Corey Stewart Polling Better than Key GOP Senate Candidates Despite Lack of Party Support
According to a press release, a U.S. Senate Candidate from Virginia is polling strongly after winning his primary last week.
“Tim Kaine is polling exceptionally low, at 44%, for an incumbent Senator. In the same poll, I am only 11 points behind with a whopping 23% undecided,” said a press release from Corey Stewart. “That’s better than GOP Senate candidates taking on Democrats in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia – all states that voted for President Trump.”
Stewart’s release also blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Corey Gardner (R-CO), head of the GOP campaign arm for not putting their weight behind him, financially or otherwise.
“Mitch McConnell, Cory Gardner, and their gang need to stop fighting conservatives and start helping to elect us,” Stewart said. “We have the same goal, to help the greatest president in our lifetimes Make America Great Again.”
Gardner appears to have no interest in even considering support for Stewart. According to Gardner, the National Republican Senate Committee is withholding support for Stewart:
Sen. Cory Gardner tells me NRSC has NO plans to endorse VA Senate candidate Corey Stewart, despite Trump tweet expressing support. “We have a big map, right now we are focused on Florida, North Dakota, Missouri, Indiana. I don’t see Virginia in it.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 13, 2018
“Sen. Cory Gardner tells me NRSC has NO plans to endorse VA Senate candidate Corey Stewart, despite Trump tweet expressing support,” tweeted CNN’s Manu Raju. “’We have a big map, right now we are focused on Florida, North Dakota, Missouri, Indiana. I don’t see Virginia in it.’”
McConnell has yet to comment on the Stewart race.
The Republican party of Virginia, on the other hand, has been the first group to outwardly come to Stewart’s side.
“RPV, as always, is fully backing all of our nominees for office including Corey Stewart,” said John Findlay, Executive Director of RPV. “We look forward to Corey retiring Tim Kaine this Fall. Corey is fully participating in the RPV/RNC field program.”
Findlay told Big League Politics that he is “confident that if Corey and RPV are able to show that this race is competitive, the NRSC will deploy resources to our state.”