Former President Donald Trump endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Dr. Scott Jensen in a late-night Truth Social post Tuesday, saying the former state senator “will bring Minnesota back from the brink.”
The endorsement marks Trump’s second entrance into a statewide race with just two weeks to go before the midterms. He endorsed Republican secretary of state candidate Kim Crockett earlier in the day and in both cases seemed to catch the candidates off guard.
“As this campaign takes the lead in the polls, I expect many individuals and organizations to ride the momentum and endorse our campaign,” Jensen responded.
He said he has not sought the endorsement of any “political leaders,” including Trump, but is grateful “for those who have recognized our ability to lead and Heal Minnesota.”
“However, ultimately, we only care about one endorsement: the support of Minnesota voters. We are continuing to barnstorm this state, engage in meaningful conversations, and work every day to earn the votes of Minnesotans by fighting Walz-Biden inflation, ending our crime epidemic, protecting parental rights, and funding students, not broken institutions,” Jensen said.
The endorsement came shortly after Jensen appeared on Fox News with Laura Ingraham, who discussed a recent Alpha News/Trafalgar Group poll showing the race for governor is statistically tied.
Tonight I joined @IngrahamAngle. Polls are TIED because Walz allowed lawlessness to fester. He is STILL frozen in the moment- dodging issues, ducking debates & distracting voters.
Nov 8th will be a monumental day as we reclaim our safety & freedom from this checked-out governor. pic.twitter.com/jZqcvtPvDX
— Scott Jensen (@drscottjensen) October 26, 2022
“Minnesota finally has a chance to have a great Governor,” Trump said. “Strong on both fighting Crime and delivering Solid and Sensible Education, the results will be quickly seen — and there won’t be any more fiery takeovers of police precincts.”