Former President Donald Trump will begin screening 2022 midterm candidates soon. Those eager to forward “America First” policies ensuring every open Republican seat has a MAGA approved contender competing.
There have been dozens of requests from prospective candidates wishing to earn Trump’s support. Trump has denied meetings with former South Carolina governor and 2024 hopeful Nikki Haley. House and Senate GOP candidates are competing for his ear.
Formal meetings could begin as early as March, according to Politico.
Trump has refocused on the movement since the acquittal from the Senate impeachment trial. With $31 million on hand, bankrolled by his leadership PAC, Save America, Trump’s strongbox will be strategically invested.
Trump met with his former campaign manager Brad Parscale this week. Discussing online fundraising components and how he can leverage social media despite Twitter’s “Orwellian-like” censorship tactics. According to reports, Trump also met again with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and his eldest son, Don Jr.
“We are in the process of putting together a more formal schedule for candidates who want to come get his endorsement,” senior Trump adviser Jason Miller said, noting Trump’s meetings so far have been limited to golf friends, Mar-a-Lago members, and “folks with the ability to contact him themselves.”
A meeting with Sen Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is expected to discuss Trump’s upcoming plans over the weekend. Graham told Fox News, “I’m more worried about 2022 than I’ve ever been. I don’t want to eat our own.”
In a statement, Trump vowed to recruit insurgent candidates “who espouse Making America Great Again and our police of America first. Trump recently hosted former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and ex-campaign advisers Corey Lewandowski and Dave Bossie for dinner, all of whom were reliable warriors within the MAGA movement, Politico reported.