While former President Donald Trump’s track record in Tuesday’s primaries wasn’t perfect, his influence over races was clear.
- Donald Trump remains a big force in GOP politics, scoring primary successes in Michigan and Arizona
- Trump also saw setbacks in Washington state
- Trump candidates now head into fall elections in which Trump will be an issue
- The Trump factor could decide control of the U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON – As they have throughout the year, Donald Trump and his allies spent a primary night demonstrating that they remain a powerful force in the Republican Party, with some limits.
As in primaries past, the Trump movement took a few losses, but it also won nominations for many of their partisans and defeated other Republicans who have been critical of the former president.