Top alums of the Trump administration are backing the U.S. Senate campaign in Pennsylvania of hedge fund executive David McCormick.
"The list includes Trump White House veteran Hope Hicks. Hicks, who has been helping McCormick arrange meetings and reach out to people ahead of his anticipated early 2022 announcement, is working on her first campaign since being a top staffer on Trump’s 2016 effort," Politico reported Wednesday. "Two other prominent top staffers in the Trump administration — Stephen Miller and Cliff Sims — are also expected to serve in advisory roles. Several others, including Kellyanne Conway, Tony Sayegh, Matthew Pottinger and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who is running for governor in Arkansas, are also supportive."
Trump backed Sean Parnell for the Pennsylvania Senate seat.
"The only reason Senator 'Gloomy' Pat Toomey is not running for the Senate in Pennsylvania is that I would not give him an endorsement—I feel he has been a terrible representative for both Pennsylvania and the United States, as a whole," Trump said in a September statement. "Fortunately for Pennsylvania, we have a great Senate candidate, Sean Parnell, who I have just given my Complete and Total Endorsement. He will do all of the things that Toomey is incapable of doing."
Less than three months later, Parnell quit the race after losing custody of his children. Now Trump allies are trying their luck with McCormick, who is married to former Trump White House official Dina Powell.
Also running is television personality Mehmet Oz, who goes by Dr. Oz.
"Oz’s team has its own connection to the former president: He has hired Larry Weitzner, who helped craft the TV commercials on Trump’s 2016 and 2020 campaigns. The candidate has been making regular appearances on the Fox News Channel program of Sean Hannity, a Trump favorite," Politico reported. "A third candidate, Carla Sands, has been promoting her role as Trump’s ambassador to Denmark."
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