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Trump, Democrats both see success in first May primaries

President Donald Trump wearing a USA hat giving a thumbs up
President Trump giving a thumbs up. Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump and the Republican Party scored big wins in all three Senate primaries last night: they avoided being stuck with the least electable guy in West Virginia, the "outsider" businessman won in Indiana, and Trump's pick came out on top in Ohio.

But, but, but: There were warning signs for Republicans elsewhere — in voter turnout, ideological fights and the defeat of Republican incumbents at the state and federal level.