Morning Jolt: A Mixed Bag on Another Eventful Primary Night

On the menu today: Wrapping up one of the last big primary nights of this cycle, and sharing some big, big news: The third book in the Dangerous Clique thriller series is coming out later this month.

A Primary-Night Rundown

Eric Greitens, please make like Marvin K. Mooney and just go away. As of this writing, former governor and Missouri Senate candidate Greitens has less than 19 percent of the vote and is in a distant third place. State attorney general Eric Schmitt won the multi-candidate GOP senate primary with a commanding 45 percent. Trump fans will try to spin this as some sort of symbolic victory for the former president, but Trump looks like a chump for not clearly backing the better candidate and the better man who was an obvious frontrunner and hedging his bets by endorsing "ERIC."

In Michigan, the Trump-endorsed-but-relatively-sane Tudor Dixon won the GOP nomination for governor in the effort to unseat incumbent Democrat Gretchen Whitmer. (One of the more curious aspects of this primary was Dixon's rivals arguing that Betsy DeVos ...

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A Mixed Bag on Another Eventful Primary Night

On the menu today: Wrapping up one of the last big primary nights of this cycle, and sharing some big, big news: The third book in the Dangerous Clique thriller series is coming out later this month.

A Primary-Night Rundown

Eric Greitens, please make like Marvin K. Mooney and just go away. As of this writing, former governor and Missouri Senate candidate Greitens has less than 19 percent of the vote and is in a distant third place. State attorney general Eric Schmitt won the multi-candidate GOP senate primary with a commanding 45 percent. Trump fans will try to spin this as some sort of symbolic victory for the former president, but Trump looks like a chump for not clearly backing the better candidate and the better man who was an obvious frontrunner and hedging his bets by endorsing "ERIC."

In Michigan, the Trump-endorsed-but-relatively-sane Tudor Dixon won the GOP nomination for governor in the effort to unseat incumbent Democrat Gretchen Whitmer. (One of the more curious aspects of this primary was Dixon's rivals arguing that Betsy DeVos ...   READ MORE

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