Alaska Republican congressional candidate Nick Begich has joined Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson in endorsing former President Donald Trump for president.
In a social media post, Begich on Monday said that Trump had been a pro-Alaska president, while Biden’s policy’s have hurt the state.
“Mary Peltola has endorsed Joe Biden for another failed term,” Begich said. “After reviewing Trump’s record on Alaska, it’s clear: Donald Trump has been the most pro-Alaska president in our lifetimes. Alaska’s economy has been rated dead last in the nation, and it’s because of Joe Biden’s record of standing against our state, against our people, and against the development of our resources. In this election, the choice is obvious. We stand with Trump and see generational prosperity or we continue down a road with Joe Biden that leads to generational poverty.”
The announcement comes just two days before the next Republican debate, which will be held in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Wednesday evening. Trump will be holding a separate fundraiser during the debate; he has attended none of the three prior debates.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy endorsed Trump earlier this year, as has Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, among several current and former state executives.
Other big-name Republicans recently endorsing the former president are Sen. Lindsey Graham, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Sen. JD Vance. The Ohio Republican Party has also given Trump its endorsement. A total of 84 Republican representatives have endorsed Trump. A comprehensive list of endorsements can be found at Wikipedia.
Alaska’s Rep. Mary Peltola, a Democrat, endorsed President Joe Biden in April.