Published December 21, 2021
Former president Donald Trump continues to have an important influence on national politics despite being out of office for almost a year. His effort to assert dominance and personal control over the Republican Party will be one of the most important political developments to watch as 2022 unfolds.
I started to rank Trump’s endorsements in October. As we approach the end of the year, let’s take a moment to update the list of the crucial races to watch to assess whether he succeeds.
Henry Olsen is a Washington Post columnist and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
Henry Olsen, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, studies and provides commentary on American politics. His work focuses on how America’s political order is being upended by populist challenges, from the left and the right. He also studies populism’s impact in other democracies in the developed world.