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Former GOP Critics of Trump Need His Backing in Midterms

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By    |   Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:41 PM

Republicans who once shunned, or at the very least distanced themselves, from President Donald Trump are now trying to align with him as they run for House and Senate seats this fall.

As The New York Times noted Wednesday, several Republicans are now turning to Trump for help and approval.

"To the activists, those who vote consistently in Republican primaries, it's very much Trump's party," Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., told the Times. Flake is not running for reelection this year.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is running for the Utah Senate seat that will be vacated at the end of the year by Sen. Orrin Hatch. Romney famously criticized Trump in 2016 before appearing to change his tune during Trump's transition, when he was considered for secretary of state.

Others who have gone against Trump, but who now need his backing for this year's midterms, include Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and perhaps even Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. Corker originally said he would not run again this year, but he may change his mind.

"Donald Trump is the ultimate deal-maker, and he will do what he thinks is best for the American people, no matter what happened with somebody in the past," former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told the Times.

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