Four takeaways from Tuesday's primaries
Here's one: It was just a primary
Trump is still a force
The GOP may not have Arizona or even Georgia anymore (it was certainly the case in 2020 and it may be the case this November), but there’s no denying that Trump still has the GOP.
Trump-backed candidates on Tuesday night performed extremely well.
According to Politico, Trump made 42 endorsements of candidates who had races on Tuesday night. And while a number of key races remain outstanding at the time of this writing, Trump candidates in most races ran the tables.
Trump-backed races of note:
Trump-backed Kari Lake overcame a deficit and pulled ahead of Pence-backed Karrin Taylor Robson. Results are still pending.
Blake Masters handily takes the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. He’ll face incumbent Mark Kelly in November.
Mark Finchem easily secures Secretary of State nomination. Notable that Finchem could be Arizona’s top election official since he remains a 2020 election denier. (More on this later)