Trump wins Indiana GOP primary

Former President Trump has won Indiana’s Republican primary, according to Decision Desk HQ.

The win gives Trump, already the presumptive GOP nominee, another 58 delegates, according to a tracker from Decision Desk HQ/The Hill, in a state he’s forecast to clinch this fall.

Trump was the only active candidate on Indiana’s GOP ballot, but he was still up against his ex-rival, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley — who has pulled in notable numbers in several state primaries even after dropping out, seen as protest votes against the former president.

Across the aisle, President Biden won all 79 delegates in Indiana’s Democratic primary, but Trump has the edge on Biden in recent head-to-head Hoosier State polling.

Trump easily won the state in 2016, and then bested Biden by double digits there in 2020 before going on to lose his reelection bid.

Indiana voters on Tuesday also weighed in on a competitive six-way GOP primary to replace Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb (R), who is term-limited. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) won that race, leaving the party to rally behind Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) to replace the first-term senator in the upper chamber. In turn, Banks’s House seat is one of several up for grabs.

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