Jul 19, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Charted: Trump's endorsement success rate

Electoral success rate of candidates endorsed by Trump
Data: Ballotpedia; Chart: Nicki Camberg/Axios

Four out of five candidates endorsed by former President Trump won their election last year — up from just 57% in 2017, according to data from Ballotpedia reviewed by Axios.

By the numbers: Trump has already endorsed more candidates in 2022 than any other year, with 223 regular endorsements and two more in special elections.

  • Amid speculation his kingmaker status is fading, it's too soon to tell how Trump's 2022 record will stack up to past years — but his candidates have won their primaries 93% of the time so far.

👀 Stunning stat: At least 120 election deniers have already won the GOP nomination for Senate, House, governor, attorney general and secretary of state races, according to an analysis by FiveThirtyEight.

Go deeper: Stay up-to-date on Trump's record in competitive races with Axios' Trump endorsement tracker.

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