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Andy Ogles Wins GOP Nomination in Tennessee’s 5th District

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Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles has been projected as the winner of the Republican nomination in Tennessee’s hotly contested 5th Congressional District.

The newly drawn district attracted a crowded field of candidates vying to represent part of the Nashville area. Ogles, an entrepreneur, will defeat state House Speaker Beth Harwell and retired Brig. Gen. Kurt Winstead,” CNN reported.

“Tennessee’s new congressional map split Davidson county, home to Nashville, into three separate districts, likely shifting the state’s delegation from seven Republicans and two Democrats to eight Republicans and one Democrat,” the outlet added.

“This was the establishment versus the conservative wing of the party,” Ogles told supporters Thursday night. “By darn, the conservatives won.”

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Another crucial election was called in Arizona after days of waiting.

After a delay in getting all votes counted from Maricopa County, Kari Lake was declared the winner of the Arizona Republican gubernatorial primary late on Thursday night.

Lake, who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, handily defeated Karrin Taylor Robson, Scott Neely, and Paola Tulliani-Zen.

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The seat is open given current Republican Gov. Doug Ducey is unable to run for re-election due to term limits.

Lake’s campaign website noted that she has been endorsed by a slew of top Republicans, including former President Donald Trump.

“She is STRONG on CRIME, Will PROTECT our BORDER, 2ND AMENDMENT, MILITARY, VETS, and will FIGHT to RESTORE ELECTION INTEGRITY.” — PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP

“Please ELECT this WOMAN if you still Believe in FREEDOM and LIBERTY in ARIZONA.” — DONALD TRUMP JR

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“She is a CONSERVATIVE, freedom fighter, wants to make sure we SECURE the southern border, and to carryout President Trump’s America First Agenda…” — SENATOR MARSHA BLACKBURN

“I am proud to endorse Kari Lake to be our next Governor. Arizona is at a crossroads and the state needs a governor who will work with the people, and for the people, and not just special interests.” — U.S. CONGRESSMAN PAUL GOSAR

“We need more America First Patriots to stand up to the Fake News & the RINOs & not move an inch. Kari Lake is exactly the type of warrior I’m talking about… No one loves Arizona more than Kari Lake.” — MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE

Several other crucial races were called on Tuesday night.

Michigan Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib has easily won her primary election.

Tlaib, a member of the socialist “Squad,” easily defeated Detriot City Clerk Janice Winfrey and others on Tuesday night.

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The closely-watched Missouri Senate GOP primary attracted several candidates as Republicans competed for retiring Republican Sen. Roy Blunt’s seat.

State Attorney General Eric Schmitt was declared the winner over former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who has been embroiled in several scandals, including allegations by his ex-wife that he abused her and their child.

Donald Trump created a firestorm on Monday when he endorsed “ERIC,” which was interesting given three Erics —  Eric Greitens, Eric Schmitt, and Eric McElroy — all ran for the Senate seat.

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“I trust the Great People of Missouri, on this one, to make up their own minds, much as they did when they gave me landslide victories in the 2016 and 2020 Elections, and I am therefore proud to announce that ERIC has my Complete and Total Endorsement!” Trump said in a statement after he emphasized voters “must send a MAGA Champion and True Warrior to the U.S. Senate, someone who will fight for Border Security, Election Integrity, our Military, and Great Veterans, together with having a powerful toughness on Crime and the Border.”

A Trump adviser said the internal bickering demonstrated the former president’s enduring power and influence in the party.

“Instead of talking about Missouri, the Erics are debating what Trump’s endorsement means,” the adviser said. “Yes, it’s an epic troll.”

Shortly after Trump’s statement, Schmitt claimed to have Trump’s full support.

“President Trump has looked at the candidates and all that’s at stake in this race, and he has given me his COMPLETE AND TOTAL ENDORSEMENT!” read a campaign fundraising email from Schmitt.

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