Former New York Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin will endorse Ohio Senate candidate Bernie Moreno on Thursday, the Daily Caller has learned.
Zeldin, who most recently ran for Governor in New York, has thrown his support behind the Ohio business executive, saying he will be the best person to take on Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown in the general election. Moreno recently picked up the endorsement of Republican Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance.
Moreno has already endorsed former President Donald Trump for the 2024 presidential election.
“I’m proud to endorse Bernie Moreno for the U.S. Senate. As a businessman and a political outsider, Bernie’s experience and conservative values are exactly what we need more of in the U.S. Senate. Sherrod Brown and Joe Biden have wreaked havoc on Ohio and the whole nation’s economy,” Zeldin told the Caller.
“They’ve put their party’s woke ideology ahead of jobs, safety and security of Ohio families. With Bernie, Ohioans can rest assured that they have someone looking out for them, speaking up for them and fighting for them. I’ve fought in the halls of Congress for common sense America First policies, and I know Bernie will do the same,” he added. (RELATED: Republican Businessman Files Paperwork To Run For Senate Against Ohio Dem)
“I’m honored to have the endorsement of a proven conservative fighter like Lee Zeldin. Rep. Zeldin knows that too much is at stake to elect a career politician only interested in the next election. Instead, he knows that we need a political outsider unafraid of shaking up the D.C. swamp. I’m grateful for his support, and the support of so many conservative leaders in this race,” Moreno said in response to the endorsement. (RELATED: GOP Senate Candidate Calls For Reparations For White Union Solider Descendants)
Moreno, who can self-fund, is expected to fundraise aggressively, as he did last time he ran for Senate. His campaign announced they raised over $500,000 from donors in the first week after his launch.