Primaries: Dwell Updates – The New York Occasions

Most of the candidates that former President Donald J. Trump endorsed in a hard-fought Republican primary won during this early phase of the 2022 midterm election. Many of those he supported ran unopposed or faced little-known, poorly funded opponents.

However, there were some notable casualties.

Here’s a look at Mr. Trump’s endorsement record at some of the most closely watched races.

Recognition…Michael M Santiago/Getty Images

A win in Pennsylvania, and a key race was too close to announce

Doug Mastriano, a state senator and retired Army Colonel who has made countless false claims about the 2020 election and participated in the protests that led to the Capitol riots, won the Republican nomination for governor of Pennsylvania. Mr. Trump endorsed him just days before the May 17 primary.

In the primary of the state’s critical Republican Senate, it is not yet known how Mr. Trump’s approval will turn out dr Mehmed Oz will play out. The race between Dr. Oz and Dave McCormick were extremely close and an official recount is likely. Kathy Barnette, who had a late climb in the race, was in a strong third place.

Recognition…Allison Lee Isley/The Winston-Salem Journal, via Associated Press

Two wins and one loss in North Carolina

Representative Ted Buddbacked by Mr. Trump and the influential anti-tax group Club for Growth, won the Republican Senate nomination and Bo Hinesa 26-year-old political novice who wowed Mr. Trump was catapulted to victory in his Republican primary for a House seat outside of Raleigh.

but Representative Madison Cawthorn crumbled under the weight of repeated scandals and failures. He was ousted in his May 17 primary, a stinging rejection of a Trump-backed candidate. Voters chose Chuck Edwards, a state senator, in the crowded primary.

Recognition…Maddie McGarvey for the New York Times

victories in Ohio

The Senate candidate JD Vance won his hard-fought primary against a field of well-funded candidates, almost all of whom posed as Trump-like Republicans. Mr. Vance, an author and venture capitalist, went from being a self-proclaimed “never Trump guy” in 2016 to an “America First” candidate in 2022. His long-term campaign benefited financially from the heavy spending of his former boss Peter Thiel, a billionaire and founder of PayPal.

Max Mueller, a former Trump aide who denied assault allegations by an ex-girlfriend and later endorsed by Mr. Trump, won his house primary after two other Republican incumbents opted not to run. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, who voted to impeach Trump, resigned after just two terms. Rep. Bob Gibbs, a Trump supporter, resigned after his district was redrawn late in the campaign, pitting him against Mr. Miller.

Mr Trump endorsed this as well Madison Gesiotto Gilbert, a lawyer and former beauty queen who had been a surrogate for his presidential campaign. She won a seven-time primary for an vacant congressional seat vacated by Rep. Tim Ryan, a Democrat running for the Senate.

Recognition…Stefani Reynolds for the New York Times

A victory in West Virginia

In an incumbent-on-incumbent home primary, Representative Alex Mooney prevailed over Rep. David McKinley in a newly drawn congressional district that largely overlaps the one Mr. McKinley has represented for more than a decade.

Mr Trump’s endorsement was seen as a crucial factor in the race, in which Mr Mooney attacked Mr McKinley for supporting President Biden’s infrastructure spending agenda and voting to set up the committee to oversee the January 6 attack on the Capitol Supporters of Mr Trump investigated.

Recognition…Walker Pickering for the New York Times

A loss in Nebraska

Charles W. Herbstera wealthy agribusiness executive, lost his three-way elementary school to Jim Pillen, a University of Nebraska governor who was backed by Gov. Pete Ricketts, who has long feuded with Trump and is time-limited.

Mr. Herbster had linked his identity to that of Mr. Trump, portraying himself as a brazen political maverick taking on the “swamp” of Lincoln, the state capital. Mr. Trump supported Mr. Herbster, a longtime financial supporter, last year. Towards the end of the campaign, Mr. Herbster was accused of groping several women. Mr Herbster denied the allegations, saying they were orchestrated by his political rivals. Mr Trump then held a rally for him.

Recognition…Grant Hindsley for the New York Times

And another loss in Idaho

Governor Brad Little of Idaho overcame Mr. Trump’s approval of the state’s lieutenant governor, Janice McGeachinwho challenged him in the Republican primary.

Ms McGeachin, who made headlines for defying Mr Little’s pandemic orders, had sought to win over ultraconservatives in the deep red state Mr Trump overwhelmingly wore in 2016 and 2020. But she appeared to muster less than 30 percent of the vote in Idaho, which holds separate primary governor and lieutenant governor – birthing the tense pairing.

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