Yesterday, President Trump gave his endorsement to Lynda Bennett to succeed now-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in his now vacated North Carolina House Seat. Bennett is now in a runoff for the seat, since in the first race, no candidate received 30% of the initial primary vote, forcing Bennett and opponent Madison Cawthorn to face off in a runoff election.
Trump tweeted Thursday morning, “Please let this serve as my Complete and Total Endorsement of a great fighter and ally in North Carolina, @LyndaBennettNC. She is strong on Crime, Borders, Military, our Great Vets & 2A. She will be a great help to me in DC. EARLY VOTING STARTS TODAY. We need Lynda Bennett!”
According to Bennett’s campaign website, she is endorsed by Meadows, along with other national conservative Republican politicans and groups, such as Jim Jordan, Ted Cruz, Andy Biggs, the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List and others. Her biography also talks about her private sector work and volunteer work for conservative organizations.
The runoff election is scheduled for June 23.