That run of winners is likely to continue on Tuesday night when voters go to the polls in Arizona and Florida.
The most obvious example of Trump’s power within the party is in the Florida governor’s race, where, late last year, he tweeted favorably about the candidacy of Rep. Ron DeSantis, who was seen as a heavy underdog to state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in the primary.
In Arizona’s Senate primary, Republican strategists have long worried that Rep. Martha McSally, a moderate who polling suggests is the party’s best chance to hold the seat, would lose if Trump came out and endorsed either one of her more Trumpian opponents: Former state legislator Kelli Ward, or pardoned Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The Point: Trump says lot of things that stretch the truth. But one thing he’s absolutely right about is his popularity among Republican voters. Victories by DeSantis and McSally will simply (re)prove that reality.