Trump-Backed Candidates Sweep Board Day After FBI Raids Mar-A-Lago

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Candidates endorsed by erstwhile President Donald J. Trump had different immaculate nighttime in statewide and national races Tuesday, conscionable a time aft the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Mar-a-Lago. His endorsement grounds present stands astatine 192-11. 

Businessman Tim Michels, who served arsenic a U.S. Army ranger for 12 years, bushed retired his opponent, Rebecca Kleefisch, for the Republican gubernatorial information successful Wisconsin, Dave Wasserman of the Cook Report declared.

I've seen enough: Trump-endorsed Tim Michels (R) defeats erstwhile Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (R) successful the #WIGOV GOP superior and volition look Gov. Tony Evers (D) successful the fall.

— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) August 10, 2022

As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes, Trump endorsed Michels backmost successful June.

“Wisconsin needs a Governor who volition Stop Inflation, Uphold the Rule of Law, fortify our Borders (we had the strongest borders successful past conscionable 2 years ago, present we person the weakest!) and End the well-documented Fraud successful our Elections,” Trump wrote.

“Tim Michels is the champion campaigner to present meaningful solutions to these problems, and helium volition nutrient jobs similar nary 1 other tin adjacent imagine,” helium added.

Five different candidates backed by the 45th president successful the Cheese State precocious to the wide predetermination Tuesday astatine the national level, according to the Associated Press predetermination results compiled by the New York Times. At slightest 1 campaigner successful the authorities legislature earned her nomination: 

  • Rep. Bryan Steil (R-WI) – GOP nominee for the First Congressional District
  • Derrick Van Orden – GOP nominee for the Third Congressional District
  • Rep. Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI) – GOP nominee for the Fifth Congressional District
  • Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-WI) – GOP nominee for the Seventh Congressional District
  • Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) – GOP nominee for U.S. Senate
  • State Assemblywoman Janel Brandtjen (R-22) – GOP nominee for District 22

In Connecticut, Leora Levy won the GOP U.S. Senate superior implicit Themis Klarides and Peter Lumaj. Levy, the nationalist Republican committeewoman for Connecticut, received Trump’s endorsement connected Thursday,  erstwhile Trump slammed her wide predetermination opponent, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

“Leora Levy is moving to correspond the Great State of Connecticut successful the United States Senate,” Trump said. “The existent Senator is simply a mocked and laughed astatine fool, who said for galore years that helium was a brave warfare leader successful Vietnam, erstwhile the facts aboriginal revealed that helium had ne'er adjacent been to Vietnam.”

Trump praised Levy, who is simply a Cuban-born American:

In the Senate, she volition enactment hard to Grow the Economy, Secure the Border, Fight for Energy Independence, Support our Military and our Vets, champion Election Integrity, Protect the Second Amendment, and Fight Violent and Vicious Crime, which is astatine the highest level successful Connecticut history. 

Levy appeared connected Breitbart News Saturday implicit the play and called the 45th president’s backing an “honor” Her triumph puts his endorsement grounds among U.S. Senate candidates a a cleanable 17-0.

Additionally, each 3 Trump-backed candidates clinched nominations successful Minnesota Tuesday:

  • Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) – GOP nominee for the Sixth Congressional District
  • Rep. Michelle Fischbach (R-MN) – GOP nominee for the Seventh Congressional District
  • Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN): GOP nominee for the Eighth Congressional District

The sweeping victories make Trump’s endorsement grounds immaculate successful 31 states.

  1. Texas:  33-0
  2. Indiana: 6-0
  3. Ohio: 16-0
  4. West Virginia: 2-0 
  5. Kentucky: 6-0 
  6. Pennsylvania: 8-0 
  7. Alabama: 6-0 
  8. Arkansas: 5-0 
  9. California: 7-0 [8-0 with Rep. Connie Conway’s (R-CA) peculiar predetermination victory] 
  10. Iowa: 4-0
  11. Mississippi: 1-0 
  12. Montana: 2-0
  13. New Jersey: 1-0 
  14. South Dakota: 1-0 
  15. Nevada: 2-0
  16. North Dakota: 2-0 
  17. Virginia: 4-0 
  18. Alaska: 1-0
  19. Colorado: 1-0 
  20. Illinois: 4-0 
  21. Oklahoma: 4-0 
  22. Utah: 3-0 
  23. Maryland: 1-0
  24. Kansas: 5-0
  25. Missouri: 4-0
  26. Michigan: 7-0
  27. Arizona ( 9-0)
  28. Tennessee (8-0)
  29. Connecticut (1-0)
  30. Minnesota (3-0)
  31. Wisconsin (6-0)

Trump picked up an other triumph Monday, aft Wasserman declared Trump-endorsed Joe Kent precocious to the wide predetermination for Washington’s Third Congressional District implicit Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who voted for Trump’s impeachment. Midterm primaries proceed connected August 13 successful Hawaii.

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