Experts have discussed the odds of Republicans keeping the House and gaining the Senate in this election. There are plenty of seats that are up for grabs or flip opportunities for the GOP.
One of the surprise races is between Democrat Rep. Jared Golden and former NASCAR driver, Republican Austin Theriault. Theriault is running to flip the Maine district seat.
Theriault has been called a successful, “hardworking public servant.” He might be able to capture NASCAR fans’ votes. And now, he just got a major boost from a rising Republican star.
From Fox News:
A former NASCAR driver-turned-GOP congressional candidate in Maine received an endorsement from the new House speaker…
“His rural Maine values have shaped him and his character, and I know he’ll do everything he can to make life better for Mainers. Austin will hold Joe Biden and Jared Golden — both failed leaders — accountable, and he’s the best candidate to beat Jared Golden in November.
House Speaker Mike Johnson endorsed former NASCAR driver Austin Theriault in his race for a Maine House seat. Johnson said Theriault has a “track record of success.” He urged Maine voters to send Theriault to the House so the GOP can hold “failed” Joe Biden accountable.
Democrats revile Speaker Johnson for his loyalties to Donald Trump. Johnson is an unapologetic conservative and Bible-reader, who is pushing to end Biden’s socialist spending plans. He recently passed a spending deal in Congress that cuts billions from Biden’s agenda.
An endorsement from Johnson could go a long way in helping newcomer Theriault’s chances. Many Democrats could be vulnerable going into the election, thanks to Biden’s struggles. Some have even seemed to distance themselves from the president, even talking of finding someone else to run in his place.
- Former NASCAR driver Austin Theriault is running as a Republican for a Maine House seat.
- He received an endorsement from Speaker Mike Johnson.
- Johnson called Theriault a hardworking public servant.
Source: Fox News