Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy endorsed Donald Trump for president, it was reported by Politico today.
“Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is endorsing Donald Trump, giving the former president the support of a governor whose state is expected to hold its nominating contest on the all-important ‘Super Tuesday’ primary date,” the publication reported.
“The endorsement comes as Trump expands his broad lead in support from Republican governors and federal lawmakers over his rivals in the GOP presidential primary. With Dunleavy’s backing, Trump has earned the support of three of the five Republican governors who have endorsed in the race. Trump has also received the support of over 80 members of Congress, more than 16 times the amount of his nearest rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis,” Politico reported.
The Republican debate on Wednesday will feature eight candidate, but Trump will not be one of them. He has chosen to put together a competing event with Tucker Carlson, to be broadcast on Twitter at approximately the same time as the debate.
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, former Vice President Mike Pence, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott will all be on the debate stage.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez says he met all the criteria for being included in the debate, but was not included on the list. Neither was Larry Elder, who also claims to have met the minimum fundraising and polling threshold.
This story will be updated.