Trump-Endorsed Dan Cox Smokes Hogan’s Blowout Primary Candidate

Maryland delegate Dan Cox (R-04), who won the much-valued endorsement of former President Donald J. Trump, beat out Trump critic Gov. Larry Hogan’s (R-MD) pick. as his successor, Kelly Schulz, in the Republican primary for governor of Maryland.

Cox was the only candidate with Trump’s backing in a contest Tuesday night and easily beat Schulz, who served as labor, licensing and regulatory secretary and commerce secretary at different times during Hogan’s administration. Trump endorsed Cox in November, and the race has become a microcosm of something much bigger happening in the GOP as the America First movement and the Republican establishment battle for the soul of the party. With 68 percent of the reports as of 11:20 p.m., Cox had garnered 56 percent of the vote, beating Schulz, who won 40 percent, Associated Press election results shared by the New York Times To display. The victory signals that Maryland’s conservatives are more aligned with Trump than the incumbent governor.

“Wow! Trump endorsed Dan Cox is doing great tonight seeking the Republican gubernatorial nomination in the great state of Maryland,” Trump wrote in a Truth Social Post before NBC News called the race. done, but RINO’s Larry Hogan endorsement doesn’t seem to be working out so well for his heavily favored candidate. Next, I’d like to see Larry run for president! »

“Congratulations to Dan Cox. NBC Fake News just called the race, but in this case the reporting wasn’t fake (for a change!),” he wrote in a later post.

In his endorsement, the 45th president lambasted Hogan, as Breitbart News previously reported:

“Dan Cox is a first Patriot American running for governor in the great state of Maryland. A tough lawyer and a smart businessman, Dan did an outstanding job in the Maryland General Assembly,” the former president said. in a press release.

“Dan is MAGA all the way, unlike his opponent, Kelly Schultz, who was handpicked by his ‘boss’, RINO Larry Hogan, who has been terrible for our country and is against the America First movement”, continued Trump. “As a state delegate, Dan stood up to Hogan when he supported and met with Joe Biden. Dan is for low taxes, school choice and more confinement.

After the endorsement, Hogan tweeted that “[p]Personally, I would prefer mentions of people who didn’t lose Maryland by 33 points.

Hogan also called on Trump not to run for president again, and in December told Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier he would be “bad for the country” by appearing on Fox News Sunday. On Monday, Trump blasted Hogan yet again in a statement. “Get rid of Shutdown RINO Larry Hogan trying to bring another RINO into power, Kelly Schulz,” he said, as Policy Noted.

The victory puts Trump’s approval record at 147-10 in 2022, and notably, Trump was perfect with his picks in 22 other states:

  1. Texas: 33-0
  2. Indiana: 6-0
  3. Ohio: 16-0
  4. West Virginia: 2-0
  5. Kentucky: 6-0
  6. Pennsylvania: 8-0
  7. Alabama: 6-0
  8. Arkansas: 5-0
  9. California: 7-0 [8-0 with Rep. Connie Conway’s (R-CA) special election victory]
  10. Iowa: 4-0
  11. Mississippi: 1-0
  12. Montana: 2-0
  13. New Jersey: 1-0
  14. South Dakota: 1-0
  15. Nevada: 2-0
  16. North Dakota: 2-0
  17. Virginia: 4-0
  18. Alaska: 1-0
  19. Colorado: 1-0
  20. 20.Illinois: 4-0
  21. Oklahoma: 4-0
  22. 22.Utah: 3-0

Additionally, the 13 U.S. candidates who earned the nod from the 45th president are undefeated so far:

  1. J.D. Vance – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Ohio
  2. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Idaho
  3. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Kentucky
  4. Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in North Carolina
  5. Dr. Mehmet Oz – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania
  6. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Arkansas
  7. Herschel Walker – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia
  8. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Iowa
  9. Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Nevada
  10. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in North Dakota
  11. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in South Carolina
  12. Katie Britt – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Alabama
  13. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Utah

The primary season suffers another lull before resuming Aug. 2 with big Republican races in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan and Missouri.


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