Trump backs all 13 Senate candidates to win the primary | Nominations | The Epoch Times

[Epoch Times, July 07, 2022](The Epoch Times reporter Li Xin comprehensive report) Former US President Trump (Trump) has supported 13 Senate candidates in the mid-term election primaries, all of them won the Republican nomination and will battle Democrats for control of Congress in the November election.

So far, Trump has won the U.S. Senate primary elections that have been completed, and the candidates who have been endorsed by him, without exception, have all won the party’s nomination.

Trump’s winning streak began in the Ohio primary on May 3. With his support, JD Vance, author of the best-selling “Hillbilly Elegy,” won the party’s nomination. Trump chose Vance in mid-April, even as several other candidates sought Trump’s endorsement. Vance’s approval rating was only about 10 percent at the time, ranking fifth, and Trump’s comments immediately pushed the conservative commentator and writer into the lead.

Trump’s enormous influence is also typical in Pennsylvania. Celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz has seen a rapid rise in popularity thanks to Trump’s endorsement, joining another Republican Senate candidate and former co-CEO of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. David McCormick is evenly matched. The two had less than a percentage point difference in the primary vote, triggering an automatic recount, but McCormick, who was narrowly behind, voluntarily conceded defeat, ended the recount early, and called on the party to pay attention. Focus on the November showdown with Democrats.

The effect of Trump’s endorsement was more dramatic in Alabama. The former president initially backed incumbent Rep. Mo Brooks’ bid for the Senate seat, but earlier this year he dropped the one-time staunch ally due to dissatisfaction with some of Brooks’ remarks about the 2020 election. endorsement. That led to a significant drop in approval ratings and a wide gap in the primaries to Katie Britt, former chief of staff to retiring Republican Senator Richard Shelby. ). More than 10 days before the second round of the election, Trump announced his support for Britt, which lost the last hope of Brooks, who had been seeking to win back Trump’s endorsement, and Britt ended up with a landslide victory. won the nomination.

Here are the 13 candidates for the U.S. Senate who won Trump’s backing and won the general election, seven of whom are running for re-election.

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1. Senator Mike Crapo: Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Idaho
2. Senator Rand Paul: Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Kentucky
3. Senator Mike Lee: Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Utah
4. Senator John Boozman: Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Arkansas
5. Senator Chuck Grassley: Iowa (Iowa) Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate
6. Senator John Hoeven: Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from North Dakota
7. Senator Tim Scott: Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from South Carolina
8. Rep. Ted Budd: Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from North Carolina
9. JD Vance: Ohio Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate
10. Mehmet Oz: Pennsylvania Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate
11. Former football star Herschel Walker: Georgia Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate
12. Adam Laxalt, former Nevada Attorney General: Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Nevada
13. Katie Britt: Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Alabama

Responsible editor: Ye Ziwei#

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