. The victor will face Democratic U.S. Sen. Todd Rokita and Luke Messer as "career politicians" who failed to follow through on campaign promises.

Despite the state's strong lean to the right, the Indiana Senate race is likely to be a tough fight and is rated a toss-up by the Cook Political Report, a website that tracks campaigns and elections.

The 64 year-old local businessman owns Meyer Distributing and Meyer Logistics in Jasper, and entered the Indiana General Assembly as a state representative in 2014, representing District 63, before resigning in November 2017 to focus on his run for U.S. Senate.

The dust has settled after Indiana's raucous Republican U.S. Senate Primary - a race that drew national attention in recent days for its fierce competitiveness - and for the first time, the man still standing is a lifelong Jasper resident.