Donald Trump says the candidates he supports win ‘almost every race.’ Here’s what the results say – By Sudiksha Kochi (USA Today) / Aug 2, 2023
WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump is again boasting about his record of endorsing candidates who win races across the country.
“We got a lot of good, tough Republicans around that people are going to run against them and people are going to win and they’re going to get my endorsement every single time,” Trump said at a rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. “And they’re going to win because we win almost every race.”
But how does Trump’s claim line up with the results of recent elections?
Hans Hassell, an associate professor of political science at Florida State University, told USA TODAY that while Trump’s endorsee’s have generally fared well in elections, part of that is because Trump tends to back candidates who are likely to win.