The future of the Grand Old Party is still in flux just months from the start of the 2024 nominating season, with only a handful of senators and governors weighing in on the election.
Former President Donald Trump is leading in major endorsements for the Republican nomination next year, having secured a large section of House Republicans as of Thursday. However, many prominent conservative governors and senators have not chosen a candidate yet.
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Here is a look at where the top eight candidates stand regarding top endorsements after the second debate.
Trump leads with 76 House endorsements, 11 senators, and four governors. In the House, the endorsements include House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), and members of the House Freedom Caucus.
In the Senate, the most significant endorsements came from Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Ted Budd (R-NC), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who endorsed Trump over his fellow South Carolinians former Gov. Nikki Haley, and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC). For governors, Trump secured endorsements from Mike Dunleavy who leads Alaska, South Dakota’s Kristi Noem, West Virginia’s Jim Justice, and South Carolina’s Henry McMaster.
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