Aides were counseling the former president to delay the announcement as other Republicans feared his involvement in a December Senate runoff in Georgia.
The former president and Florida’s Republican governor experienced two very different election nights.
Top Republicans spent the day before the election trying to talk Trump out of announcing before the midterms for fear of mobilizing Democrats.
The former president’s rally script centers on juxtaposing conditions two years ago with now, relying on misrepresentations of both.
The former president is holding a rally in Iowa and taking swipes at likely primary rivals, while his super PAC is running ads attacking Biden.
Hard-line Republican gains in Congress could elevate demands for impeachment, investigations and a debt ceiling showdown.
The Oath Keeper hoping to run Arizona’s elections is getting outspent almost 50-to-1 and makes few press campaign appearances. He still might pull it off.
Former president Donald Trump isn’t expected to return to some key battlegrounds as other surrogates abound and his rallies don’t draw the crowds he used to do.
Mike Pence, Nikki Haley and others who have rejected the former president’s false claims about the 2020 election are still backing candidates who promote them.
Some disaffected Republican politicians, strategists and donors are working to peel away voters from the party’s Trump-inspired nominees in close races.