It’s officially midterms season: Voters are heading to the polls for key primaries in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, and North Carolina on Tuesday.
The races will decide candidates for crucial House, Senate, and governors races. In Indiana, Republicans Reps. Todd Rokita and Luke Messer and business executive and former state lawmaker Mike Braun, are vying for the chance to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly.
The race has become one of the nastiest and most expensive of 2018 — with the Republican hopefuls spending more than $9 million. The candidates are trying to out-Trump each other, moving the race further and further to the right, but the campaign has been largely void of policy. Instead, it’s defined by personal attacks and mudslinging.
Six Democrats — including Mel Hall, Pat Hackett, and Yatish Joshi — are hoping to swing the state’s Second District blue in November, while the Ninth District is one of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s main targets for 2018.