Republican Primaries Aren't Going To Be Easy For Donald Trump; Senate Votes On Abortion Bill

Bryan Dijkhuizen

Last week, former President Donald Trump was victorious in the first round of the Republican primary season endorsement fight, thanks to J.D. Vance's victory in the state of Ohio's Senate primary.

Dr. Mehmet Oz was mentioned at Trump's Pennsylvania event on Friday night, and the former president's supporters booed him. That fact landed right in Trump's face on Saturday. The president's preferred candidate in the next important Senate contest, Oz, was addressed by some attendees, who even turned their backs on him.

The results of high-profile Trump endorsements in deep-red West Virginia and Nebraska will be determined on Tuesday.

Charles Herbster, Trump's nominee for governor of Nebraska, is facing groping charges from two Republican women; Herbster, a high-profile Trump contributor, has denounced the allegations as political smears. Herbster, a Republican donor, has dismissed the allegations as political smears.

Speaking on Oz's behalf on Friday, former President George H.W. Bush praised the popularity of his candidate's television program and indicated what, if he wins, may be the primary reason for that success:

"Very importantly, he's supported by somebody known as me."

But that's not the only thing that can cause an upset in the elections.

Bills to codify abortion rights are set to be introduced this week by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, but they are unlikely to get the 60 votes needed to pass and are predicted to fail. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., feels that the midterm elections this fall will serve as the next line of defense.

"We march straight to the ballot box, and the women of this country and the men who stand with them will vote like they've never voted before," Klobuchar told ABC's "This Week" co-anchor Martha Raddatz on Sunday.

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