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House Republicans representing districts that voted for President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election are largely silent on whether they would welcome support from former President Donald Trump, and they would offer him their support if he ran for president again in 2024.
Fox News Digital reached out to each of those ten Republicans, asking if they wanted or sought Trump’s endorsement, and if they would support him if he sought another presidential term in the 2024 election, as he left off. To hear.
Only one responded with a statement from his office with what appeared to be a clear intent to avoid Trump.
“Rep. Bacon is not seeking President Trump’s endorsement or looking to 2024 at this time, but is focusing on 2022 and regaining control of the House,” the statement from Rep. Don Bacon’s office, R-Neb, reads. . , Lily.
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The nine Republicans who did not respond included Rep. David Schweikert, R-Arizona, Rep. David Valadao, R-Calif., Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Calif., Rep. Young Kim, R-Calif., Rep. representing. Michelle Steel, R-Calif., Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Mich., Rep. Yvette Herrell, RN.M., Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa.
Meijer and Valadao were two of ten Republicans who voted to impeach Trump after the storming of the US Capitol on January 6 last year.
Fox News Digital has also reached out to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to comment on the lack of responses from the group of Republicans. Spokesman Chris Taylor responded by accusing them of trying to escape 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 very well their extremist agenda which puts our children and elders at risk, weakens the power of our vote and their decades-long plot to taking away a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body is a failure in uptown suburbia,” Taylor said.
While Republicans seem all but certain to retake the House of Representatives in this year’s midterm elections, given historical trends and the abrupt collapse in Biden’s approval rating, those who represent these swing districts seem openly aware that the path to coming of age could be ruined if their races become a 2020 replay again.
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Republicans currently hold 210 of the 218 needed for a majority. Democrats currently hold 220.
Trump has already made a slew of endorsements in primary races across the country, but with mixed results. Although its endorsed contestants maintained a high winning percentage, many of them competed in uncontested or uncompetitive races.
A number of candidates he backed lost higher-profile races in South Carolina and Georgia, the latter of which suffered a sharp sweep of losses in May’s primaries and Tuesday’s runoff election.
Trump has found success with other high-profile endorsements, including Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Republican Senate candidate from Pennsylvania, and Katie Britt, the Republican Senate candidate from Alabama.
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Other Republicans have also avoided seeking Trump’s endorsement, including Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is seeking re-election this year. DeSantis is considered a possible rival to Trump for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, but has not yet said whether he will run.
Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.