Fox News Digitalは、これら10人の共和党員のそれぞれに連絡を取りました, 彼らが望むかどうか彼らに尋ねる, または探していた, Trump’s endorsement, そして、もし彼らが彼を支持するなら、彼は 2024 election as he has hinted.
Only one responded through a statement from his office with what appeared to be a clear intention to avoid Trump.
“担当者. Bacon is not seeking the endorsement of President Trump and is not looking towards 2024 at this time, but focusing on 2022 and taking back control of the House,” the statement from the office of 担当者. Don Bacon, R-ネブ。, 読む.
The nine Republicans who did not respond included Rep. David Schweikert, R-アリゾナ。, 担当者. David Valadao, R-Calif。, 担当者. マイクガルシア, R-Calif。, 担当者. ヤング・キム, R-Calif。, 担当者. ミシェル・スティール, R-Calif。, 担当者. Peter Meijer, R-Me。, 担当者. イヴェット・ヘレル, R-N.M., 担当者. Steve Chabot, R-オハイオ, および担当者. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa.
Meijer and Valadao were two of the ten Republicans who voted to impeach Trump following the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol last year.
Fox News Digital also reached out to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) for comment on the lack of responses from the group of Republicans. Spokesperson Chris Taylor responded by accusing them of trying to escape from the party’s “MAGA agenda.”
“Republicans like Don Bacon will try to run away from their party’s extremist MAGA agenda like chickens. They know full-well their extremist agenda that puts our kids and elders in harm’s way, weakens the power of our vote, and their decades long plot to take away a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body is a non-starter in suburban swing districts,” テイラーは言った.
With Republicans appearing all but certain to retake the House of Representatives in this year’s 中間選挙, considering historical trends and the sharp collapse of Biden’s approval rating, those representing these swing districts seem overtly aware that the path to the majority could be spoiled should their races once again become a replay of 2020.
Republicans currently hold 210 seats of the 218 needed for a majority. Democrats currently hold 220.
Trump has already made a swath of endorsements in primary races across the country, but with mixed results. Although his endorsed candidates have maintained a high winning percentage, many of them ran in uncontested or noncompetitive races.
A number of the candidates he backed lost more high-profile races in South Carolina and Georgia, with the latter seeing a clean sweep of losses in the May primaries and Tuesday’s runoff elections.
Trump has seen success with other high-profile endorsements, 博士を含む. メフメットオズ, the Republican nominee for Senate in Pennsylvania, and Katie Britt, the Republican nominee for Senate in Alabama.
Other Republicans have also avoided seeking Trump’s endorsement, including Republican Florida Gov. ロン・デサンティス, who is up for re-election this year. DeSantis is considered a possible Trump rival for the 2024 共和党の大統領指名, but has not yet said if he is going to run.
フォックス・ニュース’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.