Months ago, Pat McCrory, the former governor of North Carolina, also made it clear that he would not exit the Senate race just because Trump endorsed his opponent. “If President Trump’s supporters want his agenda supported in the US Senate, they shouldn’t vote for Ted Budd,” McCrory said. tweeted in June.
It’s a reminder that while Trump may be the most important person in the Republican Party, he has no global control. He can elevate candidates, but that doesn’t mean he alone can get them to the finish line.
Taking Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama, whose endorsement from Trump did not prevent Katie Britt from participating in the Senate primaries there, nor prevent retiring Senator Richard Shelby from promoting Britt, his former chief of staff.
And there’s Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia, whose refusal to release his state’s 2020 election results earned him the top spot on Trump’s enemies list. Trump convinced another Republican, former Senator David Perdue, to challenge Kemp. And the Georgia poll indicates that Kemp still has the edge in the primaries.
2022 is a period for 2024
Several Republican governors have shown great interest in running for Senate seats this year: Larry Hogan of Maryland, Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, Doug Ducey of Arizona.
Hogan says he has “no interest” in the job. Sununu, who has since been removed from office by Republican senators, says he doesn’t want to be just an “obstacle” in Washington. And Ducey has repeatedly said that he doesn’t run.
Work none of them have ruled out? President of the United States of America.
What caught our attention this week was a Digital advertising running in New Hampshire, ostensibly attacking Senator Maggie Hassan, the incumbent Democrat who will be re-elected in 2022. The ad, paid for by Senate Republicans, accuses Hassan of voting to “give out stimulus checks to jailed voters.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/28/us/politics/what-mattered-this-week.html What’s Important This Week – The New York Times