President Trump “didn’t endorse in any of these races. That shows that even without Trump’s involvement, the energy within the Republican Party is squarely against the establishment,” Axios reports.
- Candidates promoting President Donald Trump’s MAGA platform swept the Republican congressional primaries in New Hampshire last night, defeating even better-financed candidates backed by Gov. Chris Sununu and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, according to Axios.
- The biggest loss for the mainstream GOP establishment came in the Senate primary, where state Senate President Chuck Morse admitted defeat to right-wing retired Gen. Don Bolduc, whom Trump has said is a “strong guy, tough guy. I think he’s doing very well, too. I hear he’s up, he’s up quite a bit.”
- Bolduc faced over $4.6 million in super PAC spending on Morse’s behalf from a Mitch McConnell-aligned group, nevertheless beating his rival without spending any money on TV ads, instead “relying on a grassroots army of fed-up conservatives,” Axios notes.
- Karoline Leavitt (25), a former Trump and Elise Stefanik staffer, defeated McCarthy-endorsed Matt Mowers for the state’s 1st District and will go on to face Rep. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.).
- Conservative activist Bob Burns, who has said that his “relationship with [President Trump] and those in his administration will give me the ability to work closely with them on issues facing our state and our country,” defeated pro-abortion Keene Mayor George Hansel.
AXIOS ON THE POWER OF THE ‘TRUMP’ NAME:
“Former President Donald Trump didn’t endorse in any of these races. That shows that even without Trump’s involvement, the energy within the Republican Party is squarely against the establishment,” according to Axios. “Outside Republican money for more-mainstream candidates didn’t make a difference.”
- President Trump celebrated the MAGA wins in New Hampshire by taking to his social media platform, Truth Social.
- “Nice! The ‘Trumpiest’ people ALL won in New Hampshire last night. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!” Trump posted.