Trump Adds Slew of House GOP Primary Endorsements

Trump Adds Slew of House GOP Primary Endorsements barry loudermilk speaks on the floor of the house Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga. (House TV/AP)

By Eric Mack | Saturday, 21 May 2022 12:13 PM

Former President Donald Trump, having hailed an 85-3 record on his primary endorsements to date – with Pennsylvania's Dr. Mehmet Oz leading in a race headed for a recount – issued endorsements for a slew of House GOP primary candidates Saturday.

Reps. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., Jerry Carl, R-Ala., Mike Rogers, R-Ala., and Ben Cine, R-Va., are the latest beneficiaries of Trump's support.

"Congressman Barry Loudermilk is a fantastic representative for the incredible people of Georgia's 11th Congressional District," Trump wrote in a statement from his Save America PAC. "A U.S. Air Force veteran, Barry is working hard to support our vets, grow the economy, lower gas prices, secure our border, defend the Second Amendment, and shrink the size and scope of the federal government by holding it accountable for unacceptable performance – just like we did with accountability at the V.A.!

"Barry Loudermilk has my complete and total endorsement!"

Tuesday's primaries include Georgia, Alabama, and Arkansas.

"Congressman Robert Aderholt is a fierce advocate for Alabama's 4th Congressional District," Trump wrote in another statement. "An early and staunch supporter of our America First movement, Robert is fighting to protect life, defend the Second Amendment, secure our border, strengthen our military, promote American manufacturing, and expand rural broadband to better connect our communities. Robert Aderholt has my complete and total endorsement!"

Trump has hailed the strength of the Make America Great Again (MAGA) movement as the strongest in political history.

"Congressman Jerry Carl is a relentless advocate for Alabama's 1st Congressional District," Trump added in another statement. "Jerry fully supports our MAGA agenda, and is working hard to secure our border, defend the Second Amendment, support our brave military and vets, grow our economy, and stand strong against the woke mob destroying our country's values.

"A conservative fighter and winner, Jerry Carl has my complete and total endorsement!"

Rogers was integral in helping Trump launch Space Force during the Trump administration.

"Congressman Mike Rogers is an effective and respected leader for the incredible people of Alabama," Trump wrote in a statement. "The lead Republican on the Armed Services Committee, Mike worked closely with me to create our Space Force, rebuild the military, and defend our country. Mike is fighting hard to secure the border, grow our economy, restore American energy independence, protect the Second Amendment, and support our brave vets.
"Mike Rogers is a strong representative for Alabama's 3rd Congressional District, and he has my complete and total endorsement!"

Virginia's primary is still more than one month, away but Cine drew Trump's endorsement well in advance Saturday, too.

'Congressman Ben Cline is a phenomenal representative of the people of Virginia's 6th Congressional District," Trump wrote. "During my administration, Ben was a warrior for Truth, working with Jim Jordan on the Judiciary Committee to combat the Russia, Russia, Russia hoax. A strong advocate for our America First agenda, Ben is fighting hard to secure our border, stop illegal immigration, restore our energy independence, protect life, and defend the Second Amendment.

"Ben Cline is an effective leader and a MAGA champion in Congress, and he has my complete and total endorsement!"