Trump Endorses John McGuire, Criticizes Bob Good in Pivotal Virginia Primary Battle

Grayson Larkspur

Updated Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 6:26 AM CDT

Trump Endorses John McGuire, Criticizes Bob Good in Pivotal Virginia Primary Battle

Former President Donald Trump has thrown his weight behind state Sen. John McGuire in the upcoming primary against House Freedom Caucus Chairman Bob Good, R-Va., scheduled for June 18. In a statement on his social media platform, Truth Social, Trump criticized Good for "turning his back" on the Make America Great Again (MAGA) movement, referencing Good's support for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the presidential primary as a betrayal. Despite Good's endorsement of Trump in January, the former president declared it "too late."

Trump lavished praise on McGuire, describing him as a "Navy Seal and highly respected State Legislator" and a "true American Hero." The endorsement has stirred the political landscape of Virginia's 5th Congressional District, which includes Charlottesville and extends to the state's southern border. McGuire, expressing gratitude for Trump's support, posted on X, "We can do better than Good."

The primary has seen significant financial investment, with Republican groups spending nearly $10.7 million on advertisements, according to AdImpact. Good, who ousted former GOP Rep. Denver Riggleman in 2020 despite Riggleman having Trump's backing, has faced criticism for his misleading campaign website that uses an outdated Trump endorsement from 2022. Additionally, Good defended his record and accused McGuire of being supported by the "RINO moderate establishment wing" of the Republican Party and funded by allies of former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Both McGuire and Good recently traveled to New York City to support Trump during his trial in a hush money case, highlighting their alignment with the former president. However, Trump’s endorsement of McGuire over Good underscores a significant shift in the primary dynamics.

In other related political battles, Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington state previously overcame a Trump-backed challenger, while Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina currently enjoys Trump's support. The race in Virginia's 5th Congressional District remains a focal point, with Trump's latest endorsement likely to influence the outcome as McGuire positions himself against Good's record.

Conservative Bias:

Well, folks, here we have another prime example of the liberal establishment trying to undermine true conservative values! Bob Good, who once had the audacity to support the Florida Governor, has shown his true colors by betraying the MAGA movement. Despite his desperate attempts to cling to an outdated Trump endorsement, it's clear that Good has turned his back on the real conservative agenda. Meanwhile, John McGuire, a true American hero and Navy SEAL, has rightfully earned Trump's endorsement. The liberal media and the RINO establishment are shaking in their boots because they know McGuire will bring real change. The financial investments pouring into this primary are proof that the establishment is scared of losing their grip. But fear not, patriots, because with Trump's support, McGuire is set to restore true conservative values in Virginia's 5th Congressional District. Let's not be fooled by Good's misleading tactics and remember who stands with Trump and the MAGA movement!

Liberal Bias:

Here we go again with the right-wing circus, folks. Trump, in his usual fashion, has decided to throw his weight behind John McGuire, a man who parrots his every word, while backstabbing Bob Good, who dared to show an ounce of independence by supporting DeSantis. This isn't about conservative values; it's about loyalty to Trump above all else. Good, despite his previous unwavering support for Trump, is being cast aside because he didn't toe the line perfectly. The financial arms race in this primary, with nearly $10.7 million spent, highlights the corrupting influence of money in politics, driven by Trump’s ego and the extreme right-wing agenda. McGuire's alignment with Trump during his trial is a desperate attempt to ride the coattails of a man who has repeatedly shown disdain for democratic norms. This primary isn't about Virginia's future; it's about feeding Trump's insatiable need for loyalty. The GOP is eating itself alive, and it's the people of Virginia who will suffer the consequences of this petty, ego-driven war. The stakes couldn't be higher, and it's time to call out this charade for what it is: a disgraceful power grab by Trump and his cronies!

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