Trump is throwing his considerable influence in the Republican Party behind three conservatives. Over the weekend, Trump released statements supporting South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster for a re-election bid in 2022, Arkansas Lt. Gov.Tim Griffin who running for state’s Attorney General, as well as Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo.
While Senator Crapo has said he intends to run for re-election the Republican has yet to make the formal announcement. However, now with Trump’s endorsement, the senator is already at a considerable advantage.
President Trump’s leadership has made America stronger and more prosperous. I’ve stood with him from the beginning. I’m honored he stands with me as we “Keep South Carolina Great!” pic.twitter.com/ScxCNuqDxR
— Gov. Henry McMaster (@henrymcmaster) March 6, 2021
Fox News reports:
“He is strong on the military, our vets, crime, and the second amendment. He has also been a fabulous chief executive for his state. Henry has my complete and total endorsement as he runs for re-election,” Trump added.
“Tim will be tough on Crime, defend our Second Amendment, loves our Military and our Vets, and will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the brave Men and Women of Law Enforcement,” Trump said, before again adding that Griffin had his “complete and total endorsement.”
Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo has said he intends to run in 2022, but had not officially announced his candidacy.
“Mike is tough on Crime, Strong on the Border, and fights for our Military and our Vets,” Trump said in his endorsement of the four-term senator. “He will continue to be a Champion for our Second Amendment and the great Outdoorsmen and Women of Idaho and the USA.”
Since Trump’s recent speech at CPAC, the former president has slowly been doling out endorsements for multiple Republicans either launching initial campaigns or announcing runs for re-election.