As the primaries season draws to a close, the candidates endorsed by former President Donald J. Trump have continued to take victories, but with a handful of prominent losses.
Of the more than 200 Republicans Trump has supported this year, many have run unopposed or faced little-known opponents. He has also waited to make some approvals until a frontrunner emerges, such as his last-minute endorsement of Tudor Dixon for governor of Michigan.
Several of his candidates were defeated in the early primary, including in Georgia and North Carolina; more recently, he suffered a startling loss in an Alaska special election. But for candidates like JD Vance in Ohio and Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania, Trump’s support was crucial to securing victory. His picks also won in big numbers in two swing states, Arizona and Michigan.
Here’s a look at Mr Trump’s endorsement.
Huge losses for pro-impeachment Republicans
In Wyoming, Representative Liz Cheney, the most prominent of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, fell for her Trump-approved challenger, Harriet Hagemanin a landslide.
Another one of 10, rep Peter Meijer of Michigan, lost his primary to Mr Trump’s favorite candidate, John Gibbs. And in Washington State, Joe Kent defeated a third pro-impeachment Republican, Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler.
In one exception to the trend, Representative Dan Newhouse, who also supported Trump’s impeachment, stood up for his Trump-backed opponent, Loren Culplargely because of Washington state’s open primary system.
A sweep in Arizona
A former local TV journalist, Kari Lake, won the Republican primary for governor with Mr. Trump’s approval, narrowly beating Karrin Taylor Robson, the choice of incumbent Republicans. Ms. Lake has vigorously promoted Mr Trump’s false claims that the 2020 election has been stolen.
Blake Mastersa venture capitalist who has pushed a version of the “great replacement” conspiracy theory, won his Senate primary and will challenge Senator Mark Kelly, a vulnerable Democrat.
State representative Mark Finchemwho is affiliated with the far-right militia group Oath Keepers and said before the primaries he would not budge if he lost, won the Republican nomination for Secretary of State, a position in which he would oversee the Arizona election.
The state of the 2022 midterm elections
Now that the primaries have concluded, both parties are beginning to shift their focus to the November 8 general election.
And David Farnsworth won a state Senate primary against Rusty Bowers, the Arizona House speaker who drew the ire of Trump supporters for resisting attempts to overturn the 2020 election and testify before the Congressional Committee of Congress. 6 January.
A high-profile loss in Alaska
Sarah PalinTrump’s former governor and vice presidential candidate, lost a special election to the House to Mary Peltola, a Democrat — a big shock in a state as Republican as Alaska, though Ms. Palin will get a second chance in November.
A win in Massachusetts
Geoff DiehlA former state legislator to whom Mr. Trump approvingly said Massachusetts voters would “rule your state with an iron fist,” won the Republican nomination for governor and will face Attorney General Maura Healey in a race that will Democrats will probably win.
Mixed results in Wisconsin
Mr Trump’s favorite candidate, Tim Michelswon his primary for governor, defeating former Lt. gov. Rebecca Cleves.
But Robin Vos, the mighty speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly, fended off a challenge—barely—from Adam Stonea Trump supporter who had called for the elimination of most absentees and early votes in the state and for the 2020 election to be decertified.
In Georgia, several defeats and one victory
Gov. Brian Kemp easily defeated the former Senator David PerdueTrump’s handpicked candidate in the Republican primary for governor. Mr. Kemp became a target of Trump after he refused to undo the president’s loss to the state in 2020. He will face Stacey Abrams, the Democrat he narrowly defeated four years ago.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who declined Mr Trump’s demand to “find” additional votes after his 2020 loss, also defeated a Trump-approved challenger, Representative Jody Hice.
In a primary runoff election for an open seat in Georgia’s sixth congressional district, Rich McCormick, a physician and retired Marine, defeated the Trump-backed candidate Jake Evansthe former chairman of the state ethics committee and the son of a Trump administration ambassador.
The former professional football player Herschel WalkerTrump, who dominated a Senate primary and will face Senator Raphael Warnock, a Democrat.
After a tense race that prompted a recount, Dr. Mehmet OzoMr Trump’s choice, won a Senate primary over David McCormick.
Doug Mastiano, a state senator and retired army colonel who has promoted false claims about the 2020 election and attended the protest ahead of the Capitol riots, won the Republican nomination for governor. Mr Trump had backed him just days before the primaries.
Two wins and a loss in North Carolina
Representative Ted Budd won the Republican nomination for the Senate, and Bo Hinesa 26-year-old political novice who captivated Mr Trump was catapulted to victory in his primaries for a seat in the House outside of Raleigh.
But representative Madison Cawthorn crumbled under the weight of repeated scandals and was expelled in his primary. Voters chose Chuck Edwards, a state senator.
A split in South Carolina House racing
Representative Tom Rice, one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, lost to his Trump-backed challenger, state representative Russell Fry.
But representative Nancy Mace defeated her Trump-backed opponent, the former state legislator Katie Arrington. Ms. Mace had said that Mr Trump was responsible for the January 6 attack, but had not voted to impeach him.
A victory for election deniers in Nevada
Adam Laxalt won a primary to face Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, who is seen as one of the most vulnerable Democrats this fall. Mr. Laxalt, a former attorney general, was supported by Mr. Trump and had helped lead his attempts to reverse the results of the presidential election in Nevada.
Joseph Lombardothe Las Vegas Sheriff, won the Republican nomination for governor and will face incumbent Governor Steve Sisolak, a Democrat.
Victories in Maryland and Illinois, with Outside Help
Dan Cox, a first state legislator to embrace Mr. Trump’s lies about the 2020 election, defeated Kelly Schulz — a protégé of Governor Larry Hogan, a leader of the Republican party’s anti-Trump wing — in the Maryland primaries for governor . Mr. Cox benefited from more than $1 million in advertising from the Democratic Governors Association, which hoped he would be easier to beat in the general election.
state senator Darren Bailey, Trump won the Republican primary for governor in Illinois after similar spending by Democrats, including Governor JB Pritzker.
Also in Illinois, Representative Mary Millera Trump supporter, won her primary in the House of Representative Rodney Davis after new borders placed them in the same district.
The Senate Candidate JD Vance defeated a field of well-funded rivals, nearly all of whom set themselves up as Trump-esque Republicans. Mr. Vance, an author and venture capitalist, had transformed himself in 2016 from a self-described “never-Trump man” to a Trump-backed “America First” candidate in 2022.
Max Millera former Trump aide who denied assault allegations against Stephanie Grisham, one of Mr. Trump’s press secretaries, got Mr. Trump’s endorsement and won his House primary.
Mr Trump also captioned: Madison Gesiotto Gilbert, a lawyer who had been a surrogate for his campaign. She won a seven-time primary for a congressional seat.
A loss in Idaho
Governor Brad Little overcame Mr. Trump’s approval of Lt. gov. Janice McGeachinwho challenged him in the Republican primaries.
A win in West Virginia
Representative Alex Mooney triumphed over Representative David McKinley in a newly drawn congressional district. Mr Trump’s support was seen as the deciding factor.
Alyce McFadden research contributed.