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Trump’s Endorsement Aids Utah MAGA Candidate in Securing Senate Victory

Senate candidate Trent Staggs (Credits: KUTV)

In a strategic move that could reshape Utah’s political landscape, former President Donald Trump threw his weight behind Senate candidate Trent Staggs just as Utah Republicans convened for their annual nominating convention.

Staggs, a small-town mayor, clinched the endorsement from Trump, propelling him to victory in the convention race, outmaneuvering nine other contenders, including Brent Orrin Hatch, son of the late Sen. Orrin Hatch.

Securing over 50 percent of delegate votes after three rounds of voting, Staggs secured a spot in the statewide primary on June 25. Despite facing better-funded opponents like Rep. John Curtis, Staggs’ newfound momentum positions him as a formidable contender in the race to succeed retiring Sen. Mitt Romney.

Trent Staggs (Credits: KSL News)

Staggs’ campaign strategy has centered on cultivating support from prominent figures within the MAGA movement, elevating his profile beyond his hometown of Riverton, Utah.

Endorsements from national conservative figures like Monica Crowley, Ric Grenell, and Rep. Matt Gaetz have bolstered his campaign, with Trump’s backing proving to be a serious boon.

The former president’s endorsement on Truth Social underscored Staggs’ alignment with the MAGA agenda, positioning him as the antithesis to Romney, whom Trump derided as a “Total Loser.” Trump’s endorsement solidifies Staggs’ credentials among Utah’s conservative base, setting the stage for a fiercely contested primary race.

With outside groups pouring resources into the state, the GOP primary is poised to be a battleground between the MAGA wing and establishment Republicans. Staggs’ pledge to emulate Sen. Mike Lee’s support for Trump’s efforts to challenge the 2020 election results aligns with the priorities of Utah’s conservative electorate.

Donald J. Trump (Credits: CNN)

Trump’s upcoming fundraiser in Utah in June is expected to inject further momentum into Staggs’ campaign while bolstering the former president’s political war chest.

Meanwhile, Democratic candidate Caroline Gleich, an environmental activist, awaits the outcome of the GOP primary as she gears up to challenge the eventual Republican nominee in the general election.

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