The dirty little secret about Trump’s endorsements

Former President Donald Trump boasts his winning endorsement record any chance he gets, but is his seal of approval really all it’s cracked up to be? In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza breaks down the numbers that show Trump’s picks aren’t quite as unbeatable as he wants you to think.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

Jake Ellzey wins Texas special election runoff, CNN projects
www.cnn.com/2021/07/27/politics/texas-6th-district-runoff-results/index.html

GOP Rep. Ron Wright dies following Covid diagnosis
www.cnn.com/2021/02/08/politics/ron-wright-congressman-dies/index.html

Donald Trump’s PAC makes last-minute ad buy for Susan Wright in District 6 congressional race
www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2021/07/24/donald-trumps-pac-makes-last-minute-ad-buy-for-susan-wright-in-district-6-congressional-race/

www.politico.com/election-results/2021/texas/special-election-july-27/

Trump boosts Julia Letlow ahead of Louisiana special election
thehill.com/homenews/campaign/544146-trump-boosts-julia-letlow-ahead-of-louisiana-special-election

Endorsements by Donald Trump
ballotpedia.org/Endorsements_by_Donald_Trump

www.cnn.com/election/2020/results/house

Daily Kos Elections' presidential results by congressional district for 2020, 2016, and 2012
www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/11/19/1163009/-Daily-Kos-Elections-presidential-results-by-congressional-district-for-2020-2016-and-2012

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