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Here Are All The 2022 Candidates Donald Trump Has Endorsed

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Anders Hagstrom White House Correspondent
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Campaigns for 2022 are just getting started, but former President Donald Trump is already working to shape the Republican field.

Here is everyone the 45th president has endorsed so far.

Marco Rubio: Senator, Florida

CORAL GABLES, FL – MARCH 10: Then-Republican presidential candidates, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Donald Trump chat during a commercial break in the broadcast of the CNN. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Trump announced his endorsement for Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on April 9, praising the top Senate Republican for his work in supporting the military and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“It is my honor to give U.S. Senator Marco Rubio my Complete and Total Endorsement. Marco has been a tireless advocate for the people of Florida, fighting to cut taxes, supporting our Second Amendment, our Military and our Vets, a strong national defense, and all of the forgotten men and women of America,” Trump said in his statement. “Marco worked with me to reform the VA and help our small businesses grow, and with his help, we achieved the lowest ever unemployment for women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and almost all Americans.”

Rand Paul: Senator, Kentucky

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Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. (Christopher Halloran/Shutterstock)

Trump announced his endorsement for Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on April 8, praising the longtime politician for his war against “the swamp in Washington.”

“Rand Paul has done a fantastic job for our Country, and for the incredible people of Kentucky.  He fights against the Swamp in Washington, the Radical Left Liberals, and especially the destructive RINOS, of which there are far too many, in Congress,” Trump wrote in a statement. “Rand will continue to stand up for our great AMERICA FIRST policies because he believes in stopping wasteful spending, defending our Second Amendment rights, and taking care of our Military and our Vets.  I am proud to be working with Rand in our battle to Make America Great Again.  He has my Complete and Total Endorsement for another term in the U.S. Senate.   The Commonwealth of Kentucky has a true champion in Rand Paul.”

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Governor of Arkansas

Outgoing White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders hugs US President Donald Trump during a second chance hiring and criminal justice reform event in the East Room of the White House (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced her plans to run for the governor of Arkansas on January 25, and Trump gave her his endorsement the same day. (RELATED: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Run For Governor In Arkansas)

Sanders has a long and positive history with Trump, having served as his White House press secretary from 2017 to 2019.

Tim Griffin: Arkansas Attorney General

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin was initially running for governor until Sanders announced her entry into the race alongside Trump’s endorsement. He is now running for attorney general, also with a firm endorsement from Trump.

“Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin, who is running for Attorney General, is a highly respected Army Veteran who will always fight for the great people of Arkansas,” Trump said in a statement. “Tim will be tough on Crime, defend our Second Amendment, loves our Military and our Vets, and will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the brave Men and Women of Law Enforcement. Tim Griffin has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”

Jerry Moran: Senator, Kansas

Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) arrives for a meeting about the Republican healthcare bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) arrives for a meeting about the Republican healthcare bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 19, 2017. (REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein)

Trump’s second endorsement of the 2022 campaign season is Jerry Moran, the Republican incumbent senator from Kansas. He was the first member of Congress to receive an endorsement from the former president.

Moran voted with most Republican senators to acquit Trump of his impeachment charge of inciting the pro-Trump storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

Tim Scott: Senator, South Carolina

US President Donald Trump and Senator Tim Scott (L), R-SC, shake hands following a working session regarding opportunity zones following the recently signed tax bill in the Oval Office of the White House on February 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Trump gave Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott his “complete and total endorsement” on March 2. Scott voted in unison with the former president 91 percent of the time through Trump’s four years in office.

Scott has said that his re-election run in 2022 will be his last election.

John Boozman: Senator, Arkansas

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 02: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump (C) applauds at the National Prayer Breakfast February 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Every U.S. president since Dwight Eisenhower has addressed the annual event. Also pictured (L-R) are Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL), television producer Mark Burnett, and Sen. John Boozman (R-AR). (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Trump announced his endorsement for Republican Arkansas Sen. John Boozman on March 8.

“Senator John Boozman is a great fighter for the people of Arkansas. He is tough on Crime, strong on the Border, a great supporter of our Military and our Vets, and fights for our farmers every day. He supports our Second Amendment and has my Complete and Total Endorsement!” Trump said in a statement.

John Kennedy: Senator, Louisiana:

US President-elect Donald Trump (L) and Louisiana Treasurer and Republican Senate candidate John Kennedy wave at a get-out-the-vote rally on December 9, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. / AFP / DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP via Getty Images)

US President-elect Donald Trump (L) and Louisiana Treasurer and Republican Senate candidate John Kennedy wave at a get-out-the-vote rally on December 9, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (DON EMMERT/AFP via Getty Images)

Trump announced his endorsement for Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy on March 4.

“John Kennedy of the Great State of Louisiana is a spectacular Senator and person. He is a tireless advocate for the people of his State, and stands strongly with the forgotten men and women of our Country. Strong on Energy Independence, the Military, our great Vets and the Border,” Trump said in the statement at the time.

Max Miller: Representative, Ohio

Max Miller is the first Republican challenger to receive an endorsement from Trump for 2022. He is running in a Republican primary to unseat incumbent Republican Rep. Anthony Gonzalez.

Gonzalez was one of 10 Republicans in the House to vote in favor of Trump’s impeachment, which charged him with inciting the riot at the U.S. Capitol. Several Republican Senators also broke with Trump and voted to convict him on the impeachment charge, but Trump has not announced endorsements for any challengers.

Julia Letlow: Representative, Louisiana

Julia Letlow is the widow of the late Republican Louisiana Rep. Luke Letlow, who passed away in late 2020 from complications from COVID-19. Letlow is now running to regain her husband’s seat in 2022.

“Julia Letlow, a wonderful and talented person who is the widow of U.S. Representative-elect Luke Letlow, is running for Congress in Louisiana-5 at the urging of so many people who know her so very well,” Trump wrote. “She is Pro-Life and strong on Crime, the Border, loves our Military, our Vets, and will always protect our cherished Second Amendment. Julia, who is so outstanding, has my Complete and Total Endorsement. The Great State of Louisiana will be thrilled!”

Mo Brooks: Representative, Alabama

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) makes an announcement in Huntsville, Alabama, U.S. March 22, 2021. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Trump announced his endorsement for Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks on Tuesday, April 7, releasing a lengthy statement praising the Congressman’s “courage and fight.”

“Few Republicans have as much COURAGE and FIGHT as Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks.  Mo is a great Conservative Republican leader, who will stand up for America First no matter what obstacles the Fake News Media, RINOs, or Socialist Democrats may place in his path.  Mo Brooks is pro-life, loves our Military and our Vets, will protect our Second Amendment, combat the Biden open borders agenda, is fighting for voter integrity (like few others), and was the Co-Chair of our winning, and record setting, Alabama campaign in 2020.  Mo Brooks has my Complete and Total Endorsement for the U.S. Senate representing the Great State of Alabama,” Trump wrote. “He will never let you down.”

Ron Johnson: Senator, Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 25: Senator Ron Johnson (R-W.I.) speaks during a U.S. Senate Budget Committee hearing regarding wages at large corporations on Capitol Hill, February 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. The committee is looking at why many low-wage workers in America qualify for public benefits even though thousands of them are employees of large corporations. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump announced his endorsement for Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson before he has even announced a re-election bid. Johnson, 66, has represented Wisconsin in the Senate since 2011.

“Even though he has not yet announced that he is running, and I certainly hope he does, I am giving my Complete and Total Endorsement to Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.  He is brave, he is bold, he loves our Country, our Military, and our Vets,” Trump wrote in a statement. “He will protect our Second Amendment, and everything else we stand for.  It is the kind of courage we need in the U.S. Senate.  He has no idea how popular he is.  Run, Ron, Run!”

This list will be updated as Trump announces new endorsements.