Across the country, a series of candidates endorsed by Trump jeopardizes the IDP’s chances of winning in 2022.
Trump introduces his Republican enemies
Or is it Rep. Liz Cheney in Wyoming or Gov. Brian Kemp is in Georgia, Trump is trying to exercise his authority over the Republican Party by primeing his imaginary enemies in 2022.
In Wyoming, his primary campaign seems to have failed. Even a Trump-endorsed candidate is struggling against the Cheney name in the state. Liz Cheney was the most outspoken Trump critic in the Republican congressional caucus. If she wins her primary, it will send the message that Trump is not as omnipotent as he believes.
The situation in Georgia is far more dangerous for Republicans. Democrat Stacey Abrams is running for governor, but that has not stopped David Perdue’s Trump from fighting Gov. Brian Kemp in what should be an expensive and brutal primary campaign. could hand over the governor’s race in the fall of 2022 to Abrams.
Trump recruits horrific candidates with records of domestic violence and extremist views
Many candidates recruited by Trump have a common theme of being extremists who, in many cases, have records of domestic violence. In Pennsylvania, Trump’s hand-picked US Senate candidate Sean Parnell dropped out of the race after a judge found that he had probably abused his ex-wife and children. There are allegations of domestic violence against Senate candidate Herschel Walker in Georgia, and these are just two examples of Trump’s tendency to reward domestic violence in 2022.
Trump destroys 2022 for Republican Party
As Jennifer Rubin wrote in The Washington Post, the management of these extremists has consequences for the IDP, “The party will be hampered in swing districts and rival states in any attempt to distance themselves from the disgraceful former president. Their candidates will be repeatedly asked to declare their loyalty or independence from the unwavering cult leader who dominates the party. ”
Republicans get stuck with a lot of bad candidates in potentially winning races because of Trump.
The failed former president may be the biggest asset Democrats have in 2022, not because of his name or presence in the race, but because his list of unelected candidates and desire for chaos could cost Republicans elections that history indicates they should win.
Trump has proven he knows how to do one thing right.
Donald Trump is an expert on losing and costing his party elections.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
Awards and professional membership
Member of the Association of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association