Liz Harrington, Kellyanne Conway, General Michael Flynn, Bill Stepien, Congressman Ronny Jackson, Jenna Ellis, Rudy Giuliani, Richard Grenell… and more
PENNSYLVANIA — Over the weekend, Trump endorsed Oz in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race, and while he hasn’t yet chosen his preferred “Trump Primary” candidate, his cronies have long been making their mark in Pennsylvania’s increasingly ugly and historically crowded Governor’s race.
Trump’s endorsement this weekend sent shock waves through the Commonwealth, including in the GOP campaigns themselves where McCormick consultant and Trump loyalist Stephen Miller promptly jumped ship — but Trump’s impact has long dominated GOP primaries. For months, candidates in the Governor’s race have been “crafting their campaigns in [Trump’s] image,” embracing an extreme and unpopular anti-choice, anti-worker agenda, and championing his dangerous Big Lie — and their efforts have clearly impressed Trump’s inner circle.
“While Trump hasn’t picked one of the many far-right career politicians in the GOP race for Governor yet, his long shadow extends over the ‘Trump Primary’ — and his cronies have descended on the Commonwealth in droves,” said Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokesperson Marisa Nahem. “The MAGA candidates are doing everything they can to win Trump’s coveted endorsement, championing his election conspiracy theories, promoting his failed policies, and wasting taxpayer money on a sham election audit, and Pennsylvanians know that the candidates will always put loyalty to Trump ahead of the future of our Commonwealth.”
While Trump hasn’t endorsed in Republicans’ “hot mess” of a gubernatorial primary, let’s take a look at Trump’s most notable cronies who have — and whose side they’re on.
Liz Harrington, Donald Trump’s chief spokesperson
General Michael Flynn, former Trump advisor
Jenna Ellis, longtime Trump lawyer
Rudy Giuliani, infamous Trump lawyer
Kellyanne Conway, longtime advisor to Trump
Tim Murtaugh, former Trump campaign communications director
Congressman Ronny Jackson, former White House physician and senior advisor
James Fitzpatrick, Pennsylvania Election Day Operations Director for the Trump campaign
Richard Grenell, Trump’s former Ambassador to Germany