On Tuesday, former Pres. Donald J. Trump’s candidates had another flawless night in federal and statewide races, a day after the FBI raided his resort Mar-a-Lago. His endorsement success rate is 192-11.
Dave Wasserman of the Cook Report stated that businessman Tim Michels, who spent 12 years in the U.S. Army as a Ranger, bested his opponent, Rebecca Kleefisch, for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in Wisconsin.
As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, Trump threw his support behind Michels in June.
“Wisconsin needs a gov. who will halt inflation, defend the rule of law, make our borders strong again (we had the toughest in history only two years ago, now they are the weakest!) and stop the well-documented election fraud.”
“Tim Michels is the ideal person to provide practical solutions to these issues, and he will create employment like no one else can,” he claimed.
At the federal level, five other candidates supported by President Trump made it to the general election on Tuesday, according to the election results from the Associated Press compiled by The NY Times. At least one of the candidates in the state legislature has earned the nomination.
Leora Levy won the Republican Senate primary in Connecticut, defeating Themis Klarides and Peter Lumaj. On Thur., after Donald Trump had slammed her general election challenger, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Levy received his endorsement as the national Republican committeewoman for the state of Connecticut.
“Leora Levy is seeking to be the next senator for Connecticut,” Trump said. “The current senator is a laughingstock and buffoon who claimed for a lot of years that he was a courageous war hero in Vietnam when all the facts proved otherwise.”
Trump praised Levy, who is a Cuban-American native:
“She will work tirelessly to Grow the Economy, Make the Border Secure, Battle for Energy Independence, Support Our Vets and Military, champion Election Integrity, Safeguard the Second Amendment, and Fight Vicious and Violent Crime in the Senate. This is also a high level of activity in Connecticut history.”
The 45th president’s backing was an “honor” for Levy. Her win adds to his endorsement record among U.S. Senate candidates, which stands at 17-0.
All three Trump-backed candidates were nominated in Minnesota on Tuesday.
In 31 states, Trump’s backing record is spotless.
On Mon., after Wasserman declared that Trump-endorsed Joe Kent had won the Washington’s Third CD general election over incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who had voted for Trump’s impeachment, Trump picked up an additional victory. The next midterm primaries will be held in Hawaii on August 13.