Former President Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed Representative Matt Maddock (R-Milford) in his reelection campaign for the Michigan State Legislature.
Matt Maddock, who has remained a strong proponent of the former president, is also running for a leadership position among House Republicans.
The current GOP leader, Rep. Jason Wentworth (R-Farwell), is term-limited in the position, so legislators are jockeying for the open role.
Former President Trump also praised the lawmaker’s wife, Meshawn Maddock. She serves as co-chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party.
“Matt Maddock is a long-time activist and a grassroots leader. He was a Trump original, one of my earliest Michigan supporters in 2016. The Maddock family is also wonderful. Matt’s wife, Meshawn, is a great ally and has been doing amazing things to help fix the Michigan Republican Party,” Trump said in a statement.
Often, Trump has remained critical of some state Republicans, adding Matt Maddock is the best person to drain “the Lansing swamp.”
“If Michigan drains the Lansing swamp, it will take a leader like Matt Maddock to do it. Matt is running for re-election. He has my Complete and Total Endorsement,” Trump added
The former commander-in-chief also pointed to Matt Maddock’s stance on election integrity as the inspiration for the endorsement.
“We need leadership in Michigan who will investigate and document the 2020 voter fraud, the Crime of the Century. We can’t have any more stolen elections like the last one. Vote for Matt Maddock. He is a really good man!” he continued.
Trump has made a host of endorsements in upcoming state elections, including for Secretary of State.
Notably, candidates running for the Republican nomination for governor, like former police chief James Craig and conservative commentator Tudor Dixon, are still waiting for Trump’s input.
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