West Virginia Primary

Jenkins Leads Morrisey in Internal Poll of West Virginia Primary
Republicans locked in competitive May 8 primary to take on Manchin

West Virginia Rep. Evan Jenkins led the Republican Senate primary field  in a poll commissioned by his campaign. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

West Virginia Rep. Evan Jenkins led the primary field for the Republican nomination for Senate in an automated poll conducted earlier this month for his campaign.

Jenkins was ahead of his closest opponent, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, 33 percent to 25 percent among GOP primary voters in the six-way matchup, results of which were obtained first by Roll Call.

Sanders Beats Clinton Again, Trump Sweeps
Sanders posts second straight victory, while unopposed Trump solidifies support

Bernie Sanders handed Hillary Clinton another embarrassing loss on Tuesday — this time in West Virginia. (Photo by Theo Stroomer/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton dropped another presidential primary to Bernie Sanders, who put West Virginia in his column on Tuesday and demonstrated again  the appeal of his populist message in states struggling economically.  

The Vermont senator led in the polls heading into the balloting and pulled away by 15 percentage points in a state that illustrated central themes of the 2016 campaign attracting millions of voters feeling left behind or poorly served by government.