A U.S. lawmaker’s full support of a presidential candidate can go a long way. It can be what’s needed to get over the hump in the polls.
And a new endorsement from Capitol Hill has the Republican party at a loss for words.
The Republican primary is Donald Trump’s to lose.
He has an almost insurmountable lead over Republican candidates like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.
And now his lead might just grow even more after this endorsement from a U.S. Senator.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) gave his official endorsement of Trump on Tuesday.
Hawley had mentioned before that he believed the former president would win the Republican nomination, but never actually endorsed him.
This now marks the 18th Republican senator who has endorsed Trump.
“President Trump doesn’t need to worry. I’m with him. He’s asked me several times to support him. I said yes,” Hawley said in an interview with POLITCICO.
“And I’ve been saying for a year that I think he’s gonna be the nominee. I support him. I’m gonna vote for him. Don’t worry – you can put me down as support, endorsed, stand with.”
This endorsement comes at a time when Trump has recently warned Hawley and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) about their own upcoming elections.
“So interesting that the Democrats are looking hard at the Senate races in both Missouri and Texas. Josh and Ted must be very careful, stranger things have happened!!!” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
Hawley’s endorsement also comes after Governor Chris Sununu (R-NH) provided his full support of Nikki Haley earlier this week.
“This is an opportunity for New Hampshire to lead this country, for New Hampshire to say we’re not looking in the rearview mirror anymore,” Sununu told attendees of a town hall event he participated in with Haley.
“You bet your a** I am. We’re all in for Nikki Haley.”
Regardless of that endorsement from the Granite State governor, Haley still trails Trump in the state by 26 points according to polling from RealClearPolitics.
Ron DeSantis has also received some heavy hitting endorsements himself from the likes of Governor Kim Reynolds (R-IA) and Bob Vander Plaats, a prominent evangelical leader.
But so far nothing compares to the amount of support Donald Trump has been able to reel in during this Republican primary cycle.
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