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Biden Shuns Kingmaker Role in Primaries as Trump Rushes In

  • President made just two endorsements in House primary races
  • Trump has endorsed more than 170 candidates in 2022 election
Joe Biden
Joe BidenPhotographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden has made just two endorsements in Democratic primary races for House seats this year, drawing a contrast with his predecessor while showing limited influence with his party’s voters.

One of Biden’s picks, incumbent Representative Shontel Brown, handily defeated a more liberal challenger in a Cleveland, Ohio, district. The other, seven-term Representative Kurt Schrader of Oregon, looks likely to lose to a progressive challenger.