Michigan Republican Congressional Delegation Endorses Trump as Poll Numbers Surge
Date: July 12, 2023
In a significant boost to former President Donald Trump's potential 2024 campaign, the entire Republican congressional delegation from Michigan announced their endorsement of Trump on Tuesday. As Trump's lead in the polls continues to widen, representatives Tim Walberg, Bill Huizenga, John Moolenaar, Jack Bergman, and Lisa McClain released a joint statement expressing their unwavering support for the former president.
The statement highlighted the achievements of the Trump presidency, emphasizing the prosperity, strong economy, and improved security under his leadership. The representatives commended Trump's ability to deliver results from day one and his success in winning key battleground states like Michigan, where he became the first Republican presidential candidate to secure a victory since 1988.
Specifically, the Michigan representatives praised Trump's efforts in addressing local concerns, such as securing increased funding for the protection of the Great Lakes and facilitating the construction of a new lock at the Soo Locks—an essential infrastructure project in North America. They also expressed confidence in Trump's plans to rebuild the American economy, promote domestic energy production, secure the border, and ensure national security.
Rep. John James, in a separate statement, criticized President Biden's policies, alleging that they had negatively impacted the economy and weakened America's global standing. James argued that under Trump's leadership, inflation remained at a manageable 2 percent, pro-family policies strengthened American families, and communities were more secure. He emphasized the need for hope and a renewed sense of trust in the government among disillusioned Americans.
The endorsement from the Michigan Republican congressional delegation holds significance due to Trump's historic victory in the state during the 2016 elections. Winning by a narrow margin of 47.50 percent over Hillary Clinton's 47.27 percent, Trump became the first Republican to secure Michigan's electoral votes in 28 years.
With the representatives assuming leadership roles in Trump's federal leadership team in Michigan, their aim is to secure the state's crucial 15 electoral votes in the upcoming 2024 election. This endorsement, combined with Trump's increasing lead in the polls, will undoubtedly strengthen his position and energize his supporters in the state.
As the political landscape continues to evolve, the endorsement by the Michigan Republican congressional delegation serves as an important development, signaling the enduring influence of Donald Trump within the Republican Party.