INTERVIEW – JOSH KRAUSHAAR – Politics Editor, National Journal – discuss the latest on Tuesday’s primaries, the Haspel vote and President Trump’s visit to Capitol Hill.
- TUESDAY PRIMARIES: Primary results: Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Oregon and Idaho held primary elections on Tuesday. Trump-backed nominees win US Senate primaries in Pennsylvania, Nebraska via @nypost (TRUMP’S PICKS PREVAIL: Two of the president’s favored candidates, Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania and Deb Fischer in Nebraska, won their U.S. Senate primaries. Barletta, currently a congressman, was heavily favored over state Rep. Jim Christiana to become the Republican challenger for Democratic Sen. Bob Casey, who is seeking a third term in November. Barletta was a Trump supporter before the 2016 presidential nomination was settled. Trump asked Barletta to run for Senate, and the president is expected to visit Pennsylvania to campaign for him. The president also recorded telephone calls last weekend backing Barletta “fully, strongly and proudly.” Fischer, the incumbent, defeated four GOP challengers and will be the strong favorite to win re-election in deep-red Nebraska. Her Democratic opponent is Lincoln City Councilwoman Jane Raybould. Early Tuesday afternoon, Trump tweeted: “Nebraska – make sure you get out to the polls and VOTE for Deb Fischer today!”
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