Old GOP politicians are deciding left and right against running for reelection in 2022.
Some are even retiring, which means more fresh candidates will take their place.
Among those retiring include Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri.
Blunt announced that he would retire next year, which opens the door for former President Donald Trump to cement his GOP grip further.
One of the primary goals come 2022 for the GOP is to take back the Senate majority that was lost in the 2020 election cycle.
According to Fox News, Senators Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Rob Portman of Ohio, and Richard Shelby of Alabama also announced they would not be launching reelection campaigns.
Senator Richard Burr stated in 2016 that he would not be running again in 2022 either.
These retirees allow President Trump to push his America First agenda even farther.
Trump is the absolute most important endorsement for GOP candidates, and the new front runners for these offices will definitely need him to succeed.
President Trump’s influence since leaving the White House remains a force to be reckoned with, and the soaring poll numbers show that clearly.
The GOP members who crossed Trump during the impeachment hearings and other events that he needed their support will be the first ones to feel his wrath.
The former president is still drawing larger crowds than President Joe Biden, and a 2024 presidential run is potentially still in his sights.
Many potential candidates for senator have already jumped aboard the America First agenda.
Josh Mandel stated as he announced to run for Senate, “As your senator I would advance the Trump agenda without fear or hesitation.”
According to Fox News, another long-time Trump supporter, Ohio business person, and 2018 Senate candidate Mike Gibbons appears close to launching a campaign in the coming weeks.
Lynda Blanchard, who served as U.S. ambassador to Slovenia, recently launched a campaign for her Congressional bid.
Showing her support for Trump’s agenda, she said, “We will give the Swamp a heckuva dose of the common sense and conservative principle that it needs to truly ‘Make America Great Again’ – just like President Trump did.”
The Senate is currently split right up the middle 50-50, but that most likely will not last long.
Vice President Kamala Harris currently holds the tie-breaking vote, and come 2022, many strategists believe the GOP will hold the majority.
The growing number of retirements will allow for an influx of new candidates that will hopefully uphold America First policy and serve only their constituents.
Trump’s base continues to grow every day, and 2022 should be an interesting year.
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