Democrats were counting on Donald Trump being completely sidelined by their on-going witch hunts.
But suddenly Trump operatives are piping up.
And Mitch McConnell is seething over this Trump rescue plan he hoped wouldn’t come.
In the primaries, former President Donald Trump’s endorsement could propel many candidates to Republican nominations all over the country.
However more than an endorsement is needed to elect MAGA candidates to victory in U.S. House and Senate races as the rubber meets the road in the November Midterms.
But until recently, it appeared Donald Trump wanted to “keep his powder” for 2024 and hold back the massive warchest that America First patriots entrusted to him.
Now Trump Inc. is hoping to be seen as riding into battle ground races on a white horse, with a flurry of several million dollars in late spending from Trump’s $100 million war chest going into Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Arizona.
Trump operatives finally put powder into the fight
Former President Donald Trump made 240 endorsements in the 2022 Midterm primaries.
Trump-endorsed candidates won 92% of their races in the primaries.
That means there are a whole lot of MAGA candidates running in the general elections this November.
Early talk of a “Red Wave” in 2022 has subsided.
But so too has Big Media’s “Democrat comeback” narrative.
Polling in battleground states is all over the map, with many U.S. Senate races too close to call.
In three of those races, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Arizona, endorsements from the 45th President of the United States proved to be turning points in the contests.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, JD Vance and Blake Masters all pulled away and won their respective primaries once Trump made them his chosen pick.
Oz vs. Fetterman
In the Keystone State, Dr. Oz has narrowed – what was at one point – a large gap with his opponent, the radical Lt. Gov. of Pennsylvania, John Fetterman.
However, as of the time of this writing, Fetterman still enjoys a 3.7-point lead over Oz in the Real Clear Politics average.
The Pennsylvania seat is currently in Republican hands, but the retirement of RINO Pat Toomey has made this an open race Democrats are heavily targeting to flip in their quest to maintain control of the U.S. Senate.
Who does the GOP call when they need someone to save the day?
Trump’s new Super PAC, MAGA Inc., has placed an ad buy in the Keystone State worth $829,000.
The ad will target Fetterman for his record of letting murders and rapists back on the streets with early releases.
Vance vs. Ryan
Moving west to Ohio, JD Vance has surged as of late in the polls – making up a lot of ground and at the time of this writing he has a slim 1.2-point advantage in the Real Clear Politics average.
However, like Pennsylvania, this is another open race due to a retiring RINO, this time Rob Portman.
The race is so close, and some polls still show Rep. Tim Ryan – who is running ads that make this Biden-supporting Democrat look like a MAGA Republican – in the lead.
Again, enter Trump.
MAGA Inc. has reserved airtime for $1.34-Million in ads in the Buckeye State to run against Ryan.
The Ohio commercials will highlight Ryan’s virtually unanimous party-line voting record, as well as a candid clip of Ryan joking about having to “suck up” to his “future boss” Chuck Schumer.
Masters vs. Kelly
And even further west, while Mitch McConnell is fleeing one of the most important contests in the country, Trump has dipped into the massive $100 Million war chest he’s accumulated since leaving office.
MAGA Inc., has just purchased $1-Million in ad space in the Grand Canyon State.
GOP Nominee Blake Masters has also battled back to make this a fighting contest after starting down big in the polling.
At the time of this writing, Masters trails incumbent far-Left Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly by 4.1 points in the Real Clear Politics average.
But momentum is on Master’s side and the political newcomer is fresh off an impressive debate performance against Kelly.
Trump and MAGA Inc.’s $1-Million ad buys will help make a difference in the races that could potentially decide if Republicans or Democrats have the majority in the Upper Chamber.
But critics argue that it may be too little and too late.
On the other hand, anything Trump does to help flip control of the Senate is sure to have Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) boiling mad.
Like Democrats, McConnell may have been counting on Trump to “keeping his powder” for 2024.
If the Midterms do go south, McConnell could insist it was America First candidates’ fault.
That would give him all the excuse he needs to undermine Trump, Trump supporters and the America First movement in 2024.
In addition to McConnell abandoning ad-buys in one of the GOP’s best Senate pickup opportunities in Arizona, his policy moves and public statements helping Democrats on gun control and abortion have de-motivated huge swaths of the Conservative grassroots.
So it is hard to see McConnell’s actions of late as anything but trying to torpedo the Republican Party’s chances to win back majorities this fall.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.