Diehl Wins Republican U.S. Senate Primary

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State Representative Geoff Diehl got off to an early lead and never gave it back Tuesday night, winning the three-way race for the Republican nomination to take on U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, according to New England Cable News.

The Whitman Republican had a healthy lead in the hard vote count shortly after the polls closed in Massachusetts at 8 p.m. over businessman John Kingston and former Mitt Romney aide Beth Lindstrom.

Diehl staked out the most conservative message of the three candidates, which apparently clicked with a large plurality of GOP primary voters.

Skeptics say Diehl, who was a Trump supporter in 2016, will have a hard time upsetting Warren in left-leaning Massachusetts. Polls earlier in the year found that Warren had a 30-point lead over any Republican, including Diehl.

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