GOP Loses Key House Seat After Trump Pushed To Remove The Incumbent Republican

LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 05:  Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport November 5, 2022 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Trump campaigned at the rally for Pennsylvania Republican candidates including Republican Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz and Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano ahead of the midterm elections to be held on November 8th. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Trump said in a November 13, 2021, statement that “any interest from good and SMART America First Republican Patriots to run primary campaigns against” Butler and other Republicans that voted to impeach him “will have my backing!”
  • Gluesenkamp’s victory over Kent, a former Green Beret and combat veteran, is an upset as Republicans were expected to win that race narrowly.
  • In fact, this could be considered the first significant upset in the House as The New York Times’ election tracker for House races shows that it is the only the only race where the side that was projected to win has not won.

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