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The power of Trump's endorsement takes a blow in Nebraska's GOP primary for governor03:42
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Jim Pillen, center, talks about his campaign after receiving an endorsement from Gov. Pete Ricketts, right, on Jan. 18 at the state Capitol in Lincoln, Neb. According to the AP, Pillen won the Republican primary May 10. (Grant Schulte/AP)
Jim Pillen, center, talks about his campaign after receiving an endorsement from Gov. Pete Ricketts, right, on Jan. 18 at the state Capitol in Lincoln, Neb. According to the AP, Pillen won the Republican primary May 10. (Grant Schulte/AP)
Updated May 10, 2022 at 11:33 PM ET

In Nebraska, Jim Pillen has won the Republican primary for governor, according to a race call from The Associated Press.

Riding the endorsement of Gov. Pete Ricketts and much of the state's GOP establishment, Pillen, a hog producer and University of Nebraska regent, held off rival candidates that included Charles Herbster — a political newcomer backed by former President Donald Trump — and state Sen. Brett Lindstrom.

Pillen's win is a loss for Trump and the power of his endorsement, which has seemed to push other Republicans in prominent primaries to victory this year, including in West Virginia Tuesday and in Ohio last week.