Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) endorsed former President Donald Trump Monday, adding to a growing list of 11 senators supporting his comeback bid for the White House.
Braun made the statement on X on Monday in support of Trump's 2024 campaign.
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“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 said.
“Donald Trump is a businessman and outsider. Together we took on the Washington swamp with a historic victory in the 2018 Indiana Senate race. 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,” the senator added.
ICYMI: Indiana Senator Mike Braun Endorses Trump for President. https://t.co/9xO3N4yB4A
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"First elected in 2018, Braun became a staunch ally of former President Trump in the U.S. Senate – supporting Trump’s America First agenda including replacing the NAFTA free trade agreement with the more U.S. friendly USMCA, funding the construction of the border wall, and standing with Trump in opposing the corrupt 2020 elections," the National Pulse reported.
"Senator Braun also opposed both efforts by Democrats to impeach former President Trump. In December of 2022, Braun announced he would not seek re-election to the U.S. Senate and would instead run for Governor of Indiana," it added.
Sen. Mike Braun endorses Trump in 2024 Republican primary https://t.co/eJbUpucleZ
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 19, 2023
"Trump also enjoys the endorsements of dozens of House representatives, overshadowing his competitors who lack similar quantities of endorsements," the Washington Examiner reported.
"Braun's endorsement comes despite fellow Hoosier former Vice President Mike Pence's 2024 campaign, which has the support of current Gov. Eric Holcomb (R-IN)," it added.
The endorsement comes as a major blow to Pence, a previous Indiana governor who remains far behind in the competition against his former boss.
The move also strengthens Trump's campaign against other GOP competitors who continue to fall behind in support from fellow Republicans. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) even dismissed Gov. Ron DeSantis during a Sunday interview, claiming he was not at the same level as Trump.
The growing support remains early but clearly points to success for Trump as the party's nominee in the potential rematch against President Joe Biden.