Trump says Republicans have ‘a good chance of great success’ on Election Day
FIRST ON FOX: Former President Trump played a major role in the 2022 midterm elections, endorsing and raising nearly $350 million for more than 300 Republican candidates, while mobilizing support in more than a dozen states across the country – and teasing his plans for 2024 on the eve of Election Day in an effort to energize the GOP base.
Trump, at a Monday night rally, teased that he would announce his third White House candidacy on Tuesday, November 15 from Mar-a-Lago – a week after Election Day.
“I think it’s going to be very interesting, possibly the most interesting midterm they’ve ever had,” Trump said Monday night after the rally. “I think we have a good chance of great success.”
In the Senate, candidates endorsed by Trump were 21-0 in their primaries. Trump and his team touted that the former president’s endorsement helped catapult those contestants to the top spot in their major contests.
In Ohio, before Trump endorsed JD Vance in April, he was voting 5th for the Republican nomination, but Trump’s endorsement led him to primary victory in a competitive contest.
In Arizona, before Trump endorsed Blake Masters in June, he was voting 3rd place, but Trump’s support led to the Masters primary victory in a crowded primary field.
Also in Pennsylvania, before Trump’s endorsement of Dr. Mehmet Oz, the former TV star was also trailing his opponent. Oz also won the nomination after Trump’s endorsement.
Other primary and candidate wins Trump is credited with include Herschel Walker in Georgia, Ted Budd in North Carolina and Adam Laxalt in Nevada.
Trump also endorsed incumbent GOP senators including Senators John Boozman of Arkansas, Marco Rubio of Florida, Mike Crapo of Idaho, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Jerry Moran of Kansas, John Hoeven of North Dakota , James Lankford of Oklahoma, Tim Scott of South Carolina, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.
In the House, Trump and his team touted the former president’s early endorsements of dozens of GOP hopefuls, which they say helped these new Republican candidates win their primaries and enter the general election. Trump has also endorsed dozens of incumbent members and congresswomen.
As for the gubernatorial races, Trump endorsed GOP nominee Kari Lake for Arizona; Tudor Dixon for Michigan; Lee Zeldin for New York; Mike DeWine for Ohio and more.
Trump and his team are also touting the power of his endorsement in these key gubernatorial races — particularly in the race for Lake, Kevin Stitt in Oklahoma and Derek Schmidt in Kansas.
However, while pointing out how his support has helped nearly every GOP candidate run for office this cycle, Trump said he’s unlikely to get any recognition, especially from the media.
“If they win they won’t give me any credit, and if they lose they’ll blame me and there’s nothing I can do about it,” Trump said, pointing to the media coverage. “There is a real Trump Derangement Syndrome.”
This cycle, Trump’s plan to secure GOP control over Congress has focused on his rallies that energize the Republican base and also attract new participants who traditionally have not gone to the polls in election cycles from midterm — a strategy Trump allies say will fuel “massive wins” for Republicans on Election Day.
Trump has held 30 rallies in 17 states over the past 18 months.
Trump also held more than 50 in-person fundraisers in support of incumbent re-election candidates and participated in more than 60 tele-rallys and robocalls in support of Republicans.
Trump’s Save America PAC raised $24.7 million in the third quarter — its highest quarter of the year — and used its massive war chest to fund rallies and buy ads for GOP candidates across the country before election day.
Save America PAC increased during the third quarter – a 38% increase over the second quarter. A source close to the fundraiser told Fox News that 98.8% of those donations totaled less than $200 each.
Trump’s Make America Great Again Inc., his main Super PAC, has spent $16.4 million over the past five weeks to support candidates in state and congressional races across the country.
Trump spent $4 million supporting Masters in Arizona and against opponent Mark Kelly; $3.6 million against Senator Raphael Warnock in Georgia; $3.4 million against Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman in Pennsylvania; $2.4 million against Democratic Senate candidate Tim Ryan in Ohio; $2.1 million against Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto and in favor of Adam Laxalt for the Nevada Senate; and $1 million against Democratic Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Meanwhile, regarding his “major” announcement next week, Trump allies tell Fox News Digital that the former president has raised his language, further signaling his intention to announce a run for the House. White in 2024.
Trump advisers and his inner circle told Fox News Digital they believe it is not a question of “if” Trump will run for president again in 2024, but “when” he plans to officially announce. his campaign.
Trump, in November 2021, during a exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, said he would “probably” wait until after the 2022 midterm elections to formally announce whether he would launch another White House bid, telling Fox News Digital that the timing was “probably appropriate. “.
Trump appears to be sticking to his original schedule.