“Overall for the ‘Cycle,’ 100 Wins, 6 Losses (some of which were not possible to win), and 2 runoffs,” Trump wrote on May 25 on Truth Social.
Such setbacks have so far appeared to be largely confined to Georgia. And one bright spot for Trump in the state came from football great Herschel Walker, who won the Republican Senate primary on May 24 and received 68.2 percent of the vote, with 95 percent of the votes counted by May 25. The second-place candidate Gary Black, the state agriculture commissioner, received 13 percent of the vote.
Walker, also endorsed by Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), is taking on Democrat incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock in the November general election.
“What a long distance you’ve come,” Trump said during a congratulatory speech over the phone at the victory party. “And I’m only going to be more proud of you after November,” he added.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene also won the Republican House primary in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.
“A very big and successful evening of political endorsements,” said the former president. “All wins in Texas (33 & 0 for full primary list), Arkansas, and Alabama. A great new senatorial candidate, and others, in Georgia,” he added, referring to Walker.
The six who lost their races so far are: Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster, Idaho gubernatorial candidate Janice McGeachin, Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Perdue, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), Georgia Secretary of State candidate Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.), and Georgia attorney general candidate John Gordon.
Republicans are favored to win control of Congress in the Nov. 8 elections, which would grant them the power to halt Democratic President Joe Biden's legislative agenda.