Two Thumbs Up: Trump Congratulates Republican Election Winners

President Trump took to social media to express support and to congratulate Republican Senators Lou Barletta and Debbie Fischer who scored key primary wins in their respective elections.

Trump tweeted of Barletta, who won the Republican nomination “He will be a great Senator and will represent his people well – like they haven’t been represented in many years. Lou is a friend of mine and a special guy, he will very much help MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

Barletta responded to the president as well, thanking him for the remarks:

Vice President Mike Pence also reached out to Barletta following the election victory:

Here’s more, per Fox News:

Four-term U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who first got national notice as a small-city mayor for his attempted crackdown on illegal immigration, on Tuesday won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania.

Barletta paid little attention to his Republican rival, state Rep. Jim Christiana, during the primary campaign. Instead, he focused his attacks on the candidate he hopes to unseat in the fall, two-term Democratic Sen. Bob Casey.

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With 80 percent of precincts reporting, Barletta led Christiana by nearly 112,000 votes out of more than 495,000 cast. The four-term congressman will face an uphill battle against the two-term incumbent Casey and Fox News’ current projections show the seat is likely to remain in Democratic hands.

As for Fischer, Trump tweeted, “The people of Nebraska have seen what a great job she is doing – and it showed up at the ballot box!”

Fischer easily won her Senate primary election and is expected to win the upcoming general election, Fox News reports:

U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer notched an easy Republican primary victory on Tuesday despite challenges from four GOP candidates who sought to take her seat in deep-red Nebraska.

Fischer will face Democrat Jane Raybould, a Lincoln City Councilwoman who defeated three primary opponents. Fischer enters the general election as a heavy favorite to win a second term.

Fischer has focused on her first-term accomplishments, including her work to pass highway funding legislation. She also stressed her Senate experience, such as her position on an Armed Services subcommittee.

The others seeking the GOP nomination were retired Omaha math professor Jack Heidel; writer and retired air conditioning technician Dennis Frank Macek; former finance manager Jeffrey Lynn Stein; and Lincoln businessman Todd Watson.


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