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Trump Endorses Martha McSally & Thom Tillis for Re-election

In an effort that Republicans hope will fend off primary challengers, Trump endorsed the Arizona and North Carolina senators on Tuesday.

By NTK Staff | 06.26.2019 @9:02am
Trump Endorses Martha McSally & Thom Tillis for Re-election

President Donald Trump endorsed two incumbent Republican senators on Tuesday. He made the proclamations on his preferred social media platform, Twitter.

“A brave former fighter jet pilot and warrior, Senator Martha McSally of Arizona has done an outstanding job in D.C., and is fully supportive of our agenda – she is with us all the way,” Trump tweeted. “Martha is strong on Crime and Borders, the 2nd Amendment, and loves our Military and Vets. She has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”

Just a few hours later, Trump tweeted his endorsement of Tillis.

“Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina has really stepped up to the plate. Thom is tough on Crime, Strong on the Border and fights hard against Illegal Immigration,” he tweeted. “He loves our Military, our Vets and our great Second Amendment. I give Thom my Full and Total Endorsement!”

According to Politico, McSally spoke to Trump and other top Republican leaders about the possibility she could face a primary challenger. Trump’s decision to back Sally should go a long way in helping clear the field for the former combat pilot.

McSally is expected to face former astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords.

Tillis meanwhile is already facing a primary challenger from Garland Tucker. A wealthy businessman, Tucker is attempting to paint Tillis as insufficiently supportive of Trump. But Tucker wrote a 2016 op-ed in which he “criticized the president personally,” per Politico, but said he would ultimately vote for him.

Tillis has highlighted his support for Trump and the president’s agenda in recent weeks and months, emphasizing his voting record in support of Trump and sticking with him on several high-profile issues. He dodged a second potential primary challenge from Rep. Mark Walker when Walker decided earlier this month not to run.

“I’m honored to have President Trump’s endorsement, and I’m proud of the results we’ve delivered to reignite our economy, rebuild our military, and make America great again,” Tillis said in a statement.

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