G. McConway
December 21, 2023

VA Senate Candidate Endorses Trump After Ballot Disqualification

Just as many of us expected, Trump being tossed off the Colorado ballot has only resulted in even more support for Trump.

One of the first “new” endorsements that Trump received was from Hung Cao, a Senate candidate in Virginia.

Cao announced his endorsement on X on Tuesday night.

Supporting Trump

Cao is a Vietnamese immigrant who came here as a child and ended up joining the Navy, retiring as Captain.

He cited his time in the Navy when Trump took office after the Obama administration, stating, “In 2016, when I reported to the Pentagon, I was counting every bomb, every missile, and every torpedo for imminent war with North Korea.

“Then Donald Trump was elected, and he pulled us back from the brink. We had peace.”

Trump’s campaign has been feasting on Trump’s legal issues, as his polling numbers started to soar after the first indictment, and they have been going up ever since.

His campaign continues to push the narrative that Democrats are going after conservatives, and the only thing standing in the way of that happening is Donald Trump. It has worked with voters to the point that Trump is up over 60% in many state polls and well over 50% in national polling.

Prior to that first indictment, Donald Trump was just about even with Ron DeSantis, and now DeSantis is barely in second place, actually ceding that spot to Nikki Haley in several states already.

I have to admit… I got this one wrong from the outset.

I was sure that once Trump’s legal problems started to mount, conservatives would look to DeSantis rather than risk having a nominated candidate who was then convicted of a felony as the man on the ticket in the general election.

Polling supported that premise, and it actually still does, as Trump’s numbers collapse if he gets convicted of a felony. But it appears voters are willing to roll the dice with Trump.

The question for the Trump camp now is, what do you do to heal the fracture created with DeSantis supporters? As it stands right now, the majority of them do not seem willing to vote for Trump, and it will be very difficult for Trump to win a general election if they all sit on the sidelines or only vote in down-ballot elections.

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