For the few people who might have still doubted former President Donald Trump’s ability to mint political victories ten months after he exited the White House, Tuesday night’s red wave of GOP winners should be all the proof they need.
According to the Washington Examiner, all four Republican candidates who received Trump’s endorsement were able to notch out victories, including Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin, who managed to upset career Democratic politician Terry McAuliffe, Virginia’s former governor.
Brian Jack, Trump’s former White House political director, summed up election night best, saying, “The power of President Trump’s endorsement is undeniable.”
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel echoed that opinion, saying, “President Trump continues to be a huge boost for Republicans across the country.”
“In 2020, his record in congressional special and primary elections was 120-2, and last night, he was 4-0 in general elections in Virginia, Ohio, New York, and Florida. Results don’t lie,” Jack said of Trump’s endorsement power.
Aside from the Youngkin victory, which was the crown jewel Republican win of the evening, the former president’s other three endorsed candidates across the country also had a fantastic evening.
Congressman-elect Mike Carey, of Ohio’s 15th Congressional District, managed to beat back his Democratic challenger, thanks to a series of events held with the former president, including robocalls, rallies, and statements of support. Carey was selected by Trump out of a crowded Republican primary pool of 11 possible candidates.
The 45th president also managed to score a victory in New York, where Vito Fossella, a Trump-backed candidate for borough president of Staten Island, soared to victory on Tuesday night. Fossella reportedly heaped high praise on Trump during his victory speech.
In his home state of Florida, Trump-endorsed Hialeah mayoral candidate Esteban “Steve” Bovo crossed the finish line with 59% of the vote.
A number of left-leaning media outlets were unusually blunt in their assessment of what took place on Tuesday night, including CNN running the headline on the front page of their website that read “Democrats misjudged the mood of the nation.”
Liberal pundits spent the evening, and likely the rest of this week, slamming the far-left progressives who were responsible for the “defund the police” movement and other radical ideas that very clearly were not appealing to the rest of the nation.
Virginia was touted as a bellwether election which paints a picture for the upcoming 2022 midterms. If the midterms are anything like Tuesday night, Democrats are absolutely in trouble.