In West Virginia, two incumbent Republican congressmen faced off in the state’s redrawn 2nd Congressional District.
Due to a decrease in population, the state lost one congressional seat in the reapportionment process earlier this year.
Mooney won the primary with 54.2% of the vote, while McKinley took second place with 35.6%.
In the southern half of the Mountain State, Congresswoman Carol Miller (R) beat out four challengers in the new 1st District, earning 66.39% of the vote. Miller first won a seat in Congress in 2019, when she was the only freshman Republican woman in the 116th Congress.
In Nebraska, Jim Pillen bested Trump-endorsed Charles Herbster in the Republican primary for governor. (RELATED: Trump-Backed Candidate Defeated in High-Stakes Primary)
Herbster’s campaign was marred in the last several weeks by allegations of sexual misconduct. Nebraska’s current Gov. Pete Ricketts, who also serves as the co-chair of the Republican Governor’s Association congratulated Pillen on the victory, stating:
“Jim is a true conservative that will bring his private sector experience to make government run more like a business. Nebraska families and ag producers should consider themselves fortunate to call him ‘Governor Pillen’ next January.”
Ricketts previously endorsed Pillen in the hotly contested race.
Another notable result in Nebraska came from the state’s 1st Congressional District. Republican Jeff Fortenberry resigned from his seat earlier this year after being found guilty of campaign finance violations. Despite that, he still remained on the primary ballot because the state’s filing deadline had passed by the time of his conviction, and he had already formally filed for reelection. Ultimately, Fortenberry lost to Mike Flood, a current member of Nebraska’s unicameral legislature.
Flood will be on the ballot not only in the November general election but also in next month’s special election. That means he’ll likely be running in November as an incumbent.
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