Trump Goes 55-0, No Endorsements Lost

Former President Donald Trump might want to consider reopening the Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City the way his luck has been holding.

According to an early tabulation of his betting on the 2022 primaries, his endorsed candidates have all won or moved into runoffs.

That’s a 55-0 record.

The headliner from yesterday’s elections was the surprising victory of Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance. The 37-year-old first-time candidate endorsed by Trump took the GOP primary in Ohio.

“President Trump’s historic endorsement streak of success continues unabated,” former White House Political Director Brian Jack told Secrets today.

“He’s 55-0 in midterm primaries — undeniable proof that his endorsement is the most powerful endorsement in politics,” he added.

Just yesterday, Secrets reported a Rasmussen Reports survey that suggested an endorsement from Trump is not just valuable, but much more than one from unpopular President Joe Biden.

Vance’s victory also was a win for Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has also joined in the endorsement business to back “America First” candidates.

On Twitter today, she congratulated Vance on his primary win and said, “I’m building a team, and it’s not just in the House. We will have a team that exist in both chambers, and only serves the people. Which makes it far more effective than any America-Last squad could ever be.”

Of the 55, five Trump-backed candidates have been pushed into runoffs, and Team Trump does not view them as losses. “We count runoffs as a win too — they didn’t lose,” said a Trump adviser.

Trump does have one notable endorsement in trouble, Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Perdue, who is trailing Gov. Brian Kemp leading up to the May 24 GOP primary. But his other big endorsement in Georgia, former football standout Herschel Walker, is leading as are many of his other picks.

GOP candidates for months have lined up at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and winter residence for an endorsement audience. And when they get one, they cheer loudly.

For example, yesterday the former president backed a former aide, Jim Bognet, who is running in the Pennsylvania House seat that represents Biden’s old hometown of Scranton. Bognet said, “I’m honored to have the support of President Donald Trump. I was proud to work in his administration fighting for the America First agenda and I will continue that fight in Congress. On to victory!”

Below is the list of Trump’s 55 endorsed gubernatorial, Senate, House, and local candidates. An asterisk indicates a runoff:

IN-02: Walorski, Jackie
IN-03: Banks, Jim
IN-04: Baird, Jim
IN-05: Spartz, Victoria
IN-06: Pence, Greg
IN-08: Bucshon, Larry

OH-SENATE: Vance, J.D.
OH-SOS: LaRose, Frank
OH-AG: Yost, Dave
OH-TREAS: Sprague, Robert
OH-AUD: Faber, Keith
OH-01: Chabot, Steve
OH-02: Wenstrup, Brad
OH-04: Jordan, Jim
OH-05: Latta, Bob
OH-06: Johnson, Bill
OH-07: Miller, Max
OH-08: Davidson, Warren
OH-10: Turner, Mike
OH-12: Balderson, Troy
OH-13: Gilbert, Madison Gesiotto
OH-15: Carey, Mike

TX-GOV: Abbott, Greg
TX-LG: Patrick, Dan
TX-AG: Paxton, Ken*
TX-Ag: Miller, Sid
TX-Comp: Hegar, Glenn
TX-LC: Buckingham, Dawn*
TX-04: Fallon, Pat
TX-05: Gooden, Lance
TX-06: Ellzey, Jake
TX-10: McCaul, Michael
TX-11: Pfluger, August
TX-12: Granger, Kay
TX-13: Jackson, Ronny
TX-14: Weber, Randy
TX-15: De La Cruz, Monica
TX-19: Arrington, Jodey
TX-22: Nehls, Troy
TX-24: Van Duyne, Beth
TX-25: Williams, Roger
TX-26: Burgess, Michael
TX-27: Cloud, Michael
TX-31: Carter, John
TX-36: Babin, Brian
TX-38: Hunt, Wesley
TX-SD-08: Paxton, Angela
TX-SD-11: Middleton, Mayes
TX-SD-24: Flores, Pete*
TX-SD-31: Sparks, Kevin
TX-HD-15: Toth, Steve
TX-HD-31: Guillen, Ryan*
TX-HD-61: Frazier, Frederick
TX-Tarrant Co-Judge: O’Hare, Tim
TX-Tarrant Co-DA: Sorrells, Phil*

Reporting from The Washington Examiner.