Here's The Latest Senate Hopeful To Get A BIG Trump Endorsement

By Jennifer Wentworth | Tuesday, 11 June 2024 12:00 PM
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In a significant development in Nevada's Senate race, former President Donald Trump has thrown his weight behind former U.S. Army Captain Sam Brown.

This endorsement is seen as a crucial step towards the Republicans' aspirations of reclaiming the Senate in the upcoming November elections. Brown is set to challenge the incumbent Democrat Sen. Jacky Rosen.

According to RedState, this endorsement comes as a blow to former U.S. Ambassador to Iceland Jeff Gunter, who was also vying for Trump's backing. The competition for Trump's endorsement was intense, with indications that Trump might favor Brown over Gunter.

Trump took to his Truth Social platform to express his support for Brown in his characteristic all-caps style. He wrote, "Sam Brown is a FEARLESS AMERICAN PATRIOT, a Purple Heart Recipient, who has proven he has the 'PURE GRIT' and COURAGE to take on our Enemies, both Foreign and Domestic. Sam is now running for U.S. Senate in the Great State of Nevada, primarily because he knows that Crooked Joe Biden and the Radical Left are A THREAT TO DEMOCRACY. Our Country can no longer stand with this Corrupt and Incompetent 'President' calling the shots. As your next Senator, Sam will fight tirelessly to secure our Border, end Migrant Crime, stop Inflation, grow our Economy, STRONGLY SUPPORT OUR GREAT MILITARY/VETS, protect our always under siege Second Amendment, and restore PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH…"

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Trump further elaborated on his endorsement, stating that he had gotten to know Brown and was impressed by him. However, Gunter expressed his disappointment at the snub, stating to Fox, "Mitch McConnell money wins, the American people lose. Rinse and repeat."

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Brown expressed his gratitude to the former president on social media, stating, "Thank you, President Trump, for your leadership. I'm honored to have your endorsement. I look forward to working with you to bring a better future to every Nevadan and American when we both win in November!!"

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Nevada is anticipated to play a pivotal role in the November elections, which will determine whether voters wish to persist with the Democrats and President Joe Biden's leadership, which many perceive as failing. The race could swing either way. A New York Times poll conducted in April and May showed Brown and Rosen neck and neck at 41% each, with a significant number of voters still undecided.

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Republicans view Nevada as one of the party's top opportunities to flip a seat as they seek to regain control of the Senate from Democrats, who currently hold a slim 51-49 majority.

Brown's website provides a detailed account of his tour in Afghanistan, which ended with severe injuries from a roadside bomb. He was on a mission when he received word that another nearby platoon had been ambushed. He led his team into battle to provide support for his fellow soldiers. A roadside bomb detonated under the fuel tank of his vehicle, leaving him drenched in diesel and covered in flames. His gunner was able to extinguish the flames before they claimed his life.

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Following the injuries he sustained, Brown was medically retired from the US Military as a Captain. In the three years following the explosion in Afghanistan, Sam underwent intense physical rehabilitation. During this process of recovery, Sam recognized that God had given him a new life. A life that was intended to be dedicated to the service of God and Country.

As the race heats up, Brown's military background, resilience, and dedication to service could potentially make him Nevada's next senator.

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