Trump Hits Speed Bump

Former President Donald Trump

( – Former President Donald Trump’s endorsement was on full display in Georgia, where Trump went all out to throw his support behind former U.S. Senator David Perdue.

Despite the former President’s best efforts and his self-proclaimed “powerful” endorsement, Perdue lost to Governor Brian Kemp by a 50-point margin on Tuesday.

Kemp has long been in Trump’s crosshairs since he denied Trump’s request to overturn the razor-thin 2020 Presidential election results in the battleground state.

But, before Kemp earned Trump’s ire, the Republican Governor emerged victorious over Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in 2018, thanks to Trump’s endorsement.

Having emerged victorious over Perdue, Kemp will face Abrams in a rematch in November.

Abrams, who faced no opposition in the Democrats’ primary, only narrowly lost to Kemp when they first battled to take the role of governor four years ago, something Kemp acknowledged after Tuesday’s victory.

“Our battle is far from over,” Kemp remarked, “Tonight, the fight for the soul of our state begins to make sure that Stacey Abrams is not going to be our governor or the next president.”

But, while Kemp was celebrating his victory, Trump was facing another embarrassing setback in Alabama, where Rep. Mo Brooks made it to the GOP Senate primary runoff despite Trump retracting his endorsement for the lawmaker in March.

Trump, however, did have some high-profile victories on Tuesday, with his candidate Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, beating challenger George P. Bush in a GOP primary runoff and Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas crushing his two challengers to win renomination.

In a statement, Trump acknowledged his victories, “A very big and successful evening of political Endorsements,” adding “Overall for the “Cycle,” 100 Wins, 6 Losses (some of which were not possible to win), and 2 runoffs.”