Trump urged not to announce presidential run until after Georgia runoff
There was no red wave, some races are still undecided, and the Georgia Senate contest is going to a December runoff. The midterms weren’t what Republicans were hoping for. As a result, former President Donald Trump is being urged to delay declaring his expected run for President. He teased a very important announcement currently scheduled for Monday in Florida.
Former Trump Adviser Jason Miller told the AP: “I’ll be advising him that he move his announcement until after the Georgia runoff. Georgia needs to be the focus of every Republican in the country right now.”
So here’s how Trump backed candidates performed on election night. His biggest win is in the Ohio Senate race, where Yale educated attorney and Hillbilly Elegy author JD Vance defeated Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan. Perhaps his most important loss is next door in Pennsylvania, where Dr. Oz lost to Lt. Gov John Fetterman, a key flip for Democrats. And while Georgia Governor Brian Kemp handily won his re-election, Trump backed Senate candidate Herschel Walker is headed for a run-off. The vote counts indicate some Georgians voted for Kemp, but Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock in the Senate race.
Sen. Mitch McConnell: “There’s probably a greater likelihood the house flips than the senate. Senate Races are just different. They’re Statewide. Candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome. Right now we have a 50/50 senate and a 50/50 Country.
Trump candidates also lost governor’s races in Michigan, Maryland, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Former House Speaker Paul Ryan says Trump is part of the reason the Red Wave did not come to fruition.
Paul Ryan says: “I think Trump is kind of a drag on our ticket. I think Donald Trump gives us problems politically.”
Ryan says if Trump runs, he won’t get the nomination. But adds if he is nominated, Republicans are more likely to lose. That’s a big difference from Ryan’s view of Trump in 2016 after he won the Presidential election.
PAUL RYAN: Many of our fellow citizens feel alienated and have lost faith in our core institutions. They don’t feel heard and they don’t feel represented by those in office. But Donald Trump heard a voice out in this country that no one else heard.
Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan