Candidates supported by Donald Trump were hot Tuesday night in Colorado and Oklahoma. They also won in Utah. The perfect night for Trump-backed Republicans puts the 45th President’s endorsement record at 144-10.
In Colorado Trump-endorsed Rep. Lauren Boebert, (R-CO), easily secured her renomination for the Third Congressional District. She defeated Don Coram, her primary challenger. With 90 percent of the vote reporting, she took home 64.2 percent of the electorate, per the Associated Press’s (AP) election results published by the New York Times.
Boebert won Trump’s endorsement in December.
“Congresswoman Lauren Boebert did a great job representing Colorado’s Third District in her first term. She is a fearless leader, a defender of the America First Agenda, and a fighter against the Loser RINOs and Radical Democrats,” Trump said in a statement.
All four nominees who won Trump’s nomination in Illinois were awarded their nominations. State Senator Darren Bailey (R), was the GOP nominee for Governor of the Prarie States. Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL) took home his renomination in the Twelfth Congressional District, while Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) beat out fellow Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) in the race for the 15th Congressional District. In the contest for the 16th Congressional District, Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL), who currently represents the 18th Congressional District, enjoyed an emphatic victory over his opponents.
It was an identical story in Oklahoma for Trump-endorsed candidates, with Gov. Kevin Stitt (R-OK) won the nomination for Governor with nearly 70 percent of the vote with 86 percent reporting, according to AP. Joy Hofmeister, the Democratic nominee for Governor, is now in Stitt’s sights. Rep. Kevin Hern, R-OK, won his renomination bid for the First Congressional District. Tom Cole (R.OK) was in the Fourth Congressional District.
The winning streak carried into Utah where Senator Mike Lee (R.-UT), will face off against Evan McMullin (an independent candidate) in the general elections. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-UT won the Republican nomination race in the Second Congressional District. Rep. Burgess Owens was victorious for the Fourth Congressional District.
Trump Republicans did well in Virginia and Alabama, but were in trouble in Georgia when two of their candidates failed to win in the run-off elections. The previous week, candidates with the 45th President’s backing went 12-1 in South Carolina, Nevada, and North Dakota, which followed another perfect election night where all 17 Trump republicans earned nominations in California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota on June 7. Trump was perfect in his picks yet again in the May 24 primaries in Alabama and Arkansas as well as the Texas runoffs. Al 22-Trump-backed candidates secured nominations in Ohio and Indiana on May 2, including J.D. Vance rode an endorsement late to win.
A lull is looming in the midterm election cycle with primary races recovering in Maryland in middle-July.