Trump-backed energy lobbyist Mike Carey was declared the winner of the Ohio Republican primary Tuesday night.

The victory isn’t only a win for the party but also for the 45th president. Last week, his candidate Susan Wright lost a special election in Texas to another Republican Jake Ellzey, despite having the endorsement of the 45th president. The upset sparked some to question of Trump’s popularity and influence within the Republican Party had begun to wane, however, Carey’s victory solidifies that Trump still holds a tight grip on the party.

The Hill reports:

The Associated Press called the race shortly after 9 p.m. ET. Carey led the pack with more than 37 percent of the vote, or just shy of 9,300 ballots cast in his name.

Carey was a virtual unknown before winning Trump’s support and campaigned largely on the… president’s backing. He bested a crowd of roughly a dozen other primary contenders to run for the seat that was vacated by former Rep. Steve Stivers (R), who retired to run the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

After Carey’s win, 45th President Trump issued a statement congratulating him through his Save America PAC.

“Great Republican win for Mike Carey. Big numbers! Thank you to Ohio and all of our wonderful American patriots. Congratulations to Mike and his family. He will never let you down!” Trump said in a statement.

Carey thanked Trump for his support during his victory speech, emphasizing that it was the 45th president’s endorsement that propelled him to victory.

“Tonight, Republicans across Ohio’s 15th Congressional District sent a clear message to the nation that President Donald J. Trump is, without a doubt, the leader of our party. I could not be more grateful for his support, and I am proud to deliver this win to advance his America First agenda,” Carey said.

Carey will face off against Democrat state Rep. Allison Russo in November’s general election.

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Gary Von Neida
10 months ago

Screw the R,I,N,O,s , it’s the MAGA Party Candidates that will be winners.

james bolton
james bolton
10 months ago
Reply to  Gary Von Neida

It’s the MAGA party candidates that are winners, until they start counting the globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ voter fraud .

james bolton
james bolton
10 months ago

Now they can start to count the globalist voter fraud ballots until the globalist puppet is appointed .

Michael Tiefenback
Michael Tiefenback
10 months ago

Everyone thinking about election vote counts should go watch “Key Largo,” a (Humphrey) Bogart and (Edward G.) Robinson film. The gangster (Robinson) character speaks quite presciently on getting his stood-up candidate elected by continuing to count the votes multiple times until they “come out right.” I really do not see how this movie is not used as a meme or otherwise to frame this discussion. It applies as well to the 2000 election (it is set in Florida!) as it does to the Democrats’ comments about Trump not being legitimate in 2016 and back to the future of the absolute travesty of covid-justified of random changes in election rules in 2020.

The other applicable concept I see missing from the discussion is “The Consent of the Governed.” Without public confidence in elections and with poll watchers being forcibly excluded from observation, we miss on this topic.

10 months ago

Take the country away from the communist democrat cult party!