Donald Trump is now 58-1 in primary races.
Most media outlets are going nuts over the one, completely ignoring the 58 wins.
It is far from the end of the world for Trump, but this is one of the losses that will sting.
Another Bad Choice
I have not hidden my criticism over several of Trump’s endorsements.
Some of them have already won, and some are still awaiting their primary races, but that does not take away from the fact I thought they were bad candidates for the Republican Party.
Charles Herbster was one of those candidates.
Be the accusations accurate or not, he was facing down some serious sexual misconduct charges, which clearly would have hurt him in the general election.
Herbster was not even able to overcome them during the primary, losing to Jim Pillen by more than 7,000 votes (2.9 percent).
In this day and age, you just cannot have someone running for office facing these types of allegations, so this is actually a good loss for Trump.
Better to lose now than in the general election.
Herbster had been accused of groping several women inappropriately, which he referred to during his concession speech, stating that this was “one of the nastiest campaigns for governor in the history of Nebraska.”
He continues to deny the allegations, but as we all know, that means very little these days and all but dooms a campaign when they are made.
Unless you can prove without a doubt the allegations are contrived, you are guilty until proven innocent in this woke world of ours.
While Trump took this loss, he scored a huge win in West Virginia with Rep. Alexander Mooney fighting off Rep. David McKinley for the seat in the Second Congressional District.
The loss taken by Trump on Tuesday will definitely not be his last.
Several big races are too close to call, but there is little doubt that Governor Kemp is going to trounce David Perdue in the Georgia governor primary.
Perdue was trailing by double digits and the NRA just came out to endorse Kemp, which should end any hope of all at Perdue making a miraculous comeback.
As I have stated before, however, the real test for Trump will be during the general election.
This is when we find out if his endorsement helps or hurts the party as it moves forward to the 2024 presidential election.