Candidates endorsed by Donald Trump continue to emerge victorious in the Republican Party primaries across the country. After Arizona, Michigan and Arkansas, the former president's influence in the party continues to be evident three months before the midterms and in the midst of a possible Trump candidacy for the country's presidency in 2024.
In Wisconsin, a state that could swing to either the Democratic or Republican side in the election, Trump-backed candidate Tim Michels won on Tuesday over candidate Rebecca Kleefiscs. Michels, a construction businessman, will face incumbent Democratic Governor Tony Evers in November.
Tonight we celebrate, but tomorrow we get to work. Thank you Wisconsin! pic.twitter.com/hRJ0Fx7wLp
- Tim Michels (@michelsforgov) August 10, 2022
Meanwhile, in Connecticut, the race to be the conservative Senate candidate has been held between Themis Klarides, supported by party figures such as former Vice President Mike Pence, and Leora Levy, the Cuban-rooted candidate backed by Donald Trump. Victory went to the former president's bet.
Thank you President Trump! I'm honored to have your COMPLETE and TOTAL endorsement!
I'm the ONLY candidate who can Beat Back Blumenthal and hold Joe Biden accountable.
Help us win BIG on Tuesday! >> https://t.co/HQAYkYZ51l #ctsen #ctpol pic.twitter.com/0RDeEqllC9
- Leora Levy (@LeoraLevyCT) August 5, 2022
This Tuesday has also concluded the canvass of the Republican primary held last week in the state of Washington, in which veteran Joe Kent -endorsed by Trump- opposes candidate Jaime Herrera Beutler, one of the Republicans that voted for the impeachment of the ex-president after the assault on the Capitol.
This is my original campaign launch video. It was pinned on my profile for over a year and had over 1 million views. It was mysteriously deleted after being labeled as sensitive content. pic.twitter.com/0GrSNyHSev
- Joe Kent for WA-3 (@joekent16jan19) July 25, 2022
Of the 10 Republican representatives who voted against Trump in 2021, only two will be up for re-election pending confirmation of the more-than-predictable defeat of Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, which polls show is trailing Harriet Hageman, her Trump-backed challenger in next week's primary for the state's lone House seat.