Five takeaways from the Nebraska, West Virginia primaries

Posted on AllSides May 11th, 2022
From The Center

Nebraska and West Virginia held high-profile primaries that served as tests of former President Trump’s lingering sway among GOP voters. 

University of Nebraska Regent Jim Pillen won the GOP nod over businessman Charles Herbster, who ran with Trump’s endorsement, and state Sen. Brett Lindstrom, who cast himself as a more pragmatic Republican. In West Virginia, hard-liner Rep. Alex Mooney (R) defeated Rep. David McKinley (R) in an incumbent-on-incumbent primary sparked by redistricting. 

Here are five takeaways from the primary results. 

Trump suffered his first big loss this cycle… 

Trump notched a prominent loss in Nebraska as Pillen...

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