Running list of candidates endorsed by President Trump ahead of the 2022 midterms

by Alex Caldwell

President Donald Trump has endorsed many candidates across the United States ahead of the 2022 midterms. Trump has vowed to support “America First” candidates, and plans to hold numerous rallies throughout the campaign season.

All of the candidates endorsed by the 45th President are named and described below.

Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran (left) and former White House aide Max Miller (right) were endorsed by President Trump in February.
  • Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., was endorsed by Trump on February 25. Moran is running for a third term in the U.S. Senate.
  • Trump endorsed Max Miller for Ohio’s 16th congressional district on February 26. Miller, a former White House of Trump, was endorsed over Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, one of the ten House Republicans that voted to impeach Trump. Gonzalez later announced that he would retire at the end of his term.
Sens. Tim Scott (left) and John Kennedy (right) received Trump’s endorsement of their 2022 campaigns in March.
  • Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., was endorsed by Trump on March 2. Scott was appointed to the U.S. Senate by former Gov. Nikki Haley in 2013, and won a full term in 2014. He is running for a second term for the U.S. Senate in 2022.
  • Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., received Trump’s endorsement on March 4. Kennedy has served as a U.S. Senator since 2017. He was one of six Republican senators to object the certification of Arizona’s electors in the 2020 presidential election.
  • Trump endorsed Gov. Henry McMaster, R-S.C., on March 5. McMaster is running for a second term South Carolina’s governor.
  • Sen. Mike Crapo received Trump’s endorsement on March 5. Crapo, who has served in the U.S. Senate since 1999, is seeking a fifth term.
  • Tim Griffin was endorsed for Arkansas’s Attorney General race by President Trump on March 5. Trump called Griffin “a highly respected Army Veteran who will always fight for the great people of Arkansas.”
Julia Letlow received Trump’s endorsement for the vacant House seat of her late husband, Luke Letlow, which she won in December. Rep. Jody Hice, who interviewed with RSBN’s Mike Crispi in July, received Trump’s endorsement for the Georgia Sec. of State race.
  • Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., is running for a third term to the U.S. Senate. Boozman received Trump’s blessings on March 8.
  • Julia Letlow was elected as a U.S. Representative for Louisiana’s 5th congressional district. Letlow’s husband, Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, passed away from Covid-19 on December 29, 2020. Julia ran for her husband’s vacant seat for the January 2021 special election. Julia Letlow won with more than 64 percent of the vote.
  • Rep. Jody Hice received Trump’s endorsement for the Georgia Secretary of State election on March 22. Hice is running against incumbent Republican Sec. Brad Raffensperger, who Trump has criticized for certifying Georgia’s 2020 election results despite allegations of widespread voter fraud.
  • Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party David Shafer was endorsed for re-election to his chairmanship by Trump.
  • Drew McKissick was endorsed by Trump for the chair of South Carolina’s GOP. Trump noted that McKissick helped elect “more Republicans in 2020 than in over 140 years.”
Sens. Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, both of whom ran against Trump for president in 2016, received his endorsement.
  • Trump endorsed Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., for Alabama’s senate race. Brooks is running to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Richard Shelby.
  • On April 8, Trump endorsed Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., who has not declared his intentions to run for re-election or not. Trump stated that Johnson “has no idea how popular he is.”  “Run, Ron, Run!” said Trump.
  • Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was endorsed for re-election by Trump on April 8. Paul has recently made headlines for his vocal criticism of Dr. Anthony Fauci.
  • Florida Sen. Marco Rubio received Trump’s endorsement on April 9. Polling has shown Rubio ahead of his Democrat opponents by double digits in a critical swing state.
  • Trump endorsed Frank Eathorne for Wyoming’s GOP chair. “He is highly respected by everyone, fighting for your Second Amendment and continually growing the Republican Party.” Eathorne is known for censuring Rep. Liz Cheney, who was one of ten Republicans that voted to impeach Trump.
  • Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick received Trump’s endorsement on May 10. Patrick, a former radio and television broadcaster, as served as Lt. Gov. of Texas since 2015.
  • Wilton Simpson was endorsed for Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner. Trump noted that Simpson “has done an outstanding job as President of the Florida State Senate, and I hope he runs for Florida Agriculture Commissioner in 2022—he will have my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
  • Trump endorsed former Carlyle Group CEO Glenn Youngkin for governor of Virginia on May 11. Youngkin is running a close race in an increasingly more Democrat state against former Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott received Trump’s endorsement on June 1. Abbott is running for a third term as governor.
  • Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-Va., received Trump’s endorsement on June 3. “She opposed the Russia, Russia, Russia Hoax, Impeachment Hoax, and we can always count on her vote to Make America Great Again,” Trump said.
Republicans Mike Carey and Kelly Tshibaka were endorsed by Trump in July. Carey is running for Congress in Ohio’s 15th district, while Tshibaka is running in the Alaska senatorial jungle primary against Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.
  • Trump endorsed Rep. Ted Budd for the North Carolina’s 2022 senate race while speaking at the state’s GOP Convention in Greenville North Carolina. The three-term congressman and gun range owner will take on a Democrat challenger in a competitive swing state won by Trump in 2016 and 2020.
  • Trump endorsed Republican Mike Carey for Ohio’s 15th congressional district. He handily won the Special Republican primary race on August 3 after appearing alongside Trump during an Ohio rally in July.
  • Republican Kelly Tshibaka was endorsed for Alaska’s senate race over incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. Trump, who has vowed to unseat “RINO” Lisa Murkowski, said that “Tshibaka is the candidate who can beat Murkowski—and she will”
  • Trump endorsed Vito Fossella for Staten Island Borough President. “He is strong, tough, loves our Country and truly loves the Great People of Staten Island—a powerful voice against crime and all other things going wrong in the city that we love,” said Trump.
  • Trump endorsed his former Sec. of the Interior Ryan Zinke for Montana’s newly formed 2nd congressional district. Trump noted that Zinke will “will fight against the Radical Left Democrats who continually block the America First policies we put in place.” Trump added that Zinke “will be a strong leader for the great Patriots of Montana.”
  • Texas Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton received Trump’s endorsement on July 26. “Ken has my Complete and Total Endorsement for another term as Attorney General of Texas. He is a true Texan who will keep Texas safe—and will never let you down!”
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (left) was endorsed for re-election by President Trump. Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt (right) was endorsed by the 45th President for his senatorial bid.
  • Trump endorsed Republican Derrick Van Orden for Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district. Democrat Rep. Ron Kind, who represents the third district, announced his retirement at the end of his term. Experts have speculated that representatives like Kind, who had served in Congress since 1997, were worried about losing their seats in 2022.
  • Gov. Bill Lee, R-Tenn. received Trump’s endorsement for a second term as governor of Tennessee on August 13. Lee is expected to win re-election by a comfortable margin.
  • Republican Johnathan Lindsey was endorsed by Trump for Michigan’s Sec. of State. Lindsey is a Yale graduate and the son-in-law of Art Laffer, the Chief Economist under President Ronald Reagan.
  • Former Nevada Atty. Gen. Adam Laxalt was endorsed for the U.S. Senate by Donald Trump. Laxalt is running against Democrat Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto in one of the most competitive senate seats of the 2022 midterms. Laxalt is also recognized for being the 2018 Republican gubernatorial nominee, losing narrowly to Gov. Steve Sisolak in a heavy Democrat-turnout year.
Trump endorsed Green Beret Joe Kent (left) for the U.S. House, while endorsing Sean Parnell (middle) and Herschel Walker (right) for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania and Georgia, two critical swing states.
  • Trump endorsed Joe Kent, a retired Green Beret and gold-star husband, for the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington state’s 3rd congressional district. Trump endorsed Kent over incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, one of ten Republicans that voted to impeach Trump in January.
  • Sean Parnell was endorsed for U.S. Senate by Trump on September 1. Parnell, a U.S. army captain, received two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for his service during the War in Afghanistan. Parnell is running to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, who has been an avid critic of Trump. Pennsylvania’s senate race will be one of the most competitive of the 2022 election cycle.
  • Herschel Walker waas endorsed by Trump for the U.S. Senate race in Georgia. Walker, a former NFL player and Heisman Trophy winner, will face off against incumbent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock in a competitive election race.
  • Trump endorsed State Sen. Burt Jones for Lt. Gov. of Georgia. Trump proclaimed that Jones “will also get to the bottom of the Nov. 3 Presidential Election Scam.”
  • Kristina Karamo was endorsed by Trump to run for Sec. of State for Michigan. Democrat Michigan Sec. of State Jocelyn Benson received criticism from Trump after her swift certification of Michigan’s election results while dismissing allegations of voter fraud.
Trump endorsed Republican Harriet Hageman (left) to unseat Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney. He endorsed Republican Anna Paulina Luna (right) for the congressional race in Florida’s 13th district.
  • Trump endorsed Republican Steve Carra for Michigan’s 6th congressional district. Trump endorsed Carra over incumbent Republican Rep. Fred Upton, one of ten Republicans who voted to impeach Trump.
  • Republican Harriet Hageman was endorsed for Wyoming’s at-large congressional district. Liz Cheney, who currently represents Wyoming, received harsh criticism from Trump, who has vowed to unseat her. Cheney voted to impeach Trump in January and has frequently criticized the 45th President.
  • Trump endorsed State Rep. Mark Finchem for Arizona’s Sec. of State. Arizona’s incumbent Sec. of State, Democrat Katie Hobbs, will not run for re-election, and is launching a gubernatorial bid.
  • Anna Paulina Luna was endorsed by Trump for Florida’s 13th congressional district. Luna ran for the seat in 2020 against incumbent Rep. Charlie Crist, the former Gov. of Florida. Despite polls showing Luna double-digits behind Crist, Luna lost the seat by only six points in a surprisingly close race.
  • Trump endorsed Republican Matt DePerno for Attorney General of Michigan. Trump noted that DePerno has “defended the Constitution for 20 years, and has been on the front lines pursuing fair and accurate elections, as he relentlessly fights to reveal the truth about the Nov. 3rd Presidential Election Scam.”
  • Rep. Diana Harshbarger, R-Tenn., was endorsed for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. “She is a tireless advocate for the People of Tennessee,” said Trump.
  • Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., was endorsed by Trump for the U.S. House. “Congressman Mike Waltz is a relentless fighter for the incredible people of Florida. As a former U.S. Army Green Beret, Mike is working hard in Congress to hold Joe Biden accountable for his colossal failure and deadly disaster in Afghanistan,” said Trump.
  • Former Fox 10 news anchor Kari Lake was endorsed by Donald Trump for governor of Arizona. Among a crowded field of Republicans, Trump supported Lake, noting that “she is strong on Crime, will protect our Border, Second Amendment, Military, and Vets, and will fight to restore Election Integrity (both past and future!).”
Kari Lake received Trump’s endorsement for Arizona’s governor. Lake interviewed with RSBN’s Grace Saldana at CPAC in July.
  • Kevin Sparks, a businessman running for Texas State Senate in a district near Midland, received President Trump’s endorsement to win election against “RINO Texas Senator Kel Seliger.”
  • Pete Flores, a candidate running for Texas State Senate in Central Texas. “Pete is strong on our Second Amendment and will fight for Low Taxes. Pete Flores has my Complete and Total Endorsement for the Texas Senate!” President Trump said.
  • Geoff Diehl, gubernatorial candidate running against the “RINO” Massachusetts governor, received Trump’s total endorsement.

This list is constantly undergoing updates

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