Ex-Trump aide Max Miller won his Ohio race, as former POTUS touts clean sweep in races he endorsed

Tuesday's wins appears to prove just how helpful a Trump endorsement is, at least in GOP primaries

Updated: May 4, 2022 - 2:58pm

Former aide to President Trump Max Miller won the GOP primary for Ohio's 7th Congressional District on Tuesday evening, finishing ahead of three other Republicans in the race.

Trump had endorsed Miller, as well as most other GOP winners in the Buckeye State on Tuesday. He later told Fox News that it was "a really great night for Republicans."

"I was 22 and 0. I won every race," he also said.

The highest-profile winner among Trump's primary picks was J.D. Vance, the "Hillbilly Elegy" author and venture capitalist who beat out a competitive GOP field to snag the party nomination for the Ohio Senate seat being vacated by GOP Sen. Rob Portman.

Trump gave Vance his nomination mere weeks ago, but it was enough time for the campaign to see millions more in donations roll in and receive the bump in the polls the candidate needed to put him over the edge.

"It was a great victory for everyone, but I am most happy for the party because we have great candidates," Trump said. "I think all of them will be winning in the fall. We love all of our candidates from Indiana, from Ohio, I went 22 and 0."

Trump is also predicting "big numbers" for Republicans in the general elections in November.

His attention now turns to primary races in Pennsylvania, where he has endorsed Dr. Mehmet Oz over former hedge-funder David McCmormick, and Georgia, where he is all in for former Sen. David Perdue oust GOP incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp.

"The Oz race is going to be interesting. I think Oz is going to do very well. Oz is going to do very well," said Trump, possibly hedging his bets in Georgia, where Perdue is polling significantly behind Kemp. "Georgia is going to be interesting. I have a lot of candidates in Georgia."

Trump has also endorsed Herschel Walker in the Georgia GOP Senate  primary to take on Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock.

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