It appears that Trump’s endorsements have proven to be incredibly powerful, as the former president’s picks have swept the field in Nevada, North Dakota, and possibly South Carolina.
Trump has provided endorsement to over 42 candidates, which include some politicians that agree with the former president’s claims of the 2020 election being rigged.
Now over 15 Trump-endorsed candidates across four states have managed to win their primary elections.
Rep. Paul Gosar won the Republican Party’s endorsement to represent Arizona’s fourth congressional district once again after receiving 65% of the vote.
Politico reported that Trump had endorsed Gosar shortly after he had been stripped of his committee assignments last year in response to sharing a violent animated video depicting him attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and President Joe Biden.
Meanwhile, Rep. Debbie Lesko won the Republican nomination for the eighth congressional district of Arizona unopposed.
At this moment, Arizona’s gubernatorial elections are still awaiting the official results. If Trump-backed Kari Lake fails to win, she would be the fourth Trump-endorsed candidate to fail in the primaries.
According to Politico, Blake Masters won the state’s senatorial primaries, despite not being able to meet a strong lead ahead of his opponent.
More from the Western Journal report:
In Kansas, Trump endorsed gubernatorial candidate Derek Schmidt, Senate candidate Jerry Moran and Rep. Tracey Mann of the state’s first congressional district managed to win the primaries. Mann won unopposed.
Moran and Schmidt won with approximately 81 percent of the votes.
In Missouri, Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer won the Republican nomination for the third congressional district with 70 percent of the votes, while Rep. Sam Graves won the nomination for the sixth congressional district with 76 percent of the votes, Politico reported.
Rep. Jason Smith won the nomination for the eighth congressional district of Missouri with 82 percent of the votes.
In Michigan, Trump-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon won with about 41 percent of the votes. In the state’s second congressional district, Rep. Bill Huizenga won opposed, while in the fourth congressional district Rep. John Moolenaar won with 65 percent of the vote.
In the seventh congressional district, Rep. Tim Walberg won with 67 percent of the vote, while Lisa McClain won the nomination for the ninth congressional district with 79 percent of the vote. John James won the Republican nomination for Missouri’s tenth congressional district with 86 percent of the vote.
In the third congressional district of Michigan, John Gibbs defeated Rep. Peter Meijer with 52 percent of the vote. Meijer was one of ten Republican congressmen who voted to impeach the former president –a decision that caused him to lose popularity among many Republicans who supported Trump.
When Trump endorsed Gibbs he described Meijer as a “terrible representative of the Republican Party,” adding that Gibbs “will not turn his back on Michigan.”