President Donald Trump’s unblemished record of endorsing winning political candidates continued this week, running his mark to 55-0. The top Trump pick on Tuesday was author and investor J.D. Vance, who won the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat up for grabs this year in Ohio.
Former White House Political Director Brian Jack told reporters that Trump is now “55-0 in midterm primaries.” He added that is “undeniable proof” that an endorsement from the 45th president is the “most powerful in politics.”
President Trump told Fox News Digital that Tuesday was a “really great night for Republicans” and that it marked the beginning of a “tremendous season.”
Trump said that he thought Vance showed “tremendous strength” while adding that all of the candidates he has endorsed will win their races this fall.
Vance’s Ohio win was also valuable for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who has been endorsing a slate of “America First” midterm candidates. She posted a tweet this week congratulating Vance and saying that she is “building a team” that will serve the people in both houses of Congress. She added that it will be far more effective than any “America-Last squad.”
Of the group endorsed by Trump, five still face primary runoffs, which a Trump spokesperson said “counts as a win.”
One Trump-endorsed candidate is facing difficulty. David Perdue is running against Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and is trailing the incumbent in the runup to the GOP primary on May 24. Trump’s other notable endorsement in the Peach State is for football great Herschel Walker, who is leading in the polls in his race for nomination for U.S. Senate.
Trump said this week that he is looking forward to the Georgia primary as well as the one coming up in Pennsylvania.
Trump has endorsed Dr. Mehmet Oz in the Pennsylvania GOP primary for U.S. Senate against David McCormick. Trump said he believes Oz will do “very well” in an interesting race that is set for May 17.
Republican primaries are scheduled for May 10 in Nebraska and West Virginia. In the Republican primary for Nebraska governor, Trump is supporting Charles Herbster, a high-powered agricultural executive to succeed term-limited Gov. Pete Ricketts (R). In West Virginia, Trump has endorsed Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV) for reelection.