Primaries In Ohio, Indiana Set Tone For Future Of GOP, Trump Endorsement 22-0

 May 5, 2022

Former President Donald Trump boasted he’s ‘22-0’ after the candidates he endorsed swept Tuesday’s primary elections in Ohio and Indiana. This victory sets the tone in particular for the future of the Republican Party and was a huge test of endorsement strength for the former 45th president.

The biggest banner race of the night was the the five-way GOP primary for U.S. Senate in Ohio. Trump had endorsed author J.D. Vance, against four other candidates, three of whom has sought Trump’s backing and one of whom did not.

Those other candidates were: Mike Gibbons, Josh Mandel, Jane Timken, and Matt Dolan. Each of these candidates  represented differing views on the future of the GOP (other than Trump’s). Matt Dolan, in particular represented a major departure from Trump’s view for the party. In fact, Dolan’s wife and some top national leftists were noted as urging Ohio Democrats to pull GOP ballots and vote for Dolan. That’s real desperation for you.

Vance shot to the front of the pack in the final weeks of the race in polling after Trump backed him, even despite an all-out effort against him. With Vance winning the GOP nomination for Senate in Ohio, he will now face Rep.Tim Ryan (D-OH) in the general election – whose current strategy is a get-tough stance on China.

One of Vance’s competitors, Matt Gibbons, in conceding the race, focused on the work the party has yet to do,  emphasizing that the general election will now be in full swing, and adding that this election will be the most important in our lifetime.

Gibbons said of Vance:

“I fully support him as the Republican nominee. Never forget, our strength as America does not begin in Washington, it begins here in Ohio. As Republicans we must unite to ensure our values are represented in Washington.”

Additionally, Trumps’ Communications Director, Taylor Budowich, was quoted by Breitbart News, as saying-

“JD Vance put in tremendous work and has immense political talent—which put him in the position to earn the support of President Trump—but it was the endorsement of President Donald J. Trump that took a candidate who many insiders said was in 4th and at single digits in the polls, and in only two weeks, propelled him into a commanding first place finish,” adding “The power of President Trump’s endorsement is undeniable, his dominance over the Republican powerbrokers in D.C. cannot be overstated, and the promise of this MAGA Movement will not just define the Midterms, but it will win for years to come.”

Other winners in Ohio who were endorsed by Trump included: candidates Dave Yost for Attorney General, Keith Faber for Auditor, Frank LaRose for Secretary of State, and Robert Sprague for Treasurer, making Trump 55-0 this year, dating back to the Texas primaries in early March. Very hopeful news for November.

Further, Vance’s success spells good news for other Trump endorsed candidates in other upcoming primaries. These include those in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and elsewhere.

This Tuesday’s primaries were clearly Trump’s moment. He remains firmly in the driver’s seat of the direction of the GOP and as thought, remains in solid command of the Republican Party.

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