ORLANDO, FLORIDA — Republican congressional nominee and combat veteran Cory Mills received an endorsement from former President Donald Trump just weeks before the general election.
The former U.S. president met with Mills at Trump National in Virginia to discuss the upcoming general election, his endorsement and the Republicans’ effort to win back the control of the House of Representatives and possibly the U.S. Senate in November.
A PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENT
“A wonderful patriot, Cory Mills, is running for Congress in Florida’s 7th Congressional District as a Pro-America, Pro-Law Enforcement, and Pro-Trump Champion for our beloved Make America Great Again movement,” Trump wrote in his official endorsement.
Trump said, “Cory has long been a great fighter for our Country, and he is a decorated U.S. Army combat Veteran who has fought bravely all over the World. He loves our Country, loves the Great State of Florida, and he will never let us down. Cory Mills has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
A former U.S. Army soldier in the 82nd Airborne Division, Mills wasn’t the only veteran vying for the Republican nod. But he was the lone survivor after an onslaught of attacks from adversary State Rep. Anthony Sabatini.
According to a report by The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Sabatini called Mills “sub-human trash” and reported that Mills’ supporters received text messages urging them to vote for Sabatini while simultaneously attacking Mills’ wife as “anti-Christian.” Rana al-Saadi, Mills’ wife, is a Catholic who emigrated from Iraq.
Mills won the GOP nomination with 38 percent of the vote, crushing State Rep. Anthony Sabatini and Navy SEAL veteran Brady Duke, who had raised the most money out of the three Republican candidates.
A RISING STAR, AMERICA FIRST
“Thank you, Pres. Trump, for your endorsement. We will flip this seat and take back the House. We will secure our border, stop irresponsible spending, regain energy dominance, stop political weaponization, protect our children, and make America SAFE, AFFORDABLE, and GREAT again!” Mills wrote on Twitter in response to the official endorsement.
Considered a rising star in the leading Republican “America First” movement, Mills has received official endorsements from 23 members of the U.S. Congress, including Jim Jordan, Rep. Byron Donalds, Brian Mast, and Senator Ted Cruz.
Mills, who beat eight Republican candidates by more than 18 percent, and defeated Rep. Anthony Sabatini by more than 15 percent, faces Democrat Karen Green in the general election on November 8.