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Trump Endorsements for House Fill-ins Dependent on Candidates

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Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017 07:30 PM Current | Bio | Archive

As a result of President Trump tapping four Republican U.S. Representatives for key positions in his administration, there will be four special elections this year to fill the seats they vacated.

Historically, special U.S. House elections have been signs of the shape of things to come in national politics. In May 1994, for example, Republican Ron Lewis' victory in a special election for a Kentucky House seat that had been in Democratic hands for more than a century was clearly a harbinger of the historic GOP capture of the House and Senate that November.

So, Newsmax asked the White House on Tuesday: Will Trump stump for the Republicans vying to succeed CIA Director Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, R-Ga., Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., in Congress?

"You're also going to have elections [for governor] in Virginia and New Jersey," White House press secretary Sean Spicer told us. "As we get further into the schedule and get closer to elections, we'll obviously entertain requests from candidates at a variety of ballot level to gauge the president's support."

Spicer noted Trump was "very supportive of candidates in the last [election] cycle. I don't see him not being supportive of people who want to fight for the agenda. We're not at that point yet. 

"So, I can probably give you more as we get closer to the elections, but a lot of those cases it's going to be dependent on the candidate."

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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President Donald Trump's endorsements in the special House 2017 elections for the replacements of those tapped to serve in the administration will be "dependent on the candidate" on a case-by-case basis, Sean Spicer told Newsmax on Tuesday.
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