Trump-endorsed Vance projected winner in Ohio
It marks a huge win for Trump, who backed the GOP Senate candidate.
The first multistate contest of the 2022 midterm season kicked off Tuesday with primary races in Ohio and Indiana.
Ohio's Senate race marked the first major sign of former President Donald Trump's endorsement power at the polls.
- Trump-backed candidate projected winner in Ohio's 13th
- GOP aims to flip Indiana House seat
- Brown projected to defeat turner in Ohio House primary
- Former state senator wins GOP primary for IN-09
- Vance thanks Trump in victory speech
- J.D. Vance projected winner of GOP Senate primary, marking victory for Trump
Trump-backed candidate projected winner in Ohio's 13th
ABC News has projected Madison Gesiotto Gilbert, former co-chair of the national Women for Trump advisory board, as the winner in the GOP primary for Ohio's 13th Congressional District.
Gilbert scored Trump’s endorsement in the race and aligned with him on most issues. Other GOP candidates in the race included Shay Hawkins, Santana Kings, Janet Folger Porter, Dante Sabatucci, Ryan Salor and Greg Wheeler.
GOP aims to flip Indiana House seat
ABC News has projected Jennifer-Ruth Green, an air force veteran, as the winner of the Republican House primary for Indiana’s 1st Congressional District.
"I have been blessed to have the opportunity to serve our country in uniform for 22 years, and I look forward to earning the opportunity to represent Hoosiers and continue my service in Congress," Green said in a statement.
Republicans are aiming to flip the district, a long Democratic stronghold that is nevertheless seen as fertile ground in a wave election.
Green will face incumbent Democratic Rep. Frank Mrvan in November.
Brown projected to defeat turner in Ohio House primary
In Ohio's 11th Congressional District, incumbent Rep. Shontel Brown is projected by ABC News to defeat progressive challenger Nina Turner for a second time, marking a victory for President Joe Biden's endorsement power.
Brown was first elected to Congress in a special election last year following former Rep. Marcia Fudge's appointment to serve as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Biden offered his second endorsement of the midterm cycle to Brown last Friday, calling her "an ardent advocate for the people of Ohio and a true partner in Congress," while leading progressive voices like Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., backed Turner.
Turner, a former co-chair of Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign, had previously criticized the Democratic Party and Biden's leadership.
Former state senator wins GOP primary for IN-09
ABC News has projected that Erin Houchin, a former state senator, as the winner of the Republican House primary in Indiana’s 9th Congressional District.
"I am honored that Hoosier Republicans across Southern Indiana have entrusted me with their vote," Houchin said in a statement. "I’ve spent my life in the Ninth District, and look forward to carrying our momentum through November and being the proven conservative fighter we need in Washington. It’s time to push back against the radical Biden-Pelosi agenda and take our country back."
The seat was the only vacant congressional seat in the state after Republican Congressman Trey Hollingsworth announced he wouldn't seek reelection.