Roberts tops Wolf in KS primary; results in for Michigan, Washington

Roberts tops Wolf in KS primary; results in for Michigan, Washington

Republican Sen. Pat Roberts beat back a primary challenge from radiologist Milton Wolf in his bid for re-nomination in Kansas, as Senate incumbents continued their unbeaten streak in this year’s midterm elections. …

Dave Trott [Michigan] contributed almost $2.5 million of his own money to his campaign for Congress, and it paid off as he beat first-term Republican Rep. Kerry Bentivolio.

Investment adviser Brian Ellis didn’t get the same return on his investment. He lent his campaign $1 million, but was unable to topple GOP Rep. Justin Amash, who has sparred often with Republican leaders since his election in the 2010 tea party wave. …

A dozen people [Washington] — eight Republicans, two independents and two Democrats — sought to replace retiring Republican Rep. Doc Hastings in a central Washington district. The state has a top-two primary system, meaning that the top two vote-getters advance to Election Day regardless of party affiliation.

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The winners? Republicans Clint Didier, a former NFL star who won two Super Bowl rings with the Washington Redskins and campaigned as a tea party candidate, and Dan Newhouse, a former state lawmaker and agriculture director.

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