Midterms 2022: Primaries in Nebraska and West Virginia

Republican voters in Nebraska picked Jim Pillen as their nominee for governor over a rival supported by former President Donald Trump.

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University of Nebraska Regent Jim Pillen, center, gives a thumbs up to a wave of applause as he is named the winner of the Nebraska Republican gubernatorial primary during an election night party at the Embassy Suites on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Lincoln, Neb. (Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican voters in Nebraska picked Jim Pillen as their nominee for governor on Tuesday, siding with the University of Nebraska regent backed by the state’s outgoing governor over a rival supported by former President Donald Trump and accused of groping multiple women. Pillen, a hog farm owner and veterinarian, defeated eight challengers, including Charles Herbster, a businessman who faced groping allegations late in the campaign, and Brett Lindstrom, a state senator…

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