Will Trump continue his undefeated Primary record of 55-0 today as 4 more Trump-backed candidates step up to the plate in Nebraska and West Virginia? Trump went 33 and 0 in Texas in March and 22 and 0 in Ohio and Indiana just last week proving that he’s still got it, and that the GOP needs his endorsement if they want to take both the House and Senate in the midterms.
Here are the 4 races to watch in Nebraska and West Virginia today:
Charles Herbster, gubernatorial candidate
The former chairman of Trump’s Agriculture and Rural Advisory Committee, Herbster has touted his previous ties to the former president in his campaign and has beat out eight other candidates for Trump’s endorsement.
Trump held two rallies for Herbster this week, including one tele-rally.
Rep. Adrian Smith, 3rd Congressional District
Rep. Adrian Smith (R-Neb.) is running to keep his seat in the state’s 3rd Congressional District and is being challenged by Marine Corps and National Guard veteran Mike Calhoun.
Smith was one of the congressmen who objected to the Electoral College’s certification of President Biden’s win in the 2020 presidential election.
Rep. Carol Miller, 3rd Congressional District
Rep. Carol Miller (R), who currently represents West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District, is now running for the state’s 1st Congressional District due to new maps following the 2020 census. Miller has quite the list of competitors gunning for her position including former retired Army Lt. Col. Scott Fuller, optometrist Zane Lawhorn, and government contractor and Army veteran James Houser.
Rep. Alex Mooney, 2nd Congressional District
In the first Republican primary between two incumbents, Mooney is going head to head with Republican colleague McKinley.
The only concern I have for Alex Mooney is that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is publicly pushing W. VA for a McKinley win and even went as far as appearing in a campaign ad for McKinley and touting the fact that both of them opposed Biden’s Build Back Better plan.