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Donald Trump Nabs First Congressional Endorsements
ABC News ^ | February 24, 2016 | Benjamin Siegel

Posted on 02/24/2016 6:34:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

After winning his third consecutive GOP primary contest Tuesday in Nevada, Donald Trump has landed his first congressional endorsements, the latest sign members of the Republican political establishment are coming to terms with the New York businessman securing the GOP presidential nomination.

Rep. Chris Collins, R-New York, a wealthy former businessman from upstate New York, said in a statement this morning that Trump "understands the importance of American exceptionalism, and has the unique qualifications to make America great again."

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California, told Politico this morning that he will support Trump's bid for the GOP nomination for president, a message aimed at GOP primary voters and his own colleagues in Congress who have been reluctant to acknowledge Trump's rise.

"We don't need a policy wonk as president," said Hunter, who previously supported Mike Huckabee's presidential bid. "We need a leader as president."(continued)

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TOPICS: California; New York; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 2016election; california; chriscollins; duncanhunter; election2016; newyork; trump

1 posted on 02/24/2016 6:34:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: Reagan Man; NapkinUser; Spiff; seanmerc

Ping!


2 posted on 02/24/2016 6:35:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (TED CRUZ 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let me assure you that the coat tails on this American hero are miles long. I predict huge coat tails and if you are a republicrat and withhold your endorsement , you are FINISHED politically.


3 posted on 02/24/2016 6:38:42 PM PST by WENDLE (Trump is not bought . He is no puppet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Grahamnesty is against him, there is reason to vote for Trump right there!


4 posted on 02/24/2016 6:38:47 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Trump! Trump! Trump!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"We don't need a policy wonk as president," said Hunter, who previously supported Mike Huckabee's presidential bid. "We need a leader as president."

Shouldn't he also be an adult, Mr. Hunter?

5 posted on 02/24/2016 6:39:08 PM PST by EveningStar (It's a cult.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jeff Sessions’ intro/appearance at a Trump event in Alabama appeared to me to be a tacit endorsement.
BTW, Given the importance and prominence of the immigration debate now, and Cruz’s partnering with Session’s to stop the gang of 8, I wonder why Sessions has yet to play a prominent role in Cruz’s campaign. Where are Cruz’s endorsements?


6 posted on 02/24/2016 6:43:25 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The cracks in the dam are just starting to show. After Super Tuesday if Trumps momentum continues, this talk of by the GOPe about having to stop him will come to an abrupt end. Shortly after that they will all be trying to pretend that they all waned him from the beginning.


7 posted on 02/24/2016 6:54:18 PM PST by fireman15
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
To:
People's Republic of China
Attention Communist Party Central Committee

United States Free Enterprise, INC. INVOICE

Your Treasury certificates are now your payment receipts.

Thank you.
Donald Trump, President of the United States of America

8 posted on 02/24/2016 7:00:39 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: All

Sorry. Wrong thread.


9 posted on 02/24/2016 7:02:50 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WENDLE

Trump is a hero, how so? Heroes are those who serve in our military, not a guy who goes around bullying people who don’t agree with him.


10 posted on 02/24/2016 7:39:02 PM PST by psjones (u)
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To: WENDLE
Chris Collins just scored huge points with the populist insurgency sweeping this country .
Paul Ryan should be updating his resume .
11 posted on 02/24/2016 7:48:06 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: ncalburt
Collins is my rep, surprised that he has gone out on a limb since he has mostly been unimpressive as a result of being mostly a RINO in one of the more conservative districts in NY. His poll numbers must no look good.
12 posted on 02/24/2016 8:27:13 PM PST by Major Matt Mason (Those that can, do, those that can't, work in the Beltway.)
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To: psjones
Trump is a hero, how so? Heroes are those who serve in our military, not a guy who goes around bullying people who don’t agree with him.

Sigh - perhaps you should also look up the term "crybaby"....

14 posted on 02/25/2016 3:28:45 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The “courageous” Republicans are finally sticking their toes in the water. Better late than never. The Collins endorsement coupled with Carl Paladino’s support can help swing upstate New York for Trump so this is a good development.


15 posted on 02/25/2016 5:22:04 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: psjones

That is an interesting definition of “hero”. First responders on 911? Ronald Reagan end of cold war? NOT HEROES!!


16 posted on 02/25/2016 11:46:46 AM PST by WENDLE (Trump is not bought . He is no puppet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Collins and Hunter jumping on the Trump bandwagon doesn’t make him a conservative. Trump remains a self absorbed NYC liberal.

Trump’s mad as hell, anti-conservative, populist candidacy may appeal to some folks but it puts him way outside the confines of true conservatism and Reaganism.


17 posted on 02/26/2016 8:29:47 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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