Trump-backed candidates dominate in Kentucky primaries

Representatives Thomas Massie, Andy Barr, and Hal Rogers each won by wide margins in the Blue Grass State.

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz Montreal QC

Three Trump-endorsed Republican representatives won their primaries in the state of Kentucky on Tuesday.

Representatives Thomas Massie, Andy Barr, and Hal Rogers each won by wide margins following their endorsements by the former President.

Massie defeated challengers Claire Wirth, George Washington, and Alyssa Dara McDowell with 75 percent of the vote as of 7:55 PM EST.

Barr won his district by 88.5 percent of the vote against project manager Derek Leonard Petteys.

House Dean Hal Rogers has likely secured his 22nd consecutive term, according to Newsmax. He defeated four Republican opponents while securing 86 percent of the vote. Rogers was first elected to the position in 1981 and is the longest-serving member of the House.

Trump's endorsement of Rogers included high praise, calling him "a tireless advocate for the people of Kentucky’s 5th" Congressional District, The Hill reports.

"Hal is working hard to support our Military and Vets, Grow our Economy, Defend the Second Amendment, and Stop the Trafficking of Deadly Opioids into our Communities," Trump said.

Veteran Brett Guthrie also won his primary, with polls showing he defeated his opponent by 50 points.

An endorsement was not made in Kentucky's third district by Trump—a seat that is considered a Democrat-voter stronghold.


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