Former President Donald J. Trump deliberate to make use of the 2022 midterm elections as a present of political power. Georgia voters had different ideas.
The loss by Herschel Walker, the Republican whom Mr. Trump pushed to run within the state’s U.S. Senate race, delivers one other blow to the previous president in a state that has been emblematic of his struggles relating to endorsements of election deniers, revenge candidates and battleground contenders.
In Georgia, Mr. Trump’s slate of election deniers misplaced their major bids towards Republicans who repulsed the previous president’s efforts to overturn Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s 2020 presidential victory. Gov. Brian Kemp and Brad Raffensperger, the secretary of state, survived these challenges after which coasted to re-election victories final month.
Right here’s a recap of some key statistics from Mr. Trump’s endorsement marketing campaign this yr:
82 p.c: Mr. Trump endorsed greater than 250 candidates, and his 82 p.c success charge is, on the floor, spectacular. However the overwhelming majority of these endorsements have been of incumbents and heavy favorites to win.
8-2, 6-2: The previous president got down to change the ten Home Republicans who supported his impeachment. Throughout the major season, eight both misplaced challenges or retired earlier than going through voters, whereas two survived. Among the many eight Trump-endorsed challengers, six received common election contests and two misplaced to Democrats.
0-5: Within the 36 best Home races, as decided by Cook dinner Political Report, Mr. Trump endorsed candidates in 5 contests. All 5 misplaced.
1-5: Mr. Trump spent closely on behalf of different candidates for the primary time, and the outcomes weren’t good. Within the seven races throughout six states the place Mr. Trump’s tremendous PAC spent cash, final month he received one (Ohio Senate) and misplaced 5 (Arizona governor and Senate, Michigan governor, Nevada Senate, Pennsylvania Senate). Tuesday evening he misplaced the sixth in Georgia.