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Nearly All Trump-Endorsed Midterm Candidates Underperformed

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The Washington Post has reported that nearly all of the Congressional candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump underperformed at last week's midterm elections.

  • WaPo: In 114 [competitive races], candidates bearing Trump endorsements underperformed their baseline by a whopping five points, while Republicans who were without Trump’s blessing overperformed their baseline by 2.2 points — a remarkable difference of more than seven points."
  • Trump formally announced his 2024 presidential bid at his Mar-a-Largo resort in Florida yesterday, saying: “We will make America wealthy again. We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. We will make America glorious again. And we will make America great again.”

Chart 1:Performance of Trump-endorsed Candidates in Competitive Races (Washington Post)

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The Washington Post has reported that nearly all of the Congressional candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump underperformed at last week's midterm elections.

  • WaPo: In 114 [competitive races], candidates bearing Trump endorsements underperformed their baseline by a whopping five points, while Republicans who were without Trump’s blessing overperformed their baseline by 2.2 points — a remarkable difference of more than seven points."
  • Trump formally announced his 2024 presidential bid at his Mar-a-Largo resort in Florida yesterday, saying: “We will make America wealthy again. We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. We will make America glorious again. And we will make America great again.”

Chart 1:Performance of Trump-endorsed Candidates in Competitive Races (Washington Post)