Trump Announces First Endorsement: Bob Paduchik for GOP Chair of Ohio

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel, left, speaks with Bob Paduchik, party co-chairman of the Republican National Committee, at the spring meeting in Coronado, Calif., Friday, May 12, 2017. While Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey roiled Washington, Republicans who attended the national committee's spring meeting outside …
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Former President Trump endorsed Bob Paduchik for Chair of the Republican Party of Ohio.

Trump’s statement reads:

Bob Paduchik is running for Chair of the Republican Party of Ohio. He successfully led my campaign in both 2016 and 2020, having even more success the second time around. He is outstanding in every way, and I give him my full and complete endorsement. Bob loves our country and the Great State of Ohio. He will be an outstanding Chairman!

– President Donald J. Trump

Trump’s first endorsement comes as he begins screening 2022 midterm candidates who are eager to forward MAGA policies while ensuring every open Republican seat has a MAGA-approved contender vying for it.

Trump has received dozens of requests from prospective candidates who wish to earn his support, and he is fielding them as he sees fit. Trump has rejected meetings with former South Carolina governor and 2024 hopeful Nikki Haley and with some House and Senate GOP candidates vying for his ear.

Formal meetings with prospects could begin as early as March, according to a report.Trump has refocused on the movement he began now that the Senate impeachment trial fully acquitted him, leading the America First agenda into battle against the “business as usual” crowd in Washington, DC. With $31 million on hand, bankrolled by his leadership PAC, Save America, Trump’s coffers will strategically be invested.

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