Most Candidates Trump Endorsed Have Triumphed — With Some Notable Exceptions

While not always a guaranteed primary win, endorsements by Trump are still heavily sought by conservatives. Here's everyone the former president endorses in 2022.

Amber Garrett - Author

Nov. 16 2022, Updated 4:42 p.m. ET

Pennsylvania U.S.  Senate candidate Mehmet Oz stands with Donald Trump at a rally on May 6 in Greenburg, Pa.
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Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Mehmet Oz stands with Donald Trump at a rally on May 6 in Greenburg, Pa.

This primary season, pundits have debated the value of an endorsement from former President Donald Trump for 2022 Republican hopefuls all over the primary ticket. While a vote of confidence from 45 gave primary candidate J.D. Vance the push needed to win his primary race, having Trump's blessing doesn't always spell victory, as Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Perdue learned.

With primary season in full swing, let's take a detailed look at every endorsement Trump has issued to the executive federal office this campaign season, as well as what kind of sway his support lends in 2022 — if any.

This list will be updated throughout the primary season as election results finalize. (Last updated 11/16/2022 at 9:00 a.m. ET)

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Trump endorsements for 2022 governor races:

Trump has issued more than 18 gubernatorial endorsements so far this year. Trump-backed incumbent Governor Greg Abbott defeated a wide field of challengers and will face Democratic primary winner (and former presidential hopeful) Beto O'Rourke in November. Pennsylvania's Doug Mastriano, who attended the January 6 Stop the Steal rally-turned-insurrection, also won his primary race.

However, Trump's horse in Nebraska's open gubernatorial race, Charles Herbster, lost to Jim Pillen, as did former Senator David Perdue, who hoped to best incumbent Brian Kemp in Georgia. Kemp faced Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams again and won.

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Donald Trump looks on as NE gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster speaks.

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Here are all the governor candidates Trump has officially endorsed so far:

StateCandidateStatusPrimary result
AlaskaMike DunleavyChallengerWon
ArizonaKari LakeOpen seatLost
ArkansasSarah Huckabee SandersOpen seatWon
GeorgiaDavid PurdueChallengerLost
IdahoJanice McGeachinChallengerLost
IowaKim ReynoldsIncumbentWon
KansasDerek SchmidtChallengerLost
MarylandDan CoxOpen seatLost
MassachusettsGeoff DiehlOpen seatLost
NebraskaCharles HerbsterOpen seatLost
NevadaJoe LombardoChallengerWon
OklahomaKevin StittIncumbentWon
PennsylvaniaDoug MastrianoOpen seatWon
South CarolinaHenry McMasterIncumbentWon
South DakotaKristi NoemIncumbentWon
TennesseeBill LeeIncumbentWon
TexasGreg AbbottIncumbentWon
WisconsinTim MichelsChallengerLost

Trump endorsements for 2022 U.S. Senate races:

In addition to endorsing party faithfuls like Marco Rubio, Trump has thrown his support behind a few challengers to Democratic incumbents. And, in the state of Alaska, he's backing a challenger to Senator Lisa Murkowski, who has broken with Republican party lines on a few occasions, most notably in her vote to convict Trump on charges of "incitement of insurrection" during his second impeachment trial.

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StateCandidateStatusPrimary result
AlaskaKelly TshibakaChallengerWon
ArizonaBlake MastersChallengerLost
ArkansasJohn BoozmanIncumbentWon
FloridaMarco RubioIncumbentWon
GeorgiaHerschel WalkerChallengerWon
IdahoMike CrapoIncumbentWon
IowaChuck GrassleyIncumbentWon
KansasJerry MoranIncumbentWon
KentuckyRand PaulIncumbentWon
LouisianaJohn KennedyIncumbentWon
NevadaAdam LaxaltChallengerPending
North CarolinaTed BuddOpen seatWon
North DakotaJohn HoevenIncumbentWon
OhioJ.D. VanceOpen seatWon
PennsylvaniaMehmet OzOpen seatWon
South CarolinaTim ScottIncumbentPending
UtahMike LeeIncumbentPending
WisconsinRon JohnsonIncumbentWon
Trump looks on as Ohio congressional hopeful Max Miller speaks at a rally in Delaware, Oho.
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Trump looks on as Ohio congressional hopeful Max Miller speaks at a rally in Delaware, Oho.

Trump endorsements for 2022 U.S. House races:

Trump has endorsed dozens of incumbents and a few conservative candidates for open seats or challengers to flip seats. He has also anointed challengers in seats held by conservatives who have fallen out of his favor, most notably Wyoming representative Liz Cheney. The GOP has turned away from Cheney for her participation in the Jan. 6 Committee investigations.

DistrictCandidateStatusPrimary Result
AL-01Jerry CarlIncumbentWon
AL-02Barry MooreIncumbentWon
AL-03Mike RogersIncumbentWon
AL-04Robert AderholtIncumbentWon
AL-06Gary PalmerIncumbentWon
AZ-04Paul GosarIncumbentWon
AZ-08Debbie LeskoIncumbentWon
AR-01Rick CrawfordIncumbentWon
AR-04Bruce WestermanIncumbentWon
CA-01Doug LaMalfaIncumbentWon
CA-03Kevin KileyOpen seatWon
CA-05Tom McClintockIncumbentWon
CA-20Kevin McCarthyIncumbentWon
CA-23Jay ObernolteIncumbentWon
CA-41Kevin CalvertIncumbentWon
CA-48Darrell IssaIncumbentWon
CO-03Lauren BoebertIncumbentWon
FL-03Kat CammackIncumbentWon
FL-06Michael WaltzOpen seatWon
FL-12Gus BilirakisIncumbentWon
FL-13Anna Paulina LunaOpen seatWon
FL-17Greg SteubeIncumbentWon
FL-18Brian MastIncumbentWon
FL-19Byron DonaldsChallengerWon
FL-25Mario Diaz-BalartIncumbentWon
FL-26Carlos GiminezIncumbentWon
GA-01Earl "Buddy" CarterIncumbentWon
GA-06Jake EvansOpen seatLost primary runoff
GA-09Andrew ClydeIncumbentWon
GA-10Vernon JonesOpen seatLost primary runoff
GA-11Barry LoudermilkIncumbentWon
GA-12Rick AllenIncumbentWon
GA-14Marjorie Taylor-GreeneIncumbentWon
ID-01Russ FulcherIncumbentWon
IL-15Mary MillerIncumbentWon
IN-02Jackie WalorskiIncumbentWon
IN-03Jim BanksIncumbentWon
IN-04Jim BairdIncumbentWon
IN-05Victoria SpartzIncumbentWon
IN-06Greg PenceIncumbentWon
IN-08Larry BucshonIncumbentWon
IA-02Ashley HinsonIncumbentWon
IA-04Randy FeenstraIncumbentWon
KY-01James ComerIncumbentWon
KY-02Brett GuthrieIncumbentWon
KY-04Thomas MassieIncumbentWon
KY-05Hal RogersIncumbentWon
KY-06Andy BarrIncumbentWon
LA-04Mike JohnsonIncumbentWon
MI-03John GibbsChallengerLost
MI-04Bill HuizengaIncumbentWon
MI-06Steve CarraChallengerNot on the ballot primary
MI-08John MoolenaarIncumbentWon
MI-09Lisa McClainIncumbentWon
MI-10John JamesOpen seatWon
MT-01Ryan ZinkeOpen seatWon
MT-02Matt RosendaleIncumbentWon
NE-03Adrian SmithIncumbentWon
NY-21Elise StefanikIncumbentWon
NY-23Claudia TenneyIncumbentWon
NC-03Gregory MurphyIncumbentWon
NC-05Virginia FoxxIncumbentWon
NC-07David RouzerIncumbentWon
NC-08Dan BishopIncumbentWon
NC-09Richard HudsonIncumbentWon
NC-10Patrick McHenryIncumbentWon
NC-11Madison CawthornIncumbentLost
NC-13Bon HinesOpen seatWon
OH-01Steve ChabotIncumbentWon
OH-02Brad WenstrupIncumbentWon
OH-04Jim JordanIncumbentWon
OH-05Bob LattaIncumbentWon
OH-06Bill JohnsonIncumbentWon
OH-07Max MillerOpen seatWon
OH-08Warren DavidsonIncumbentWon
OH-09J.R. MajewskiChallengerWon
OH-10Mike TurnerIncumbentWon
OH-12Troy BaldersonIncumbentWon
OH-13Madison Gesiotto GilbertOpen seatWon
OH-15Mike CareyIncumbentWon
OK-03Frank LucasIncumbentWon
PA-08Jim BognetChallengerWon
PA-10Scott PerryIncumbentWon
PA-11Lloyd SmuckerIncumbentWon
PA-14Guy ReschenthalerIncumbentWon
PA-16Mike KellyIncumbentWon
SC-01Kate ArringtonChallengerLost
SC-04William TimmonsIncumbentWon
SC-05Ralph NormanIncumbentWon
SC-07Russell FryChallengerWon
TN-01Diana HarshbargerIncumbentWon
TN-03Chuck FleischmannIncumbentWon
TN-05Morgan OrtagusChallengerNot on the ballot primary
TX-04Pat FallonIncumbentWon
TX-05Lance GoodenIncumbentWon
TX-06Jake EllzeyIncumbentWon
TX-10Michael McCaulIncumbentWon
TX-11August PflugerIncumbentWon
TX-12Kay GrangerIncumbentWon
TX-13Ronny JacksonIncumbentWon
TX-14Randy WeberIncumbentWon
TX-15Monica De La Cruz HernandezOpen seatWon
TX-19Jodey ArringtonIncumbentWon
TX-22Troy NehlsIncumbentWon
TX-24Beth Van DuyneIncumbentWon
TX-25Roger WilliamsIncumbentWon
TX-27Michael CloudIncumbentWon
TX-31John CarterIncumbentWon
TX-36Brian BabinIncumbentWon
TX-38Wesley HuntOpen seatWon
VA-05Bob GoodIncumbentWon
VA-06Ben ClineIncumbentWon
VA-09Morgan GriffithIncumbentWon
WA-03Joe KentChallengerLost
WA-04Loren CulpChallengerLost
WV-01Carol MillerIncumbentWon
WV-02Alexander MooneyIncumbentWon
WI-03Derrick Van OrdenOpen seatWon
WY-ALHarriet HagemanChallengerWon

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