Mitt Romney wins Utah Senate primary runoff, in the latest victory for a Trump-backed candidate

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Mitt Romney wins Utah Republican Senate primary

Former GOP presidential candidate thanks Fans; Dan Springer reports from Provo, Utah.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is projected to win, to replace his primary runoff in the race retiring Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, marking the latest in a series of victories by the trump-backed candidate on Tuesday.

In all seven States with primaries or runoffs across the country to hold on Tuesday with the Utah competition among the highest profile.

The victories of the trump-backed candidate, piled up, the President weighed in on Twitter, called on Tuesday a “big night.”

“The Democrats are in an uproar!” Trump wrote. “To lose open borders and unchecked crime in a certain way in elections. The Republicans are for Strong borders, NO crime! A Great NIGHT!”

The President also retweeted a picture of himself while surfing have a huge red wave, while a panicked donkey on the top of mumbles is a small blue puddle again and again, “blue wave!”

— The Trumpet-Train ??? (@The_Trump_Train) June 27, 2018

Romney beat back a challenge from little-known state Rep. Mike Kennedy, who stressed his local experience, to draw a contrast with the former GOP presidential candidate.

Romney and Kennedy were to compete in the drain because neither was able to secure a minimum of 60 percent of the members for the support at the state GOP Convention earlier this year.

Great and final victory of Mitt Romney. Congratulations! I am looking forward to the work – there is so much to do good. A great and loving family come to DC

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2018

Romney face Democrat Jenny Wilson, a County councillor, in the General election in deep-red.


Romney, sharply criticized Trump as a “fraud” and a “con man” in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, his tone softened considerably since then. Trump, Romney has supported in the race, said in February that Romney has his “full support and endorsement.”

“I think President Trump will re-nomination by my party easily, and I think he is re-elected, solid,” Romney, Trump briefly as a possible foreign Minister, said in June.

Weekend In an op-ed published in The Salt Lake Tribune, Romney wrote that Trump administration’s policies have exceeded his expectations, but he promised to “continue to speak, if the President says or does something divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest, or destructive to the democratic institutions.”

The unusual on-again, off-again relationship between Trump and Romney led the Boston Globe this week, the face of Trump’s “Enabler “or enemies call him”. Or both.”

Voters also at the top of the polls in New York, Maryland, Colorado, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina on Tuesday.


Favored by a risky, full-throated endorsement of President Trump, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster was projected to win Tuesday’s Republican gubernatorial runoff election.

Huge win for Congressman Dan Donovan. You showed great courage in a tough race! New York, and many of my friends on Staten Island, decided to have, someone you will always be very proud of. Congratulations!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2018

The White house went all-in, McMaster, with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, the campaigns in his name in the last days.

Wow!!! Great trump Hater Congressman Joe Crowley, the take many of them wanted to Pelosi Nancy, just LOST his primary election. In other words, he is out!!! This is a large, that no one saw happen. Maybe he should be nice and respectful to his President!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2018

In New York, a trump-backed candidate, Rep. Dan Donovan, ruled over the comeback candidacy of Michael Grimm.

Grimm, who was convicted for tax evasion, as a liability in the district in November for the Republicans.

And in a shocking result, a 10-term democratic Rep. Joe Crowley, a heavy Trump-critic and Chairman of the influential house Democratic Caucus, was unceremoniously unseated, the far-left 28-year-old candidate for the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

In Maryland, the incumbent sen. Ben Cardin for the democratic nomination for his bid won to earn a third term in office, beating far-left convicted leaker Chelsea Manning and six others.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas, Kaitlyn Schallhorn and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.

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