President Trump has officially thrown his considerable influence behind two Republicans up for re-election next year. Trump released official statements of endorsement for current Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Louisiana Senator John Kennedy. Both Republicans have been staunch Trump allies over the years and it seems now their loyalty is paying off.
Trump first announced his endorsement for Abbott noting his impressive work to defend the Second Amendment and his tough border policies.
“Greg Abbott is a fighter and a Great Governor for the incredible people of Texas. No Governor has done more to secure the Border and keep our communities safe than Governor Abbott. Greg is a staunch defender of the Second Amendment and has made Texas a Second Amendment Sanctuary State,” Trump wrote. “Texas has become a job-creating machine, and our partnership helped restore America’s economic power and success. Greg is also very tough on crime, fully supports the brave men and women of Law Enforcement, and is all in on Election Integrity. Governor Greg Abbott will continue to be a great leader for the Lone Star State, and has my Complete and Total Endorsement for re-election. He will never let you down!”
Wednesday morning, Trump released another endorsement for Senator Kennedy who is also seeking re-election.
“Fantastic news for Louisiana and the U.S.A.—Senator John Kennedy will be seeking re-election! John is strong on Crime, the Border, our Military, our Veterans, Pro-Life, Energy and the Economy, and our very much under siege Second Amendment,” Trump wrote. “Unlike Louisiana’s other Senator, Bill Cassidy, who used my name in ads and all over the place in order to get re-elected, and then went “stupid,” John Kennedy is the real deal—a brilliant and highly educated man who will never let you down. He has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
Ahead of the 2022 midterms, Republicans across the country are competing for Trump’s endorsement. So far, Trump has vowed to support Republicans challenging the Representatives and Senators who voted in favor of the second impeachment trial.