NRSC Gives Trump-Backed Candidate Full Endorsement

( – Montana Republican and chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Steve Daines formally endorsed Trump-backed entrepreneur Bernie Moreno on March 19 after winning Ohio’s GOP primary.

In an NRSC press release published on Twitter, Daines said that the Colombian-born Republican leader is a “committed conservative” who can unite Republicans to fight for former President Donald Trump’s agenda. Daines added that Moreno would put “America first” while standing up for the people of Ohio in the Senate.

In the press release, the NRSC chairman also blasted Moreno’s general election opponent, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, whom he described as a “liberal career politician” who has been participating in electoral events over the last five decades. Daines said Brown’s background contrasts with Moreno’s, whom he described as a successful businessman and a “political outsider.” The Montana Republican added that he’s proud to offer the Colombian-American his full endorsement at a time when the Republican Party is fighting to secure a “conservative Senate majority.”

According to the Associated Press, which was the first media outlet that officially called the race for the Trump-backed entrepreneur, his victory over Republican state Senator Matt Dolan represents a significant victory for the GOP’s MAGA faction. The news agency explained that while Ohio is more a red state than a purple state, Moreno’s victory is also a defeat for the Republican establishment and anti-Trump conservatives. It added that the match-up between Brown and Moreno in November will be an excellent opportunity for the Republican Party and the Daines-led NRSC to pick a significant Senate seat.

In his victory speech in a Cleveland suburb, Moreno told the crowd that the GOP needed to be united, as the primary goal in Ohio was to defeat Brown. The Colombian-American businessman said he considers the way Trump endorsed him to be “a badge of honor.”

In the 2022 midterm elections, Republicans swept all statewide contests in the so-called Buckeye State, led by Senator J.D. Vance’s victory in the US Senate Race. Before the GOP landslide that year, Trump achieved two eight-point victories in Ohio in the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections.

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