Up until June of this year, President Trump had sported an unblemished record from his endorsements in special elections and GOP primaries, something which the GOP touted in a series of tweets.
But that changed suddenly in early June, when Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA) lost a GOP convention vote to get on the November ballot, despite having the backing of both President Trump and the head of Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Jr.
Last week, a candidate backed by the President and his chief of staff - ex-Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) - was defeated in a primary for COngress in North Carolina.
Tipton's loss made it three defeats for the President, as now five sitting members of Congress have been defeated in their bids for re-election. Three are Republicans and two are Democrats.