Most Republicans are on the fence about Trump’s 2024 re-election bid. Here are the few elected officials backing him so far.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Sen. JD Vance are among the Republican elected officials already backing Trump in 2024.

Former President Donald Trump launched his third presidential campaign in November.
Since then, only a chunk of high-profile Republicans have endorsed his bid.
Trump is the first major Republican to announce a 2024 candidacy. 

Former President Donald Trump announced a comeback presidential campaign in November. But so far, most high-profile Republicans have yet to endorse him — or any other candidate.

As of Friday, February 17, five senators and over two dozen House members had announced they’re backing Trump in 2024 or expressed support for his bid. Just one Republican governor has endorsed the former president.

Trump was the first major Republican to announce a 2024 candidacy, but a majority of his party hasn’t rallied behind him. Most elected Republicans say they want to wait to see who runs, or that it’s too early to make a decision.

Some are even contemplating, or have already launched, their own White House bids.

As president, Trump maintained an ironclad grip over the GOP. Even after his term — and an unprecedented assault on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 by a crowd of his supporters — he’s shown an ability to influence Republican primary voters and exact retribution upon his intraparty foes.

But after a disappointing midterms performance for the party — the GOP made only modest gains in the House, Democrats held the Senate, and many of Trump’s preferred candidates performed poorly— some see the former president’s power as waning. 

Still, many of Trump’s allies and longtime loyalists are sticking beside him.

Here are all of the prominent Republicans who have expressed support for Trump’s 2024 campaign:

One governor

Henry McMaster — the South Carolina …read more

Source:: Businessinsider

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