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PA8: Trump Endorses Bognet

Trump’s tweeted endorsement.

On Thursday evening, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet announcing his support for Jim Bognet’s candidacy for the 8th Congressional District. 

“Jim Bognet (@Bognet4congress) will be a tremendous advocate for Pennsylvania in Congress!,” Trump wrote in a tweet. “He is Tough on Immigration and Crime, and he is Strong on Jobs, our Military, Vets, and the Second Amendment. Jim has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #PA08

Bognet, a former Trump administration appointee, is challenging Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Lackawanna) for the district in Northeast Pa. Bognet secured the GOP nomination after receiving 28% of the vote and winning the crowded 6 candidate primary in early June. 

Although Trump weighed into the GOP contested primary for the 7th District by backing Lisa Scheller, the president didn’t issue an endorsement during the GOP primary for the 8th District.

Bognet shot out a tweet thanking Trump for the endorsement and vowed to back the president’s agenda.

“Thank you to @realDonaldTrump for your endorsement. I will join President Trump’s fight to Make China Pay, reignite our blue collar boom, bring back Made in America Manufacturing, and Make America Great Again,” Bognet wrote in a tweet. “NEPA backs Trump-Bognet! #PA08

Cartwright acknowledged the endorsement in a tweet of his own, while also sending out a fundraising email in response to the endorsement.

“My team and I have said it from the very start — Donald Trump knows that my seat is a must-win for him to secure a second term and for Republicans to take back the House of Representatives,” Cartwright’s campaign wrote in the fundraising email. “We knew this endorsement was coming since Donald Trump publicly praised my opponent when he visited Scranton, but this is still a make-or-break moment. Jim Bognet is going to get a massive surge in fundraising with Donald Trump tweeting this formal endorsement to his 86 million followers on Twitter.”

Cartwright is currently serving his fourth term in Congress, most recently besting Republican John Chrin by just over 9 points. In 2016, Trump carried these boundaries by close to 10 points in 2016, while Cartwright fended off Republican Matt Connolly by a 7.6 point margin.

Three national ratings outlets have the race leaning in Cartwright’s favor. Inside Elections lists the race in PA8 as Likely Democratic, while Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball and the Cook Political Report have it as Leans Democratic.

21 Responses

  1. I will be writing in Teddy Daniels. Regardless of Teddy getting 5-6% on write-ins Tory Bognet will still lose by a significant margin. Won’t be the fault of the modern day Sons of Liberty . On November 4th the Luzerne GOP chairman will be summoned before the elder party boss to receive punishment or reward for keeping the status quo. Nobody knows for sure what happens deep in the shadows.

    1. Bognet never even bothered to coalesce the party after his scorched earth Republican primary tactics. He underestimates the reach and influence of others. This carpetbagger rolled into NEPA in his pink Ralph Lauren pressed shirt and stupid penny loafers and tried to pass his beltway swamp self off as just one of us. Cartwright will beat him by 15 percent.

  2. The rats have not yet learned to abandon the sinking Trump ship. Instead they are still flocking to it. Not enough Kool-Aid to quench their thirst.

  3. Go back to posting pictures of you “hanging 10” with Teddy Daniels. Does your buddy Teddy believe that too?

  4. I would pay Jim Bognet $500 to fart in my mouth so I can take it in like a bong hit. LAW AND ORDER!

  5. I will be writing in Teddy Daniels. He will fight to expose the NEPA swamp and tell the truth about Democrats and swamp Republicans trafficking kids. The tunnels are real and these people need to be exposed.

    Where We Go One, We Go All – Q

    p.s. John McCain was executed for Treason

    1. p.s.s. 9/11 was a hoax and if you believe it, you’re as dumb as the people who don’t think that I have sex with my mom.

  6. I guess you didn’t get the message Doctor Bob but many people in PA
    have. Keep drinking the Trump Kool-Ade; especially Jim Jones flavored.

  7. Trump did not write that tweet himself. All the (best) words are spelled correctly, with consistent capitalization, and proper punctuation.

    I’m sure he has no f*cking idea who Bognet is, as this is a standard template his staffers send out.

    Bognet’s was one of 7 nearly identical tweets (with links) posted within minutes of each other (none containing spelling errors).

    But, in Trump’s Swamp.. you’re bound to run into a bog.

    1. This contrasts, of course, with Biden’s inability to convey a cogent sentence, even when attempting to read one from a teleprompter.

      1. h ttps://w ww.theblaze.c om/news/biden-spokesman-flips-out-when-asked-if-presidential-nominee-used-teleprompter-for-interviews?utm_source=theblaze-dailyAM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-Newsletter__AM%202020-09-11&utm_term=TheBlaze%20Daily%20AM%20-%20last%20270%20days

        Biden spokesman flips out when asked if presidential nominee used teleprompter for interviews

        1. When Trump opens his mouth it is to.

          1) Support the demon sperm doctor.
          2) Supports the
          “Mypillowguys” vaccine for covid.
          3) Supports investing Clorox and/or Lysol to kill the virus.
          4) Thinks the Kansas City Chiefs play out of the state of Kansas.
          5) Thinks WWII ended in 1917.
          6) Thinks Findland is part of Russia.

          I think you get or should get the message.

          1. h ttps://w om/watch?v=cXhfW81xtw4

            Joe Biden caught using teleprompter during virtual event

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