President Trump endorsed a raft of Republican candidates ahead of tonight’s Arizona and Florida primaries.
Most notable is Rep. Ron DeSantis, who is running for Florida governor and has received multiple supportive tweets from the president, including this yesterday:
DeSantis, who currently represents Florida’s 6th district, has run a campaign focused solely around Trump, releasing a memorable ad in which he read his infant Trump’s book “The Art of The Deal.”
Gov. Rick Scott, whom DeSantis is seeking to replace, has also received President Trump’s backing in advance of the Florida Senate primary.
Scott, an early supporter of Trump’s agenda, has no major opponents. Also on the ballot is Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, who also appeared on the ballot in recent Vermont and California races.
Elsewhere in the Sunshine State, Trump recently endorsed Rep. Ted Yoho. He is widely expected to win against Judson Sapp in the primary for Florida’s 3rd District.
In Arizona, Trump has backed incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey in a gubernatorial primary he is expected to win against token candidates.
Trump has kept his distance from the Senate GOP primary, which pits Rep. Martha McSally against vocally pro-Trump Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio, whom the president controversially pardoned.