Former President Donald Trump is not on the ballot in Tuesday’s midterm elections. US voters head to the polls to vote for the first time since his Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol in 2021.
However, he recently announced his intention to run for the country’s top office, so the election could affect his standing with the Republican candidates he supports.
“I would probably do it again to make our country successful, safe and bright,” Trump said at a rally in Iowa on Thursday. States, including Pennsylvania, Florida, and Ohio, target candidates endorsed by former presidents.
“We’re going to take back America. In 2024, most importantly, we’re going to take back the magnificent White House,” he said at Sioux City. “Get ready. That’s it. Get ready now.”
Multiple news outlets have reported that Trump plans to announce his candidacy for president after the midterm elections. According to Axios, CNN, and the New York Times, the announcement could come as early as November 14th.
Trump’s role in the midterm elections is in the spotlight. Especially after a Trump-backed candidate won the primary and cemented his place in the Republican Party.
He endorsed candidates in national primaries and became an important figure within the party.
Trump spokeswoman Liz Harrington said Trump’s endorsement “will have an incredible impact on the midterm elections.”
“Across the country, Republicans have benefited from President Trump’s rallies, financial support, and leadership,” she was quoted by ABC News on Thursday.
All 435 seats in the House will be counted on Nov. 8. Thirty-five of the Senate’s 100 seats will become active.
Senate elections in some battleground states such as Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia and Ohio are seen as key for Republicans wanting to gain control of the House.
Trump-backed Senate candidates include Pennsylvania’s Mehmet Oz, Georgia’s Herschel Walker and Ohio’s JD Vance
The 62-year-old Dr. Oz from the television fame of the same name rose to stardom after appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
He announced in November 2011 that he was running for Pennsylvania as a Republican.
Oz challenged Democrat John Fetterman in one of the most watched TV debates of the midterm elections, discussing several issues including abortion and fracking.
A popular social media ad mocked Oz as a no-contact candidate due to his lack of ties to Pennsylvania, where he said he moved to Pennsylvania in 2020. Fetterman’s lead weakened after he woke up and the visible effects of the health condition were targeted. for Oz.
But Oz’s stance on abortion and his support for overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling is that abortion should not be controlled at the federal level, but rather that “states can decide for themselves.” ‘ and then became a target of the Democrats. , a doctor, and a local political leader. ”
Opinion polls show the candidate is 1-2% behind.
Former football legend Walker, 60, was urged by Trump to run for office. He is in fierce competition with his incumbent Raphael Warnock.
Walker has faced allegations that two women encouraged him to have an abortion, which he denies.
Last month, the son posted a video on social media calling his father a liar and a hypocrite.
Despite allegations, the lace is neck and neck.
The author and venture capitalist was Trump’s handpicked candidate in Ohio.
However, some Republicans have accused Vance of struggling to raise money and garner support after a split primary.
Ohio became the red state Trump won in 2020 by about 8 points.
A pro-Trump candidate from Arizona, Masters is a venture capitalist and author.
Masters, 36, has enlisted the help of Trump’s Ultra Political Action Committee (PAC) in a race against incumbent Democrat Mark Kelly, husband of former NASA astronaut and former Congressman Gabby Giffords. It’s here.
Arizona has become one of the most important swing states in midterm and presidential elections. Polls show the race is too close to call.
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