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Trump pick loses gubernatorial primary in Nebraska but his candidate in West Virginia wins

Jim Pillen won basic for Republican Party nomination in Nebraska, defeating Trump-backed candidate Charles Herbster and Brett Lindstrom.

Pillen, businessman and university of Regent of Nebraska received approval of current Governor Pete Ricketts and longtime Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne. Herbster’s defeat is the most significant loss of support for Trump since he left office and first of 2022 though he also supported a congressional candidate in Texas who lost 2021 race.

Trump’s election swept the primaries last week in Ohio, but this week has brought Another test of his influence is with scandal-tainted candidate.

Herbster was accused of grope by multiple women, including two who said of your experience openly. He vehemently denied the allegations and campaign manager told The Nebraska Examiner, who first reported on allegations that it was “a political hit-a piece built on 100% false and unsubstantiated claims.

Former President Trump gathers supporters in Nebraska
Campaign posters supporting Nebraska Candidate for Governor Charles Herbster decorate grounds of Freeway I-80 to start of rally with former President Donald Trump on May 01, 2022 in Greenwood, Nebraska.

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At the rally on May 1 in Nebraska, Trump named Herbster”good Human.”

“He was heavily slandered and it’s a shame,” Trump said. of Herbster. “I protect people when I know they good.”

On Tuesday evening, Herbster called campaign “one of nastiest gubernatorial races in state of Nebraska”, adding: “no of us want go home tonight, realizing that it could play a very, very important role role in in results”He called anyway. on The Republican Party is going to unite forward.

“We should try to unite the Republican Party in Nebraska. It will take some work”Herbster said. “We have to do it. It’s necessary. i’m going to go to event tomorrow is chance shake hands with Jim Pillen.”

Ricketts encouraged Pillan win in a statement that says “Jim true conservative what will bring it private sector experience make government run more like a business. Nebraska families and agricultural producers should consider themselves lucky call he is ‘Governor Pillen’ next January”.

Pillen focused on unity and future in his Tuesday night victory speech, which said: “We’re going to focus on what best for Nebraska.”

“We’re going to invest in a farm in our children so all our children know grass is greenest in Nebraska, he said. He also reaffirmed his desire to “end abortion”. in Nebraska” and spoke about the desire to focus on agriculture and education.

Pillen heavy favorite in november against Democratic State Senator Carol Blood, who won her party nomination on Tuesday night.

Already, with polling stations are closed in and Nebraska and West Virginia, two states that host primaries on Tuesday evening one Trump endorsed candidate already won.

Trump really saw one of his candidates win Tuesday. In West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district, Trump-backed Republican Alex Mooney defeated fellow Republican David McKinley. Two congressmen were drawn to the same seat in the House of Representatives after the state lost its constituency following the 2020 Census.

McKinley, and six-term Seventh generation Republican congressman and West Virginian was supported of popular Governor Jim Justice and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin. In the unusual development, one of in key the problems were infrastructure costs, but in In this case, the preferred candidate was one who voted against bipartisan infrastructure bill, Mooney and McKinley, who voted for in package, lost. trump, who won every county in state in 2020, backed Muni because of is not” vote.

McKinley said in Tuesday night’s statement that he is “proud that I have always stood up for what is right for West Virginia—even when it hurt me politically,” referring to its infrastructure. vote.

“The foundation we laid over in last Twelve years have passed way for a more prosperous and diverse West Virginia economy” McKinley said.

David McIntosh, President for club for Growth PAC, outside Republican Party group who supported Muni, said in statement that Muni win “This clear sign that the Republicans want their members of Congress will real conservatives, not moderate RINOs.

Match between incumbent and incumbent between McKinley and Mooney one of five it year.

In Nebraska’s 1st congressional district, the seat formerly held by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry who resigned in March after he was convicted of lying to federal authorities about illegal campaign donation from Foreign National State Senator Mike Flood won. Flood, who had three applicants, received approval from Ricketts and former Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman.

He is meeting with Democratic State Senator Patty Pansing Brooks. who won Tuesday Night Democratic Primary also Run in separate race on June 28 fill out remainder of Fortenberry term.


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