‘ALL WIN’S’: Trump-Endorsed Candidates All Win Their Primaries in Florida
Trump acted as a king-maker for Tuesday night’s primaries from his Floridian’ palace’ in Mar-a-Lago, issuing a slate of endorsements for incumbent republicans, all of which who won.
In a Truth Social post, Trump celebrated his predictions across the country.
“Looks like a fantastic evening of ALL WINS — Great Candidates!!!
In another post, Trump lauded his endorsement record overall and his impact on closer races.
“6 and 0 tonight, turning numerous tight races into big and easy wins. Overall for last 4 years, 98.4% on Endorsements!”
The former president’s preferred candidates in Florida all won their races.
Republican Florida Representative Matt Gaetz defeated challenger Mark Lombardo.
Congressman @MattGaetz’s first reaction to his landslide primary win:
“This is a fighting district, and for two more years they’ll have a FIGHTING congressman.” 🇺🇸🔥 pic.twitter.com/mS4GRoirea
— Joel Valdez (@realJoelValdez) August 24, 2022
Veteran Anna Paulina Luna won her race for District 13, winning public office for the first time after her defeat at the hands of Charlie Crist in 202. She will soon be going to Washington as US House Representative.
Thank you Pinellas County! I look forward to representing you in Washington DC and delivering results for our community! President Trump… I kicked ass like you wanted me too. 🇺🇸🙏🇺🇸
— Anna Paulina Luna (@VoteAPL) August 23, 2022
Wilton Simpson won his race for Agricultural commissioner, Nikki Fried’s former position, with 65% of the vote.
Tonight’s victory marks the beginning of an important conversation with Floridians across the state. I’m grateful to the hardworking families and businesses, trusted leos, and the Sunshine State’s dedicated farmers who put their faith in me +our shared vision of Florida’s future.
— Wilton Simpson (@WiltonSimpson) August 24, 2022
Trump also endorsed Senator Marco Rubio, despite Rubio refusing to vote against the 2020 Election results. Nevertheless, Trump referred to him as “a tireless advocate for the people of Florida,” Rubio won his primary unopposed.
Trump endorsed a myriad of other hopeful Republican representatives but conspicuously did not endorse an attorney general.
Trump also has not yet endorsed Governor Ron DeSantis either, nor is it clear that he will. Both Trump and DeSantis are poised to make a bid for the White House, but neither has announced a campaign, potentially explaining Trump’s silence. However, Trump may also not find it necessary or simply too early. Nothing is for sure, only that if he does endorse DeSantis, DeSantis has a statistically good shot of taking the win.
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