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A Take a look at the Performance of Candidates Trump Endorsed


Because the midterm primary season nears an end, candidates endorsed by former President Donald J. Trump have continued to rack up primary wins, but with a handful of outstanding losses.

Of the greater than 200 Republicans Mr. Trump has backed this 12 months, many ran unopposed or faced little-known opponents. He has also waited to make some endorsements until a front-runner emerges, as along with his last-minute endorsement of Tudor Dixon for governor of Michigan.

Several of his candidates were defeated in early primaries, including in Georgia and North Carolina; more recently, he had a startling loss in a special election in Alaska. But for candidates like J.D. Vance in Ohio and Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania, Mr. Trump’s support was crucial to securing victory. His selections also won in large numbers in two swing states, Arizona and Michigan.

One other of the ten, Representative Peter Meijer of Michigan, lost his primary to Mr. Trump’s preferred candidate, John Gibbs.

And in Washington State, Joe Kent defeated a 3rd pro-impeachment Republican, Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler.

In a single exception to the trend, Representative Dan Newhouse, who also supported Mr. Trump’s impeachment, advanced over his Trump-endorsed opponent, Loren Culp, thanks largely to Washington State’s open primary system.

A former local television news host, Kari Lake, won the Republican primary for governor with Mr. Trump’s endorsement, narrowly defeating Karrin Taylor Robson, the selection of multinational Republicans. Ms. Lake has forcefully promoted Mr. Trump’s false claims that the 2020 election was stolen.

Blake Masters, a enterprise capitalist who has pushed a version of the “great alternative” conspiracy theory, won his Senate primary and can challenge Senator Mark Kelly, a vulnerable Democrat, in November.

State Representative Mark Finchem, who’s affiliated with the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and said before the first that he wouldn’t concede if he lost, won the Republican nomination for secretary of state, a position through which he would oversee Arizona elections.

With the primaries winding down, each parties are beginning to shift their focus to the final election on Nov. 8.

And David Farnsworth won a State Senate primary against Rusty Bowers, the Arizona House speaker who drew Trump supporters’ fury for resisting efforts to overturn the 2020 election and for testifying before the Jan. 6 congressional committee.

Sarah Palin, the Trump-aligned former governor and vice-presidential nominee, lost a special House election to Mary Peltola, a Democrat — a significant upset in a state as Republican as Alaska, though Ms. Palin may have a second likelihood in November.

Mr. Trump’s preferred candidate, Tim Michels, won the Republican primary for governor, defeating former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

But Robin Vos, the powerful speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly, fended off a challenge — barely — from Adam Steen, a Trump endorsee who had called for eliminating most absentee and early voting within the state and for decertifying the 2020 election.

Gov. Brian Kemp easily defeated former Senator David Perdue, Mr. Trump’s handpicked candidate, within the Republican primary for governor. Mr. Kemp became a Trump goal after he refused to overturn the president’s loss within the state in 2020. He’ll face Stacey Abrams, the Democrat he narrowly defeated 4 years ago.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who refused Mr. Trump’s demand to “find” additional votes after his 2020 loss, also defeated a Trump-endorsed challenger, Representative Jody Hice.

In a primary runoff for an open seat in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, Wealthy McCormick, a physician and retired Marine, defeated the Trump-backed candidate Jake Evans, the previous chairman of the state’s ethics commission and the son of a Trump administration ambassador.

The previous skilled football star Herschel Walker, who was endorsed by Mr. Trump, dominated a Senate primary and can face Senator Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, in the final election.

After a detailed race that prompted a recount, Mehmet Oz, Mr. Trump’s selection, won a Senate primary, narrowly defeating David McCormick.

Doug Mastriano, a state senator and retired Army colonel who has promoted false claims in regards to the 2020 election and attended the protest leading as much as the Capitol riot, won the Republican nomination for governor. Mr. Trump had endorsed him just just a few days before the first.

Representative Ted Budd won the Republican nomination for Senate, and Bo Hines, a 26-year-old political novice who enthralled Mr. Trump, was catapulted to victory in his primary for a House seat outside Raleigh.

But Representative Madison Cawthorn crumbled under the load of repeated scandals and blunders. He was ousted in his primary, a rejection of a Trump-endorsed candidate. Voters selected Chuck Edwards, a state senator.

Representative Tom Rice, certainly one of the ten House Republicans who voted to question Mr. Trump, was ousted by his Trump-backed challenger, State Representative Russell Fry, within the Seventh Congressional District.

But Representative Nancy Mace defeated her Trump-endorsed opponent, the previous state lawmaker Katie Arrington, within the First Congressional District. Ms. Mace had said that Mr. Trump bore responsibility for the Jan. 6 attack but didn’t vote to question him.

Adam Laxalt won a primary to face Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, who’s seen as one of the vital vulnerable Democrats this fall. Mr. Laxalt, a former attorney general, was endorsed by Mr. Trump and had helped lead his efforts to overturn the presidential election results in Nevada.

Joseph Lombardo, the Las Vegas sheriff, won the Republican nomination for governor and can face the incumbent, Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat.

Dan Cox, a first-term state legislator who embraced Mr. Trump’s lies in regards to the 2020 election, handily defeated Kelly Schulz — a protégé of Gov. Larry Hogan, a pacesetter of the Republican Party’s anti-Trump wing — within the party’s primary for governor in Maryland. Mr. Cox benefited from greater than $1 million in promoting from the Democratic Governors Association, which helped his primary campaign in hopes that he can be easier to defeat in the final election.

State Senator Darren Bailey, who received a last-minute endorsement from Mr. Trump, won the Republican primary for governor in Illinois after similar spending by Democrats, including Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Also in Illinois, Representative Mary Miller, endorsed by Mr. Trump months ago, won her House primary against fellow Representative Rodney Davis after redistricting put them in the identical district.

The Senate candidate J.D. Vance defeated a field of well-funded rivals, nearly all of whom pitched themselves as Trump-like Republicans. Mr. Vance, an creator and enterprise capitalist, had transformed himself from a self-described “never-Trump guy” in 2016 to a Trump-supported “America First” candidate in 2022.

Max Miller, a former Trump aide who denied assault allegations from an ex-girlfriend and was later endorsed by Mr. Trump, won his House primary.

Mr. Trump also endorsed Madison Gesiotto Gilbert, a lawyer who had been a surrogate for his presidential campaign. She won a seven-way primary for a congressional seat.

Gov. Brad Little overcame Mr. Trump’s endorsement of the state’s lieutenant governor, Janice McGeachin, who was difficult him within the Republican primary.

Representative Alex Mooney prevailed over Representative David McKinley in a newly drawn congressional district. Mr. Trump’s backing was seen because the decisive factor.

Alyce McFadden contributed research.

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