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Geoff Diehl and his wife KathyJo Boss, center, greet a supporter after his Republican U.S. Senate primary win. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Geoff Diehl and his wife KathyJo Boss, center, greet a supporter after his Republican U.S. Senate primary win. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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In the wake of Tuesday's major primary election results, much has been said about what wins like Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley's upset over incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano mean for the future of the Democratic Party.

But that's only half the story. On the other side of the aisle, Republican state Rep. Geoff Diehl sealed the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. Diehl, who has been an outspoken supporter of President Trump and led his 2016 presidential campaign in Massachusetts, will challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren in November.

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker won the GOP primary with nearly 64 percent of the vote. His opponent, Springfield minister Scott Lively, walked away with 36 percent of the vote. That raised a question as to whether this was a temporary change in the winds, or a signal that the Republican Party is making a more significant shift to the right.

Guests

Jennifer Braceras, conservative political analyst. She tweets @J_Braceras.

Ed Lyons, Republican political activist and political writer. He tweets @mysteriousrook.

This segment aired on September 6, 2018.

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