Former President Donald Trump continues to dominate the GOP’s presidential primary race, with Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) joining a growing list of Republicans who have endorsed the former president.
Braun became the eleventh senator to endorse Trump for 2024 when reports emerged on Monday afternoon that the lawmaker has thrown his support behind the former president.
Indiana Sen. Mike Braun Endorses Trump, Adding To Growing List Of Elected Officials Backing The 45th Presidenthttps://t.co/wmhjQcKHd2
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According to Fox News Digital, Braun maintained that Trump was the right candidate to take the country back to the America First policies that delivered unmatched prosperity for the American people.
— Mike Braun (@braun4indiana) September 18, 2023
“As a Main Street Entrepreneur and political outsider, I’ve seen firsthand how the Washington swamp works against Hoosiers and works overtime to hamper our prosperity,” Braun told Fox News Digital. “Donald Trump is a businessman and outsider. Together, we took on the Washington swamp with a historic victory in the 2018 Indiana Senate race. We installed constitutional conservatives on the Supreme Court who have protected the unborn and our Second Amendment rights, and we disrupted the cozy, self-serving Washington elites who are bankrupting our country. I give Donald Trump my endorsement for President of the United States.”
Braun, who is running to be the next Indian governor, joined a list of high-profile Republicans to endorse Trump. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Sen. Ted Budd (R-NC), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)
, Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-MO), Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) and chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) have all endorsed President Trump.
Trump’s dominance in the GOP presidential race gained momentum earlier this month when South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem endorsed him for 2024.
🚨BREAKING: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem endorses Trump for President.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 9, 2023
“He is a man of significance,” Noem said as she endorsed Trump. “He is the leader, the fighter that our country needs. He has my full and complete endorsement for president of the United States of America. I will do everything I can to help him win and save this country.”
House Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told Fox News that he believes Trump will be the GOP nominee.
“I think he will be the nominee,” McCarthy said. “The thing is, President Trump is stronger today than he was in 2016 or 2020, and there’s a reason why. They saw the policies of what he was able to do with America – putting America first, making our economy stronger. We didn’t have inflation. We didn’t have these battles around the world. We didn’t look weak around the world.”