Trump endorses Republican Abe Hamadeh for Arizona House seat

December 10, 2023

In a move that could have a significant impact in the state of Arizona and in the U.S. Congress, former President Donald Trump last week endorsed Republican Abe Hamadeh in what is shaping up to be a packed 2024 contest, as the Arizona Republic reports.

The seat for which Hamadeh is running is the same one set to be vacated by the retirement of current Republican Rep. Debbie Lesko, an opening also being sought by GOP hopeful and former Senate candidate Blake Masters.

Taking to his Truth Social platform on Friday, Trump offered unabashed support for Hamadeh's House bid.

“Abe Hamadeh is a veteran, a former prosecutor and fearless fighter for our elections. He will be a true WARRIOR in Congress, and always put America First!” Trump began.

The former president went on, “As everyone knows, Abe fought for our Country overseas, and knows that the American people are demanding the kind of bold leadership that ushered in peace and prosperity just three years ago.”

“Abe Hamadeh is Strong on the Border, the Military/Vets, Crime, Cutting Taxes, Election Integrity, and Protecting our Great Second Amendment,” Trump added. “These are the reasons why I am giving Abe Hamadeh my Complete and Total Endorsement in his quest to be the Congressman from District 8, representing the Great State of Arizona – He will never let you down!”

As Just the News reported, Hamadeh was clearly grateful for the former president's full-throated support, declaring, “I am humbled and honored that President Trump recognizes the importance of this race and believes in me to be the America First fighter that we need in Washington.”

Hamadeh continued, saying, “My support for President Trump has never wavered, and my commitment to the people of Arizona and our entire nation is stronger than ever.”

“In 2024, everything is on the line and we need leaders that will fight for America First values and work tirelessly to restore and rejuvenate American greatness,” the candidate added.

Expressing optimism similar to that of the former president, Hamadeh concluded by saying, “We are one day closer to a brighter future.”

As The Hill reported back in October, Hamadeh -- who ran unsuccessfully for the job of Arizona attorney general -- announced his candidacy almost immediately after Lesko declared her plan to step down.

At the time of his campaign announcement, Hamadeh stated, “Our country is in desperate need of courageous fighters, and that's why I'm proud to announce I'm running in Arizona's 8th District.”

“President Trump is under attack. He needs back up – and I'm ready to help him Make America Great Again,” the candidate added, words that no doubt played a role in the former president's hearty endorsement.

Others who have thrown their hat into the ring along with Hamadeh include Masters, Lesko-endorsed state House Speaker Ben Toma, and former Congressman Trent Franks.