Former President Donald Trump on March 30 endorsed the reelection bid of South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Drew McKissick, passing over Lin Wood, an attorney who filed several post-election lawsuits with the goal of overturning the results in Trump’s favor.
“Drew McKissick has done an outstanding job as South Carolina GOP Chairman, electing more Republicans in 2020 than in over 140 years. Drew fought all the way to the Supreme Court to defend our voting laws—and WON. He will continue to grow the party and help Conservatives get elected in the Great State of South Carolina. Drew has my Complete and Total Endorsement for re-election!,” Trump wrote in a statement released through his Save America political action committee.
McKissick has led the South Carolina GOP since 2017. Trump’s endorsement came one day after Wood told The Hill that he intended to run for the chairman’s seat.
Trump had already endorsed McKissick with a hand-written note back on Feb. 23, according to a photo pinned to the top of McKissick’s Twitter page.
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I’m honored to have President Trump’s endorsement and looking forward to the opportunity to continue to serve our Party and the conservative principles and grassroots activists that have given us our biggest majority in 140 years. https://t.co/VJFNEhHTfc pic.twitter.com/EekBgFWTF2— Drew McKissick (@DrewMcKissick) February 23, 2021