Trump Hails 12-0 Record in Senate GOP Primaries After Britt Victory

Trump Hails 12-0 Record in Senate GOP Primaries After Britt Victory katie britt speaks to supporters Katie Britt (Butch Dill/AP)

By Eric Mack | Wednesday, 22 June 2022 12:20 PM

Katie Britt's victory over Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., on Tuesday night brought former President Donald Trump's record in Senate GOP primaries to 12-0, as he announced on his Truth Social account.

"With the great Alabama win by Katie Britt tonight, I am pleased to announce that we (MAGA!) are 12 wins & zero losses in U.S. Senate Primary races this cycle," Trump posted just before midnight. "We will do really well in the upcoming General Election, also. Make America Great Again!"

Britt famously drew the Trump endorsement after the initial May primary where she fell short of the 50% threshold to clinch the nomination over Brooks, who Trump stripped of his endorsement earlier this spring.

"Congratulations to Katie Britt on her incredible & decisive Republican primary win for the U.S. Senate from the Great State of Alabama," Trump added in a post late Tuesday night. "Congrats also to her wonderful husband and family who stood by her through 'thick and thin.' She will go on to be an extraordinary senator and make both Alabama, and our country, very proud!"

Trump's perfect record to date is punctuated by some equally big victories in key battleground states:

  • Pennsylvania's Dr. Mehmet Oz
  • Ohio's J.D. Vance
  • Nevada's Adam Laxalt
  • Georgia's Herschel Walker

Trump also rolled up victories, backing America first incumbent senators in some more reliably Republican states:

  • Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
  • Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa
  • Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark.
  • Sen. Ted Budd, R-N.C.
  • Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Ind.
  • Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.

There is still plenty to be decided later this summer in the Senate GOP primary season, including the following Trump-endorsed incumbents:

  • Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah (June 28)
  • Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. (Aug. 2)
  • Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. (Aug. 9)
  • Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. (Aug. 23)
  • Sen. John Kennedy, R-La. (Nov. 8)

The key challengers Trump has left on his endorsements are Arizona's Blake Masters (Aug. 2 primary), who he wants to flip the seat of Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., and Alaska's Kelly Tshibaka Aug. 16, who he wants to flip the seat of impeachment-voting Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.

In the House, there are just five vulnerable Republicans who voted for impeachment remaining on Trump's target list these midterms. Trump figures to remain integral in their opposition:

  • Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.
  • Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Mich.
  • Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash.
  • Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash.
  • Rep. David Valadao, R-Calif.

Among the few losses of Trump-endorsed candidates were failed bids for the GOP gubernatorial nominations by some, Trump-admitted, tough sells:

  • Nebraska's Charles Herbster
  • Former Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga.
  • Idaho's Janice McGeachin

Trump's losses in House GOP primaries where some long-shot candidates failing to capital on Trump's endorsement, if not a past Save America rally stump speech:

  • Georgia's Jake Evans lost Tuesday night's runoff.
  • Georgia's Vernon Jones lost Tuesday night's runoff.
  • Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C.
  • South Carolina: Katie Arrington.

Trump's overall primary endorsement record is well over 90% with almost 130 victories to just seven losses in races for governor, the House, or Senate.

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