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GOP Sen. Braun backs Trump's 2024 campaign

Braun is not seeking reelection to the Senate, but instead plans to seek the Indiana governor's mansion in 2024. 

Published: September 18, 2023 3:46pm

Indiana Republican Sen. Mike Braun on Monday endorsed former President Donald Trump's 2024 campaign to reclaim the White House, making him the 11th incumbent senator to back him.

"As a Main Street Entrepreneur and political outsider, I’ve seen firsthand how the Washington swamp works against Hoosiers and works overtime to hamper our prosperity," Braun told Fox News. "Donald Trump is the candidate capable of returning us to the America First policies that delivered unmatched prosperity and security for the American people. I give Donald Trump my endorsement for President of the United States."

Braun also thanked the former president for his support during the 2018 Senate race that saw him enter the upper chamber, before touting the successes of their shared time in office.

"We installed constitutional conservatives on the Supreme Court who have protected the unborn and our Second Amendment rights, and we disrupted the cozy, self-serving Washington elites who are bankrupting our country," he told the outlet. 

Braun is not seeking reelection to the Senate, but instead plans to seek the Indiana governor's mansion in 2024. 

In backing the former president, Braun joins ten other upper chamber lawmakers including Sens. Steve Daines, Mont., Lindsey Graham, S.C., Bill Hagerty, Tenn., Cindy Hyde-Smith, Miss., Markwayne Mullin, Okla., Eric Schmitt, Mo., Tommy Tuberville, Ala., J.D. Vance, Ohio, Marsha Blackburn, Tenn., and Ted Budd, N.C., according to The Hill.

Trump currently stands as the clear front runner for the Republican nomination, commanding a 43.9% lead in the RealClearPolitics polling average.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

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