Senator Daines to Rest of GOP Field: Drop Out!
National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) chairman Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) is calling on everyone but former President Donald Trump to drop out of the 2024 GOP presidential primary and coalesce behind Trump.
"I was surprised, but I think that's the right move," Daines said, according to Politico, when former Vice President Mike Pence dropped out of the race on Saturday at the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) event in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"Because it's clear President Trump is going to be the nominee for Republicans for president, and the sooner we coalesce around him the better it's going to be," Daines added.
Daines has already endorsed Trump, but this is a significant escalation from one of the party's top leaders in the Senate. As NRSC chairman, Daines oversees party spending and resources decisions on U.S. Senate races-and has been very active in recruiting key Senate candidates nationwide as Republicans embark on an effort to retake the majority in the upper chamber of Congress.