Former White House physician Ronnie Jackson is close to winning a seat in Congress.
The AP speculated on Tuesday evening that Jackson was the winner of the House GOP primary runoff at the 13th Congressional District in Texas – in the race to succeed Republican Rep. Mac Thornberry – who is retiring after 25 years in office.
Jackson’s victory was due to strong support from President Trump. He took to Twitter after his win that he and his wife Jane “are just turning off the phone with @realDonaldTrump!” it’s official! I am honored to be the Republican candidate for # TX13! I promise I will make you proud! ”
Trump said that the number of Attorney Generals in the Alabama Village Pradhan Committee increased rapidly
Congratulating Jackson, the President tweeted that “Ronnie will be a brilliant Congressman – the great state will represent the amazing people of Texas, and the United States, very well. Proud of you Ronnie !!!”
Trump previously nominated Jackson for Veterans Affairs secretary, but backed down from consideration after the doctor faced allegations of alcohol abuse and drug abuse. Jackson called the allegations “wrong and fabricated”. He and his wife moved back home to Texas after withdrawing nominations.
Political pundits say the president’s tweet a few days before the March primary helped Jackson create a runoff election, which was delayed until July due to a coronovirus epidemic.
Facing Jackson Winegar – a lobbyist for the Texas Cattle Feeders Association in runoff. Winegar had Thornberry support, as well as other local support.
In the runoff campaign, Jackson was aided by Trump’s re-election campaign officials, which dramatically boosted his once-fundraising efforts. And he helped Jackson appoint a professional Republican operative to run the doctor’s campaign.
Trump campaign communications director Tim Muerto called the victory “a clear testament to the power and value of President Trump’s support and support”.
Jackson would now be considered a favorite in a district where Republicans hold the upper hand.
Although the impact of political support is always debatable, there is little debate that presidential support can bring a major change in Republican primaries.
Although his records are not correct – three Trump-ended House candidates have lost primaries in recent weeks – the president’s support is highly influential.
The same night that Jackson won, for the first time, candidate Tommy Tuberville – who was supported by Trump – crushed former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Alabama’s GOP Senate primary runoff.
Sessions, who served more than a dozen years as a senator from Alabama before Trump became first attorney general in 2017, angered the president by reclaiming himself that year from Russia’s investigation into the 2016 election.
Sessions, who was the first Republican senator to back Trump in the 2016 presidential election, was ruled out as attorney general in November of 2018. Since then, he has repeatedly served as a public punching bag for Trump.