Derrick Van Orden, a Republican running for the U.S. House of Representatives, picked up an endorsement from Senator Tim Scott (R-SC).
Scott praised the former Navy SEAL and businessman, who is running in a swing district in the western portion of Wisconsin.
Former Navy SEAL Derrick Van Orden leads the financial contest in the race to replace retiring U.S. Representative Ron Kind in Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District, outpacing the nearest competitor by over a million dollars.
According to FEC records, Van Orden has raised $2,654,181.52 and has $1,427,840.31 cash on hand in the bank as of the December 31, 2021 deadline. Records also currently show that no other Republicans that have filed paperwork with the FEC. Orden has been endorsed by President Trump, as well as Wisconsin’s 3rd District Republican Party, and others.
Derrick Van Orden, a Republican businessman and congressional candidate in Wisconsin, hauled in more than $800,000 in the previous fundraising quarter.
According to data from the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Van Orden is dominating his competition in fundraising efforts.
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Former President Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed candidate Derrick Van Orden in an important Wisconsin swing district, representing the 3rd Congressional District of the state.
In a statement announcing the endorsement, Trump highlighted Van Orden’s record as a military veteran and praised the veteran’s stance on key issues.
U.S. Representative Ron Kind (D-WI-03) will retire from Congress at the end of his term, deciding not to run for re-election in the Wisconsin swing district.
Kind’s southwestern Wisconsin district has gradually evolved over his approximately 25-year career in the House of Representatives, with former President Trump winning the district in the November 2020 election.