Former President Trump’s track record of endorsing winning candidates continued this week, as the former news anchor and journalist Kari Lake won a close race in Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial primary. The race between Lake and Karrin Taylor Robson remained too close to report until Thursday, two days after Election Day, when The Associated Press called the race for Lake.

Lake will now face Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs in the November general election.

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Razor Thin Race

As mail-in ballots arriving before Election Day gave Robson an early lead, polling station results on election day and Maricopa County releasing the results of their mail-in ballots gave Lake victory.

The race has become something of a referendum between Lake, a candidate endorsed by Trump, and Robson, who has been endorsed by former Vice President Mike Pence, current Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and former Governor of New JerseyChris Christie.

Trump’s nominees have won numerous races in Arizona, including Senate, Secretary of State, Attorney General, US House seats, and State House seats. Arizona was a crucial location in the 2020 election and will certainly be so again in 2024.

Lake has been very outspoken about her views on the 2020 election. She said she would decertify Joe Biden’s 2020 victory in Arizona, saying, “He lost the election and he shouldn’t be in the White House.”

Lake has also been unafraid to give back to left-leaning media what they are trying to say.

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Latest round of primaries going well for Trump candidates

Tuesday night’s latest round of primaries was good for Trump-endorsed candidates. In addition to Arizona, candidates from Michigan have done well.

Representative Peter Meijer, one of the few House Republicans to vote to impeach President Trump, lost his primary race to former Trump administration official John Gibbs.

Those who voted for impeachment are chosen one by one, with Meijer being the latest. Trump took to his own Truth Social social media platform and wrote, “Now is not a good time for Impeachers – 7 down, 3 to go!” Tudor Dixon won the GOP governor’s primary and will face Governor Gretchen Whitmer in November.

Nationwide, it was a good night to be a Trump candidate. Of the 42 mentions Trump gave in this last primary cycle, 32 have won their respective races, and some may still be pending.

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Democrats prepare for November

For Democrats, election night this fall could look a lot like Tuesday. Democrats pinned their hopes on things like the reversal of Roe vs. Wade and the January 6 hearings, but these are not priorities for the Americans. Rampant inflation and high gasoline and food prices are.

Joe Biden’s low endorsement tally has Democrats saying out loud they don’t want him running again in 2024, and many are reluctant to invite him to campaign with them.

Another takeaway from Tuesday night’s primaries: As Democrats and the media try to downplay Donald Trump’s influence on the Republican Party, there’s no doubt it’s very much in the picture. Biden’s unpopularity coupled with Trump’s track record could be a deadly combination for Democrats.

Several other states have primaries in the coming weeks, including Wyoming, where Liz Cheney trails her opponent, Harriet Hageman by about 20 points. Trump’s “Number 8” could be waiting in the wings.

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