President Donald Trump advocated forcefully for a handful of candidates in order to keep the GOP in control of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and for many governors as well.
The president endorsed a total of 85 candidates running for Senate, House, and governor.
Some of those endorsed by Trump include:
- U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn running in the Tennessee Senate race.
- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) running in the Texas Senate race.
- U.S. Congresswoman Martha McSally running in the Arizona Senate race.
U.S. Senate Endorsements
Republicans are looking to keep control of the Senate while only 35 of the 100 seats are up for election. The GOP only needs to defend nine seats and 26 Democrat seats are up for election.
President Trump endorsed 21 candidates who are running for Senate.
U.S. House Endorsements
Trump endorsed 19 candidates who are hoping to govern their states.
Tweets in support of candidates:
I will be doing a major rally for Senator Ted Cruz in October. I’m picking the biggest stadium in Texas we can find. As you know, Ted has my complete and total Endorsement. His opponent is a disaster for Texas – weak on Second Amendment, Crime, Borders, Military, and Vets!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2018
Brian Kemp is running for Governor of the great state of Georgia. The Primary is on Tuesday. Brian is tough on crime, strong on the border and illegal immigration. He loves our Military and our Vets and protects our Second Amendment. I give him my full and total endorsement.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2018
Congressman Ron DeSantis, a top student at Yale and Harvard Law School, is running for Governor of the Great State of Florida. Ron is strong on Borders, tough on Crime & big on Cutting Taxes – Loves our Military & our Vets. He will be a Great Governor & has my full Endorsement!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018
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