Republicans in congressional districts Biden won are largely silent about Trump support

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Home Republicans representing districts that voted for President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election are largely quiet over whether or not they would welcome support from former President Donald Trump, and if they’d provide him their support ought to he run for president once more in 2024.

Fox Information Digital reached out to every of those ten Republicans, asking them in the event that they wished, or have been in search of, Trump’s endorsement, and if they’d support him ought to he search one other presidential time period in the 2024 election as he has hinted.

Just one responded via an announcement from his workplace with what gave the impression to be a transparent intention to keep away from Trump.

“Rep. Bacon shouldn’t be in search of the endorsement of President Trump and isn’t trying in the direction of 2024 presently, however specializing in 2022 and taking again management of the Home,” the assertion from the workplace of Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., learn.

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The 9 Republicans who didn’t reply included Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., Rep. David Valadao, R-Calif., Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Calif., Rep. Younger Kim, R-Calif., Rep. Michelle Metal, R-Calif., Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Mich., Rep. Yvette Herrell, R-N.M., Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa.

Meijer and Valadao have been two of the ten Republicans who voted to question Trump following the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol final yr.

Fox Information Digital additionally reached out to the Democratic Congressional Marketing campaign Committee (DCCC) for touch upon the shortage of responses from the group of Republicans. Spokesperson Chris Taylor responded by accusing them of making an attempt to flee from the get together’s “MAGA agenda.”

“Republicans like Don Bacon will attempt to run away from their get together’s extremist MAGA agenda like chickens. They know full-well their extremist agenda that places our youngsters and elders in hurt’s manner, weakens the ability of our vote, and their many years lengthy plot to remove a lady’s proper to make selections about her personal physique is a non-starter in suburban swing districts,” Taylor mentioned.

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With Republicans showing all however sure to retake the Home of Representatives in this yr’s midterm elections, contemplating historic developments and the sharp collapse of Biden’s approval score, these representing these swing districts appear overtly conscious that the trail to the bulk may very well be spoiled ought to their races as soon as once more turn into a replay of 2020.

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Republicans at present maintain 210 seats of the 218 wanted for a majority. Democrats at present maintain 220.

Trump has already made a swath of endorsements in major races throughout the nation, however with blended outcomes. Though his endorsed candidates have maintained a excessive profitable share, lots of them ran in uncontested or noncompetitive races. 

A lot of the candidates he backed misplaced extra high-profile races in South Carolina and Georgia, with the latter seeing a clear sweep of losses in the Might primaries and Tuesday’s runoff elections.

Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz speaks during a Republican leadership forum at Newtown Athletic Club on May 11, 2022 in Newtown, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Ouncesspeaks throughout a Republican management discussion board at Newtown Athletic Membership on Might 11, 2022 in Newtown, Pennsylvania. 
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Trump has seen success with different high-profile endorsements, together with Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Republican nominee for Senate in Pennsylvania, and Katie Britt, the Republican nominee for Senate in Alabama.

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Different Republicans have additionally averted in search of Trump’s endorsement, together with Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who’s up for re-election this yr. DeSantis is taken into account a doable Trump rival for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, however has not but mentioned if he’s going to run.

Fox Information’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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