May 9, 2018 / Press Releases

May 8: Primary Night By The Numbers


13 of 13 ECU endorsed candidates advanced to the general election 
Mel Hall (IN-02); Liz Watson (IN-09); Joe Donnelly (IN-Senate); G.K. Butterfield (NC-01); Dan McCready (NC-09); Kathy Manning (NC-13); Aftab Pureval (OH-01); Ken Harbaugh (OH-07); Theresa Gasper (OH-10); Betsy Rader (OH-14); Rick Neal (OH-15); Sherrod Brown (OH-Senate); Richard Ojeda (WV-03)


10 ECU endorsed candidates won contested primaries 
Hall; Watson; McCready; Manning; Pureval; Harbaugh; Gasper; Rader; Neal; Ojeda


9 Candidates who reject corporate PAC money won
Hall; Watson; Manning; Pureval; Harbaugh; Gasper; Rader; Neal; Ojeda


1 Of ECU’s top targeted “Big Money 20” candidates lost
Rep. Robert Pittenger (NC-9), one of ECU’s “Big Money 20” top targets in 2018, became the first incumbent to lose this cycle. Five other members of the Big Money 20 have opted to resign or retire rather than face voters at the ballot box.

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