Trump’s endorsement record is rising. Blake Masters has won Arizona’s Republican U.S. Senate Primary, according to a projection early Wednesday Morning from Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman.
“I’ve seen enough: Blake Masters (R) wins the #AZSEN GOP primary and will face Sen. Mark Kelly (D) in the fall. @CookPolitical November rating: Toss Up,” Wasserman tweeted.
Wasserman is a venture capitalist, formally from Silicon Valley, who grew up in Arizona. He earned 37% of the vote at the time of Wasserman’s forecast. That put him seven points higher and about 40,000 votes ahead of the next closest challenger who was businessman Jim Lamon.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) August 3, 2022
There were five GOP candidates in the race, but Wasserman was the one with former President Donald Trump’s endorsement. He beat out Lemon along with former Arizona representative Justin Olson, retired Air Force Major General Mick McGuire, and Arizona attorney general Make Brnovich in Tuesday’s primary.
After he received Trump’s endorsement, he said his backing has “been like rocket fuel for this campaign.”
Trump called Masters a “great modern-day thinker” and “one of the most successful businessmen and investors in the Country.” He also praised Masters for his commitment to election integrity.
“Arizona is a State where the 2020 Election was Rigged and Stolen, and a very thorough audit proved it,” Trump said.
“Blake knows that the ‘Crime of the Century’ took place, he will expose it and also, never let it happen again.”
Masters told Breitbart news, “I think we let Google swing the 2020 presidential election.” He vowed to “find a way to meaningfully restrain these companies and make them behave” if elected to U.S. Senate.
Trump wasn’t the only one supporting Masters. He was also backed by billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel, who supported Masters’ campaign with several million dollars in funding.
The next closely watched Arizona primary will be for the governor’s seat. Will Trump’s endorsement win the day again?