Former President Donald Trump has endorsed four candidates in the week’s races.
After all 22 of his candidates won in Ohio and Indiana, Trump will be looking to continue his success in West Virginia and Nebraska.
Nebraska’s gubernatorial race and West Virginia’s redistricted seat will be the most closely watched of the four races.
In Nebraska, Trump endorsed embattles candidate Charles Herbster. The candidate was accused of multiple incidents of sexual misconduct, leading to a bipartisan group demanding he drop out of the race.
Herbster was the former chairman of Trump’s Agriculture and Rural Advisory Committee and beat out eight other candidates for his endorsement. He denies the accusations against him as a targeted smear campaign, saying in his decades-long history of business that has included initiatives to uplift women, he has never faced any accusations before this election cycle.
In West Virginia, Trump endorsed Representative Alex Mooney against Representative David McKinley. It’s the election cycle’s first Republican race between incumbents as the two candidates battle for the same district due to new maps.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) made a surprise appearance in an ad for McKinley, highlighting that they both opposed Biden’s Build Back Better plan.
Both states’ primaries will take place Tuesday.