Former President Donald Trump just sent out an email endorsing Mike Carey in the special election to fill a vacant House seat in Ohio’s 15th congressional district:
Thank you, Mr. President.
— Carey For Congress (@MikeCareyOH15) July 15, 2021
It’s considered a safe GOP seat, so there won’t be too much drama in terms of red vs. blue:
— Kirk A. Bado (@kirk_bado) July 15, 2021
But the wife of Mark Meadows and Sen. Rand Paul have endorsed different candidates:
NEW: Two of Trump’s staunchest allies – Debbie Meadows, wife of Mark Meadows, and Rand Paul – are lining up against his favored candidate in an upcoming Ohio special election, angering Trump advisers and testing his ability to exert dominance in primaries https://t.co/xtuL892lLm
— Alex Isenstadt (@politicoalex) July 14, 2021
Trump last month announced his support for Mike Carey, a former energy lobbyist running for a vacant Columbus-area congressional seat. But Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is bolstering former state Rep. Ron Hood in the Republican primary, while Debbie Meadows, a prominent conservative activist and the wife of former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, is promoting church leader Ruth Edmonds.
And now we wait until August 3 to see who got it right and what the fallout will be:
— Michael Kruse (@michaelkruse) July 15, 2021