Donald Trump held a special rally in Ohio in the hopes of ginning up enthusiasm for special election candidate, Republican Troy Balderson. Unfortunately, the president has been supporting the ultra-conservative that he believed his base would support. What would happen if all his picks won? Something rather awful.
Balderson and Trump already claimed victory. However, the candidate has not won. The race is still neck-and-neck.
That did not stop them from calling the election themselves. Balderson said:
‘Over the next three months, I’m going to do everything I can to keep America great again, so that when we come back here in November — get ready, we gotta come back here in November — I have earned your vote for a second time.’
Still the man sitting in the Oval Office tweeted:
‘5 for 5!’
Pundits have labeled Kansas a deep red state, but it has tended to be conservative with a wide independent streak. Trump endorsed Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the king of immigration ID over the temporary incumbant, Governor Jeff Colyer.
Once again, that race has been too close to call. Yet, the president tweeted on election eve:
‘He is a fantastic guy who loves his State and our Country – he will be a GREAT Governor and has my full & total Endorsement! Strong on Crime, Border & Military.’
According to The Denver Post, Democratic Laura Kelly beat out all her Kansan men opponents and will go on to face a Republican in November. Her best bet would be against Kobach.
As it turned out, the candidates that Donald Trump has supported are all too conservative for their states, especially with women eager to see POTUS held accountable. Now, Trump has done Democratic candidates the favor of aiding conservatives too far right to win in the general election.
Michigan’s Republican John James will go up against popular Senator Debbie Stabenow (D). Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley (R) will go up against Senator Claire McCaskill (D), another favorite.
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