Marion McKeone: Ravenous Republicans eyeing House majority with slew of extremist candidates

The primaries have ended with hardliners winning out over moderates, setting the scene for bitterly contested midterms in November

Kevin McCarthy, the Republicans’ House Minority Leader: no slouch when it comes to score-settling on former president Donald Trump’s behalf. Picture: Getty

As the US midterm primary skirmishes end and the fog of warfare lifts, Republicans and Democrats are assessing their losses, their liabilities and the likelihood of further carnage in November and beyond.

The volatility of the 2022 primaries has underscored the notion that in this midterm season, anything can happen. But one certainty has emerged: for now, at least, Donald Trump remains the dominating force in the Republican Party.

Some 96 per cent of the ...