Washington Watch: Here’s how candidates endorsed by Trump performed in the midterm elections

by | Nov 9, 2022 | Stock Market

A total of 25 Senate candidates and 162 House candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump were on the ballot in the Nov. 8 midterm elections. Eight other congressional candidates had also been endorsed by Trump but either lost their primary, dropped out of the race or did not appear on ballots for other reasons.

Among Trump’s Senate endorsees, the Associated Press has declared 17 winners. There were also losers: Don Bolduc in New Hampshire, Gerald Malloy in Vermont and Leora Levy in Connecticut, all endorsed by Trump, lost their elections. Neither Malloy nor Levy was favored to win, but Bolduc’s race was more competitive, with a Cook Political Report (CPR) rating of lean Democratic. The biggest blow was Republican Mehmet Oz’s 3.4-point loss to Democrat John Fetterman in Pennsylvania, which flipped that Senate seat blue. Trump endorsed Oz in April ahead of a crowded Republican primary, saying the decision was “all about winning elections.” Three tossup Senate races have not yet been called by the AP. In each of those races, the Republican candidates were endorsed by Trump: Blake Masters in Arizona, Herschel Walker in Georgia and Adam Laxalt in Nevada. Laxalt currently leads by 3 points, with 75% of the vote reported, and Masters trails by 5 points, with 68% reported. Walker’s race against incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock is much closer, and …

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