Former President Trump’s influence over the electorate was shown in the Texas primaries this week when every one of his candidates that he endorsed either won or came in first place for a run-off.
In a statement to the former pres. this week, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R) proclaimed that Donald Trump was 2-0 in his Texas primary endorsements.
“I am happy to tell you that every republican I asked you to endorse won or is strongly in first place and going into a runoff election. You had 12 wins and 0 losses with your Texas primary endorsements this week on my list of recommendations,” stated Patrick.
“Your main endorsement of the strong conservative Republicans, that believe in the MAGA policies, and worked hard each and every day for months and together was a combination that won over their opponents,” he said.
Patrick said that he got “more votes than any candidate on the ballot,” finishing with 1.4 million votes and he got a total of 300,000 more votes than he did in the 2018 primaries.
“It looks to be an all-time high that any candidate has received in a contested Texas primary. I used your endorsement in every one of our mailers, ads, and was put at the top of my page on Facebook for months,” stated Patrick.
Another example is Ryan Guillen, a past border region Dem. who became a Republican, and in a three-way race he won with 54 percent of the vote.
“He is the bold Dem. that changes parties close to the border region,” Dan Patrick said. “That is something that you should be really proud of. That was a record win that will help open the door for more Conservative Hispanic dems to swap parties.”
In the attorney general’s race with four candidates, Ken Paxton is endorsed by Trump and came out in first place and will face off against George P. Bush in the May run-off election.
“Paxton led the four-candidate field by a good size margin, even with well-funded and feisty challenges from Bush, Rep. Louie Gohmert and former state Justice Eva Guzman,” stated CNN.
More victories of candidates who are endorsed by trump:
Kevin Sparks, the oilman from West Texas, won in a four-way race with almost 54% of the vote.
Mayes Middleton has won a four-way race with about 56% of the vote.
Governor Greg Abbot won with around 66% in race that had 8 candidates running.
I won with 76% of the total vote in a race of six candidates and, as noted, had largest vote total of any candidate.
Glen Hegar easily won in a two-way race.
Angela Paxton won about 65% in a two-way race.
Texas held its first primaries that are leading up to the 2022 mid-term elections, during which Republicans might be able to take back control of the Senate and House.