Bolduc Had a 15-Minute Phone Call with Trump Last Week
Former president Donald Trump is meddling in primaries across Senate battlegrounds, raising fears from the GOP that his actions will inflict “midterm damage”––and he hasn’t forgotten about New Hampshire.
Last week Trump boosted the candidacy of General Don Bolduc, worrying national Republicans that Bolduc could become Trump’s handpicked choice in the New Hampshire Senate race. Now, in an interview this morning with NH Today’s Chris Ryan, Bolduc himself is bragging that he is “talking directly” with the former president and even “thinks there is a chance he'll endorse his candidacy.”
You can listen to Bolduc discuss his 15-minute phone call with Trump here.
Here’s what people are saying about the new developments:
POLITICO: Another candidate in a key Senate race is publicly courting a Trump endorsement. Could it keep the establishment's preferred pick out? “New Hampshire GOP Senate candidate Don Bolduc is maneuvering to short-circuit Gov. Chris Sununu’s potential candidacy with the ultimate brushback: A Trump endorsement…It's an unwelcome development for the Senate Republicans”
Inside Elections’ Jacob Rubashkin: “Hard to think of a more consequential 2022 Senate endorsement than if Trump endorses Bolduc over Sununu.”
Wall Street Journal’s Eliza Collins: “Not what McConnell and co. want to be reading today as they try to recruit Sununu.”
POLITICO’s Burgess Everett: “Not helping Republicans.”