Skip to comments.Winners and losers from Tuesday’s primaries: Once again, Trump is a big winner
Posted on 08/15/2018 10:33:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Primaries in four states Tuesday Minnesota, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Vermont set up competitive governors, Senate and House races across the country this November. But even before then, these primaries identified some clear winners and losers that reinforced trends weve been seeing all year. Here they are:
Trump: At least in Republican primary politics, Tuesday once again proved hes the king. Republican politicians on the ballot Tuesday who dissed him in 2016 raced to undo that, and those who didnt do it convincingly enough lost their primaries. In Minnesotas competitive governors race, Republican voters nominated a relative outsider, Jeff Johnson, over a former governor, Tim Pawlenty, as Pawlenty struggled to get out from under the fact he called Trump unhinged and unfit during the campaign. (Johnson has his own past problems with Trump, which well get to in the loser section.) The Republican Party has shifted, Pawlenty said as he lost. It is the era of Trump, and Im just not a Trump-like politician.
Trumps riskiest endorsement yet, in last weeks GOP Kansas governors primary, paid off Tuesday, too. Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded an ultra-close race to Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who helped lead Trumps voter fraud commission.
Diversity: For the first time, voters of a major party nominated an openly transgender woman for governor. Christine Hallquist won the Democratic nomination for governor in Vermont (though shell have to work hard to actually make that race against Gov. Phil Scott (R) competitive). In Connecticut, Democrat Jahana Hayes won her primary for Congress and is set to become the first black woman to represent New England in the House. In Minnesota, Democrat Ilhan Omar is one of two candidates who won primaries in the past two weeks vying to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress....
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” I hope they have a stress-relieving room for her to go to and play Xbox and color.”
I think many leftists plan to party and “celebrate” on Nov. 7.
Metro police will sympathize and stand down.
This degree of “honesty” coming from the Compost....shocking, I tell ya!!!
I think it’s beginning to dawn on even the thickest of the thick heads that Trump is here to stay.
Whatever happened with that, BTW?
There is a mighty big red wave coming this way!
All the haters are tearing their hair out.
I hope so. The total number of Dems bear the total amount of republicans big time though in all 4 states.. Thats scary. Republicans need to show up.
It was laughed out of existence by the cool kids because, of course, there is no voter fraud except against people of color.
I’ll feel better when we win the House and get 60 Senate seats.
Poorly written article. Doesn’t really say much we didn’t already know and besided, until the November elections, we won’t really know how Trump affected races. Right now, all we have are a handful of primaries where it mattered, but that’s republican versus republican.
And yet she wrote it, and without much slant or snark. Kudos to her. We don't always have to insult the Lefties, especially when they get something right. We want them coming over to our side in the end. Insulting them all the way.... won't get that done.
54-55 is more likely... just on the border of no longer being handcuffed by the RINOs
And these were incredibly important. We need to oust the Establishment RINOs and get solid pro-American and limited govt candidates in there. I would have liked to see more RINOs wasted, but I still like the progress
Thanks, I was having trouble understand how democrats winning democrat primaries constituted a blue wave, no matter how queer they are.
It is the era of Trump, and Im just not a Trump-like politician.
No, Tim, you’re a Bush-like politician and we have had a belly full of those.
Too many states refused to cooperate.
You're right - this had that 'feel' of information that was current and interesting (what we once expected and called 'news')...
Don’t let Amber in there. She’ll eat all the Play Doh.
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