Live updates | Ohio, Indiana primaries set afloat midterm season

COLUMBUS, Ohio — One of the most contentious and closely watched U.S. Senate primaries in the country takes place in…

COLUMBUS, Ohio — One of the most contentious and closely watched U.S. Senate primaries in the country takes place in Ohio.

Republicans will vote Tuesday to decide a race that’s an early referendum on former President Donald Trump’s keep up on the GOP as the midterm dominant season kicks into high gear.

Author and venture capitalist JD Vance is well positioned in the Republican race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Rob Portman after receiving Trump’s sustain. The bitter and expensive contest saw two candidates nearly come to blows on a argue stage.

The winner is likely to confront 10-term Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan, who’s distanced himself from the progressive wing of his party ahead of what’s expected to be a brutal year for Democrats seeking to keep up their congressional majorities.

Incumbent Republican Gov. Mike DeWine appears on track to obtain his party’s nomination for another term.

And in Indiana, more than a dozen state House members are trying to keep up off Republican dominant challengers who want to push the Legislature further to the right.

Tuesday’s dominant races mark the first multistate contest of the 2022 midterm season and will serve as the most clarifying test to date of Trump’s current influence in his party more than a year after leaving office under the cloud of two impeachments and the Jan. 6 insurrection.

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The midterm election season begins seriously Tuesday with primaries in Indiana and Ohio. Ohio’s hotly contested Republican Senate race will test the lasting strength of former President Donald Trump’s influence, as his endorsed candidate, JD Vance, competes against six others for the GOP nomination for the seat held by retiring Republican Sen. Rob Portman. Ohio’s Republican Gov. Mike DeWine also faces a dominant challenge on Tuesday.

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