(CNN) –Ben Sasse, a tea party favorite, has emerged Tuesday as the winner in a crowded GOP primary battle for a U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska.
Sasse will be considered the favorite over Democratic trial attorney David Domina in the heavily Republican state's November general election. The winner of that race will succeed retiring GOP Sen. Mike Johanns.
Nebraska gubernatorial race: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the head of the Republican Governors Association, issued a statement Wednesday congratulating Pete Ricketts on his win for the Cornhusker state's Republican gubernatorial primary, beating out six other candidates.
"The Republican Governors Association is proud to support Pete Ricketts’ campaign and congratulates him on his victory tonight,” said Christie.
As the Republican nominee, Ricketts will go on to face Democratic candidate Executive David Hassebrook and Mark G. Elworth, who is running as a libertarian, in the November 4 general election.
West Virginia House race: Alex Mooney has won in the crowded battle to fill Rep. Shelley Moore Capito's seat in the state's conservative 2nd congressional district.
Mooney beat out six other GOP contenders for the party's nomination and will face off against Democratic candidate Nick Casey.
First woman senator in West Virginia: Capito, who has distanced herself from the tea party, won the GOP nomination for a U.S. Senate seat.
The seven-term House member will face off against West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, ensuring that whoever replaces Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller, who is retiring after 30 years, will become the first woman to represent West Virginia in the US Senate.