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Santos, Stefanik endorse Trump while other Congressional New York Republicans remain mum

Jul 25, 2023 12:33 pm

Amanda Salazar reports for City and State that New York's Republican primary for president is not until April 30, 2024, but two Republican Congressional representatives in the state have already endorsed their picks. Long Island’s George Santos, accused of all sorts of lies, and the North Country’s Elise Stefanik have both endorsed former president Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election. The publication surveyed the rest of the Republican New York Congressional delegation, including Marc Molinaro, but they declined to endorse anyone this early in the process. Trump, already indicted in two cases and expecting a third imminent indictment, could be at trial or in jail by the time the primary date approaches. Republican strategist William O’Reilly said, “There’s no benefit whatsoever to endorsing Donald Trump early, and I would expect most Republican members from New York to keep their powder dry as long as humanly possible.... Trump is without doubt the prohibitive favorite in the primary as of today, but there’s an awful lot of time between now and then. I’d expect most endorsements to come just days or weeks before the New York presidential primary next year.” Read the full story in City and State.

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