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DONALD TRUMP

While Trump's candidates have had mixed success so far this year in party primaries, many Republican voters still embrace Trump's false claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election, as well as his right-wing, "America First" populist ideology.
In a Sunday evening rally, Trump appeared to confuse two of the candidates' names, telling the crowd that he backed "J.D. Mandel" to take the seat of retiring Senator Rob Portman.
Eight known attempts to gain unauthorized access to voting systems in five U.S. states since the 2020 election involved local Republican officeholders or party activists who have advanced Trump’s stolen-election falsehoods or conspiracy theories about rigged voting machines.
Save America's limited spending has raised questions among campaign finance experts and political observers, who say it might signal that he is reserving cash for a presidential run in 2024.

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"We're going to tell the whole story of everything that happened. There was a violent insurrection and an attempted coup and we were saved by (then-Vice President) Mike Pence's refusal to go along with that plan."
The 11 pages of records turned over to lawmakers showed Trump talked to at least eight people by phone before the gap
U.S. District Judge David Carter, who has ruled that Trump 'more likely than not' pressured Mike Pence to overturn the election, has no power to bring criminal charges against the former president. That decision would need to be made by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, for violations of federal law.
Trump was the first president in 40 years not to release his tax returns as he aimed to keep secret the details of his wealth and the activities of his family company, the Trump Organization.
In a court filing — one of the U.S. House of Represenative's Select Committee's most detailed releases of findings yet — the panel said Trump potentially engaged in conspiracy to defraud the United States and may have obstructed an official proceeding.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is the second choice in GOP straw poll

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The House of Representatives Oversight Committee asked the National Archives and Records Administration for more information about “what appear to be the largest scale violations of the presidential records act since its enactment."
Trump's fixation on 2020 has fanned concerns among establishment Republicans that he is putting personal revenge above party success by endorsing challengers running against incumbent Republicans who have crossed him.
Trump rewrote the party's immigration playbook after he successfully campaigned in 2016 on building a border wall and blocking the entry of refugees, often employing nativist language to describe his goals. The current election cycle shows Trump's influence persists even after losing the presidency in 2020 — and that some candidates are going further.

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