The RINO wing of the Republican Party continues to recede as Trump-backed, America First candidates win their primaries.
In the House, only two of ten Republican impeachment voters will advance to the general election after four retired and four were successfully primaried.
Of the two that survived their primary, they narrowly eked out a victory by 2-3 percentage points.
In the Senate, America First candidates won tough elections in contested primaries.
JD Vance won his primary after a last-minute endorsement by Trump over former Ohio.
Blake Masters, someone who President Trump endorsed early on, won his primary in Arizona.
Mehmet Oz eked out a victory in a three-way primary with Trump’s endorsement being a key factor.
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) casted doubt on if Republicans could retake the Senate because he believes that America First candidates will not be appealing to the general electorate.
President Trump ripped him a new one on Truth Social.
The Gateway Pundit Reports–
“Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) acknowledged Thursday that the GOP may not retake the Senate during the November 2022 midterm elections.
“I think there’s probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate,” McConnell told reporters in Kentucky. “Senate races are just different, they’re statewide, candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome.”
“In the Senate, if you look at where we have to compete in order to get into a majority, there are places that are competitive in the general election,” McConnell said. “So, you can’t nominate somebody who’s just sort of unacceptable to a broader group of people and win. We had that experience in 2010 and 2012.”
Trump responded on Truth Social, saying
“Why do Republicans Senators allow a broken down hack politician, Mitch McConnell, to openly disparage hard working Republican candidates for the United States Senate. This is such an affront to honor and to leadership. He should spend more time (and money!) helping them get elected, and less time helping his crazy wife and family get rich on China!”