Here's the Growing List of Trump-Endorsed 2022 Candidates

Donald Trump is putting his thumb on the scale in dozens of congressional races around the country.

The former president promised his supporters when leaving office that he'd return to politics. And while he's been teasing a 2024 run for the White House, in the meantime he's issued endorsements in federal and statewide races ahead of the 2022 midterm election cycle.

Some Republicans, like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, have welcomed Trump's assistance as the party looks to regain control of Congress. Currently, Democrats enjoy a narrow majority in the House and an advantage in the evenly divided Senate with Vice President Kamala Harris available to cast any tie-breaking votes.

But others want to see the GOP distance itself from the embattled former president. Longtime strategists such as Karl Rove have warned that Trump's obsession with rehashing the 2020 election could do more harm than good for the party.

In fact, Trump has endorsed several conservative candidates who are challenging sitting Republican members of Congress who voted to impeach him after the U.S. Capitol riot or criticized him for his false claims about election fraud.

But polls have shown that Trump continues to be a dominant political force among GOP voters. According to a new Morning Consult/Politico survey, most Republicans would vote for him to be the party's presidential candidate again in 2024.

Here's the growing list of candidates he's supporting ahead of the 2022 elections.

House of Representatives

Gus Bilirakis of Florida

Lauren Boebert of Colorado

Vern Buchanan of Florida

Michael Burgess of Texas

Steve Carra of Michigan

John Carter of Texas

Michael Cloud of Texas

Andrew Clyde of Georgia

Rick Crawford of Arkansas

Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida

Byron Donalds of Florida

Pat Fallon of Texas

Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee

Russell Fry of South Carolina

Virginia Foxx of North Carolina

John Gibbs of Michigan

Carlos Giménez of Florida

Paul Gosar of Arizona

Harriet Hageman of Wyoming

Diana Harshbarger of Tennessee

Ronny Jackson of Texas

Joe Kent of Washington

Anna Paulina Luna of Florida

Michael McCaul of Texas

Lisa McClain of Michigan

Max Miller of Ohio

Mary Miller of Illinois

Alex Mooney of West Virginia

Gary Palmer of Alabama

August Pfluger of Texas

Matt Rosendale of Montana

Elise Stefanik of New York

Beth Van Duyne of Texas

Derrick Van Orden of Wisconsin

Roger Williams of Texas

Mike Waltz of Florida

Ryan Zinke of Montana

The Growing List of Trump-Endorsed 2022 Candidates
Former President Donald Trump has issued dozens of endorsements as the Republican Party aims to retake control of Congress in 2022. In this photo, Trump prepares to speak at a rally at the Canyon Moon Ranch festival grounds on January 15, 2022, in Florence, Arizona. Mario Tama/Getty Images

Senate

John Boozman of Arkansas

Mo Brooks of Alabama

Ted Budd of North Carolina

Mike Crapo of Idaho

Chuck Grassley of Iowa

Ron Johnson of Wisconsin

John Kennedy of Louisiana

Adam Laxalt of Nevada

Jerry Moran of Kansas

Herschel Walker of Georgia

Rand Paul of Kentucky

Marco Rubio of Florida

Tim Scott of South Carolina

Kelly Tshibaka of Alaska