Even the FBI is unable to stop President Trump’s hot streak.
For the 2022 midterm primaries, Trump endorsed a number of candidates, some of whom aimed to unseat the RINOs who voted with Democrats to impeach him for the violence at the Capitol on January 65.
Four of the ten Republicans who voted to impeach the president chose to retire rather than run for re-election, a contest they would have probably lost. Representatives Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), Fred Upton (R-Mich.), and John Katko are the four members of Congress (R-N.Y.).
There were now 6 for Trump to eliminate. This cycle, he received 4.
Liz Cheney lost her Republican congressional race on Tuesday, meaning she won’t be joining the other eight House Republicans who supported Trump’s second impeachment.
According to Breitbart News, “Perhaps the biggest win for Trump in this year’s election cycle came Tuesday night when Harriet Hageman thumped incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in Wyoming’s Congressional race. Cheney, an impeachment Republican in the House of Representatives and the vice chair of the January 6 Select Committee, did not come close to her challenger in the contest for the At-Large Congressional District.”
According to the Associated Press election statistics provided by the New York Times, with 95 percent of the vote counted as of Thursday, Hageman, who was supported by Trump, received 113,025 votes (66.3 percent), defeating Cheney’s 49,316 (28.1 percent), by that margin. Dave Wasserman of the Cook Report and Decision Desk HQ both predicted Hageman would win the election around 30 minutes after Wyoming’s ballots closed. Cheney appeared to compare herself to the first Republican President Abraham Lincoln after her defeat, according to Breitbart News:
The great original champion of our party, Abraham Lincoln, was defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the most important election of all. Lincoln ultimately prevailed. He saved our union and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history.
A total of five candidates endorsed by former president Donald Trump won their primary elections Tuesday night in Wyoming and Alaska, bringing his endorsement record in 2022 to 209-17.
“Trump had three other endorsements on the line in Wyoming Tuesday, all of which were at the state executive level. State Rep. Chuck Gray secured the nomination for Secretary of State, betting out Tara Nethercott. Wyoming Treasurer Curt Meier advanced to the general election in his renomination bid for Treasurer, while Superintendent of Public Instruction Brian Schoeder came up short in his effort for renomination to challenger Megan Degenfelder, the medium reported.
Both of the Trump-endorsed candidates in Alaska made it to the general election.
From the open primary for the U.S. Senate, Kelly Tshibaka, who has Trump’s support, progressed to the ranked-choice election. Additionally, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who voted in favor of impeaching Trump, supported Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). Tshibaka received 39.8% of the vote, while Murkowski received 44.2 percent as of Thursday morning, when 82 percent of the ballots had been counted. Though their identities have not yet been formally announced, two additional candidates will also move on from the open primary.
Tshibaka gave an outline of the ranked-choice voting process in a weekend Sirius XM interview.
“In November, what happens is everyone gets to go in and vote for their top candidate first – if you want, you get to vote for a backup candidate or two back-up candidates or three – so you rank your second, third, and fourth choice,” she explained. “If the candidate that comes in first doesn’t cross the 50% line – get at least half the votes in the election – then the fourth candidate drops off. Their second, third, and fourth place votes get reallocated. The third candidate drops off, their second, third, and fourth place votes get reallocated.”
She also had criticism for Murkowski.
“She doesn’t tell us the truth. She says one thing here in Alaska and then does the exact opposite in D.C.,” Tshibaka declared. “She’ll talk about writing the infrastructure bill with Bernie Sanders, but she won’t tell us that the radical extremists in the Biden administration are piling up all these new regulations on us [in the bill.]”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“Sarah Palin advanced to the general election for Alaska’s at-large Congressional District along with Democrat Mary Peltola and Republican Nick Begich. As Alaska’s election system is ranked-choice, one more candidate will advance to the general, and with 82 percent of the vote reported, Tara Sweeney looks to be the favorite for the final spot,” the report continued. CONTINUE READING…