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Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship speaks to supporters in Charleston, W.Va., Tuesday, May 8, 2018.  (AP Photo/Tyler Evert)MoreCloseclosemore
Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship speaks to supporters in Charleston, W.Va., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Tyler Evert)

With Anthony Brooks 

The first major Senate primaries kicked off last night. We'll get the big takeaways from the results.

Guest:

Sahil Kapur, national political reporter for Bloomberg Politics. (@sahilkapur)

From The Reading List:

Bloomberg: "GOP Voters Stick to Pro-Trump Candidates in Senate Primaries" — "Republicans wrapped up three crucial U.S. Senate primaries in West Virginia, Indiana and Ohio on Tuesday by nominating candidates who embraced President Donald Trump, while Democratic voters rejected insurgents from the left to stick with the party’s mainstream.

In West Virginia, the GOP establishment dodged a bullet as controversial former coal executive Don Blankenship, who drew Trump’s opposition, placed third in a Senate primary won by state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. The newly-minted nominee showered praise last month on Trump’s commitment to West Virginia, saying his 'policies really have made an incredible difference in our state.'"

This segment aired on May 9, 2018.

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