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Former President Donald Trump may no longer be occupying the White House, but he still has sway within the Republican Party — some of which was on display earlier this week, during GOP primaries for the upcoming midterm elections.

Trump has been monumental in helping “America First” candidates win at the ballot box this year, and last night was no exception. He’d previously made endorsements in Michigan, Arizona, and Missouri, — all states with August 2nd primaries, according to the Daily Caller.

While some races are still too close to call, like the Arizona gubernatorial matchup, other races were clear victories for Trump’s handpicked army of candidates.

Kari Lake, a fairly well-known Trump-endorsed candidate for Governor of Arizona, is leading by a small margin against Karrin Taylor Robson. It’s still too close to call, however, according to AZ Central’s coverage of the primary elections.

In other news, Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), an incumbent, won his GOP primary in Arizona’s 4th Congressional district, along with David Schweikert (R-Ariz.)

Blake Masters, a Trump-endorsed Senate candidate from Arizona, won his primary last night, setting the pace for another strong MAGA showing headed into November.

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Masters proudly displayed his endorsement on the campaign website, which read, “Blake is Strong on Border Security, in particular, the disastrous Southern Border where people are pouring into the U.S. by the millions, and destroying our Country.”

Trump continued, “Blake will turn that around quickly. Additionally, he will Cut Taxes and Regulations, be Tough on Crime, and Support our Military and our Vets. Blake will fight for our totally under-siege Second Amendment, and WIN!”

“It is my great honor to give Blake Masters my Complete and Total Endorsement!”

While Masters’ border policy is one of his main campaign issues, he’s not the only one who’s vowing to crack down on illegal immigration if elected.

Abe Hamedah, A Trump-endorsed candidate for Attorney General in Arizona, is currently leading his race as well. While the race has yet to be called, Hamedah is reportedly headed for victory, per The New York Times.

Hamadeh became well known for his stance on illegal immigration and drug cartels and in a previous Fox News interview, and even promised to help designate said cartels as terrorist organizations upon assuming office.

In other states, Trump had primary victories in Michigan where Tudor Dixon won the Republican bid for governor. She will now go up against the state’s current Governor — Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) — in November, AP News reported.

Russel Fry also beat out Tom Rice (R-SC), an incumbent out of South Carolina, according to The Washington Post. Fry, backed by Trump, ran on strong conservative topics such as election security, COVID-19 lockdowns, and the economy.

Trump endorsed candidates are doing remarkably well, setting up the Republican party up for a potential red wave come this Fall.

Donald Trump Jr. tweeted out his support for the aforementioned candidates, writing: “Congrats to all of the pro-Trump America First patriots who won BIG LEAGUE last night!!!”

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