These Ultra-MAGA candidates found out loving Trump isn't a golden ticket

Elsewhere, in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, Republican candidate and former state Sen. Thomas Kean Jr. left both more-MAGA-loving candidates Phil Rizzo and former local assemblyman Erik Peterson in the dust.

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Kean, who comes from a long line of seasoned New Jersey politicians, including former governor Thomas Kean Sr., was attacked as a weak-kneed Republican and “spineless Trenton sellout” by Rizzo. “Warning RINO alert,” read a sign posted outside his home on voting day. Even with the résumé-staining from Rizzo and competition running farther to the political right, Kean posted a 20-point plus victory over Rizzo, who took second place in the GOP primary.

As the night progressed, more MAGA candidates lost.

In California’s 40th Congressional District, which includes parts of Orange County, voters overwhelmingly supported Republican Rep. Young Kim (CA). While the votes are still being counted, Kim is expected to pull out a win and clinch the run-off slot, which would knock off hardcore MAGA candidate Greg Raths. Raths campaign has been plagued by accusations that he made anti-Semitic comments.

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