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Pennsylvania GOP Unites In Robust Support For President Trump

Holland McKinnie
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Most of Pennsylvania’s State House GOP delegation has endorsed Donald J. Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign in an exemplary display of political unity. This show of support from prominent Keystone State Republicans such as Mike Kelly, Dan Meuser, Scott Perry, Guy Reschenthaler, and John Joyce emphasizes the stronghold Trump holds over the party and pushes him further ahead of his potential rivals.

As of Thursday evening, Trump, despite the recent classified documents indictment, had secured the backing of 56 of the 63 State House Republicans who had endorsed a candidate, according to FiveThirtyEight, a leading political analyst site. This substantial GOP support comes amid Trump’s strident declarations of innocence and his steadfast resolve to clear his name.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has emerged as President Trump’s closest competitor, with the support of five State House Republicans. Yet, the considerable gap between the two remains undeniable.

Even following the indictment, the GOP’s unyielding faith in Trump is a testament to the former president’s influence and his aptitude to draw loyalty. This fact was underscored earlier this month when, a day after the charges were unsealed, Trump traveled to Georgia to reveal endorsements from Reps. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) and Mike Collins (R-GA). This was quickly followed by the backing of Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC), chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

With Trump’s team working tirelessly to win the support of congressional Republicans, it’s clear they’re leaving no stone unturned. Events like the recent dinner he hosted at his Bedminster, NJ, golf club for several Pennsylvania members demonstrate his strategic efforts.

Trump’s endorsement campaign, spearheaded by Brian Jack, his former White House political director, and coordinated with John Brabender, a Pennsylvania political veteran and renowned TV ad maker, shows a deliberate and measured approach to securing support.

The tradition of congressional endorsements, seen as a validation of public standing within and outside the party, is not new. But with Trump’s strategic orchestration, it takes on renewed importance. His political maneuvering and track record of success in Pennsylvania – he carried all 67 counties in the 2016 Presidential Primary and became the first Republican in 28 years to win Pennsylvania in the Presidential Election – is a promising indicator.


The official statement from Trump’s team on Friday read, “President Trump looks forward to working with this team to build a coalition of support that will compete for and earn the support of Pennsylvania’s Delegates to the Republican National Convention and win Pennsylvania’s 19 Electoral Votes next November.”