The Democrat-turned-Republican Senate Candidates

Their past party affiliations don't make winning the nomination any easier.

Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W. Va., is joined by other House Republicans as he talks about legislation passed this week to combat opioid addiction, Friday, My 13, 2016, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The current opioid epidemic has plagued the entire country, but has hit Jenkins' state of West Virginia harder than most. The House and Senate are now ready to start crafting compromise legislation addressing the nation's opioid abuse crisis, a problem that is killing people in America's biggest cities and smallest towns.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

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