Sen. Rand Paul Randal (Rand) Howard PaulAide: ‘You can never have enough fake news’ at RNC debate Rand Paul’s campaign to raise $100M for hurricane relief: report MORE (R-Ky.) has endorsed Donald Trump Donald John TrumpTrump: ‘I would not have chosen Donald Trump over her’ Sanders: Dems have ‘finally put the brakes on the media’ on Kavanaugh Sanders: Trump’s presidency is a threat to the world Posted February 16, 2021 12:33:00A pair of former presidential candidates have endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in the state of Kentucky, adding another potential boost to a race already in flux.
Sen. Ron Johnson Ronald (Ron) Harold JohnsonDem senator wants to stop ‘fake’ election reporting on social media Johnson: ‘My view is, if you can’t find the truth, it’s not worth the effort’ | Kentucky GOP nominee to endorse Trump in state of KY MORE (D-Wis.) and former Vice President Joe Biden Joseph (Joe) Robinette BidenWarren: Kavanaugh nomination is ‘big risk’ for Dems and the future of America Biden: Democrats need to put ‘fake stories’ out there on social Media Senate Dems to vote on Kavanaugh, but only if Democrats can keep it secret Biden’s VP picks are a big risk for Dems, Biden says MORE (I-Vt.) both endorsed Trump on Thursday.
Johnson is one of just five Republicans in the Senate who have endorsed the real estate mogul.
Sen.-elect Mike Enzi Michael (Mike) Bradley EnziTrump to use veto power to block Keystone XL if Congress can’t act: report Republican senators say they’re ready to vote against Kavanaugh on Supreme Court nomination | Dems vow to fight on Kavanaugh and Trump nomination MORE (Wyo.) and Sen. Rob Portman Robert (Rob) Jones PortmanOvernight Energy: House votes to overturn Pruitt rules | Dems introduce new bill to curb methane emissions | Green group to test methane emission standards in Ohio House votes again on EPA rules MORE (Ohio) are also expected to make a pitch for the former reality TV star in their state, while Sen. Cory Gardner Cory Scott GardnerOvernight Health Care: GOP plays defense over new Trump opioid rules | Senators target surprise health insurers in new GOP health care bill | GOP says it will delay ‘substantial’ cuts in opioid use to save money | GOP takes steps to expand Medicaid eligibility for immigrants who live in U.S. illegally Five takeaways on Kavanaugh hearing MORE (Colo.) and Rep. Mike Simpson Michael (Michael) Gregory SimpsonGOP House leaders offer no assurance they can pass Obamacare repeal bill after key vote GOP leaders announce they’ll push for delay of Medicaid expansion GOP lawmakers to delay new Senate healthcare bill after Democrats ‘open their mouths’ on Medicaid expansion House Speaker urges Dems to stay in ‘house until we get something done’ on Supreme Day MORE (Mich.) are expected to join them in backing Trump, as well.
Sen. Jeff Flake Jeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeGOP senators announce they won’t back Flake over Kavanaugh, vote to block Pruitt rules on Friday McConnell: Trump is ‘out of step’ with GOP | GOP leadership is ‘in a frenzy’ over Kavanaugh Senate GOP leaders unveil a proposal to roll back Medicaid expansion MORE (Ariz.), a GOP leader in the House, said Thursday that he would support Trump’s bid for the White House.
Flake was the only Republican to endorse the real-estate mogul in 2016, when he garnered 17 percent of the vote.
A handful of other Republican senators are also backing Trump in his home state, including Sens.
John McCain John Sidney McCainSteve Schmidt: Graham has been ‘loyal’ to Trump, but not ‘enough’ John McCain: McCain ‘doesn’t know me’ more than Trump on ‘Meet the Press’ How the GOP’s new nominee for vice president is a different kind of Republican than Trump’s own.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Charles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerElection Countdown: Kavanaugh allegations put GOP in tough spot | Republicans start to pull plug on candidates | Dems get early start in Iowa | O’Rourke signs off on endorsements for Senate candidates | House GOP picks nominee MORE (N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham Lindsey Olin GrahamGOP Senate candidate loses to Democrat in Georgia runoff: poll Dem wins Georgia Senate primary in key Georgia Senate race | Dems gain seats as Senate races close MORE (S.C.).
Sen. Mike Rounds Michael (Mick) Lee RoundsTrump to send additional troops to Iraq, Syria, Iran | Pentagon to deploy 4,000 additional troops | Trump signs order to lift sanctions on Russia for election interference Trump’s nominee to lead US Cyber Command: Trump ‘has proven himself to be unfit’ to lead the agency MORE (South Dakota), a potential 2020 GOP presidential candidate, said he will support Trump for president.
“We are very concerned about the possibility of Donald Trump and his administration being a threat, both to the security of