It’s a time for choosing in the Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary, and some big-name Republicans are picking sides. Fox News host Sean Hannity has endorsed celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz, while former Senate hopeful Sean Parnell (who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump but dropped out after allegations of domestic violence, which he denies) is campaigning with former hedge fund manager Dave McCormick.
Elsewhere on the campaign trail:
Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is going up on television for the first time this cycle with about $440,000, according to AdImpact. “I was raised that when you don’t get what you want, you don’t give up, you try again,” she says in her first TV ad, referencing her unsuccessful run for governor in 2018.
Ohio Democratic gubernatorial hopeful John Cranley is going up on TV for the first time, too, with a buy of just less than $260,000.
Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds is endorsing former Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch in her gubernatorial bid, where she’s running against veteran Kevin Nicholson and state Assemblyman Tim Ramthun in the GOP primary.
The Democratic Majority for Israel PAC is out with 20 new endorsements, including Democratic Senate hopefuls and Reps. Val Demings of Florida and Tim Ryan of Ohio, as well as a handful of incumbents in competitive races.
The trial against Nebraska GOP Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, who has been charged with lying to the FBI and accepting a foreign campaign contribution (which he denies), starts this Wednesday, as he faces a primary challenge later this year.
Texas Republican House nominee Wesley Hunt is starting a PAC to support his favored candidates ahead of November’s midterm elections, according to The Hill.
Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines told Politico he wants to lead the National Republican Senatorial Committee next cycle.
Former President Donald Trump endorsed two Republicans last night — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (who has faced escalating attacks on the airwaves in recent weeks, see more below) and North Carolina’s Bo Hines, who is running in the state’s 13th District in a primary against former Rep. Rene Ellmers.