The Fight for Trump’s Endorsement Has Already Begun in #OHSEN Primary
April 3, 2023
Columbus, OH — It’s barely April and one thing is clear: the fight for Donald Trump’s endorsement has already begun in the #OHSEN primary — and it’s only going to get messier from here. After news of Trump’s indictment broke, confirmed and potential candidates were “quickly jumping” to defend the former President, whose endorsement was called “the most powerful voice and endorsement in the country” by one Ohio GOP official.
And while the race to win over Donald Trump rages on, some candidate’s vulnerabilities in a GOP primary are already rising to the top:
“The knives are starting to come out in the Ohio Senate Republican primary,” said ODP spokesperson Reeves Oyster. “From battling for Trump’s endorsement to attacking one another to get ahead, it’s clear already that whoever emerges from this primary will be bruised, battered, and unpopular with the voters that will decide the general election.”
Read more about the fight for Trump’s endorsement:
NBC: GOP Senate prospects in 2024 battlegrounds rush to Trump’s defense
March 31, 2023
- “Candidates and elected officials quickly jumping to defend President Trump against the politically motivated prosecution proves that President Trump is still the most powerful voice and endorsement in the country,” Emily Moreno Miller, executive chair of the Cuyahoga County Republican Party in Ohio and a former Trump campaign aide, told NBC News.
- Businessman and likely candidate Bernie Moreno — Miller’s father — tweeted that Trump’s indictment was “un-American & corrupt to the core.” Another possible GOP contender, Secretary of State Frank LaRose, advanced the inaccurate claim of “record-setting crime” in Manhattan while scolding District Attorney Alvin Bragg for pursuing the Trump case.
- “This is what happens when liberal activists take over the mechanisms we use to deliver justice,” tweeted LaRose, who once aligned himself with No Labels, a bipartisan organization known for embracing centrist politics and eschewing incendiary rhetoric. “America is fed up.”
- Even Matt Dolan, the one GOP Senate hopeful in Ohio who has avoided cozying up to Trump, offered sympathetic words in a statement circulated by his campaign.
- “There is little doubt that the actions taken today in New York are politically motivated,” said Dolan, a state senator. “Let there be no mistake, Democrats and the media want to make 2024 about nothing more than endless investigations and show trials. We need a Republican nominee that will defeat Sherrod Brown, not someone who willfully plays into his hands.”