(DCWatchdog.com) – Former President Donald J. Trump experienced his most devastating political endorsement blow this past week when Georgia Governor Brian Kemp achieved a 50-point victory over Trump-endorsed former U.S. Senator David Perdue in the gubernatorial primary.
But Tuesday would prove even more discomfiting for Trump when Rep. Mo Brooks made it into the runoff for the GOP Senate nomination despite Trump retracting his endorsement of the Congressman in March.
However, it wasn’t all doom and gloom for the former President, who remains the GOP’s most influential figure.
In the Texas GOP primary runoff, Attorney General Ken Paxton, backed by Trump, demolished George P. Bush, the Texas land commissioner.
In Arkansas, Trump-endorsed candidate Sen. John Bozman also came out victorious ahead of two primary challengers.
So far, Trump’s endorsements have had mixed results.
In Ohio, GOP Senate nominee JD Vance was propelled to a comeback victory last month, thanks to Trump’s endorsement. Pennsylvania Senate candidate Mehmet Oz became a front-runner in his race. However, it still hasn’t been decided.
However, in Idaho, Trump-backed, far-right Lt. Gov. Janice McGeahin lost the gubernatorial primary to incumbent Republican Gov. Brad Little.
Trump’s candidate also lost in Nebraska’s GOP gubernatorial primary, making Perdue’s loss Trump’s third gubernatorial candidate loss in this year’s primaries.
But Perdue shared no ill will toward Kemp.
Instead, on Tuesday night, Perdue conceded the race, revealing that he had called Kemp and “congratulated him,” adding that he is “fully supporting Brian Kemp” and would be working hard to “make damn sure Stacey Abrams is not the next governor of Georgia.”