President Donald Trump endorsed Arizona state Rep. Mark Finchem Tuesday in Arizona’s Republican primary for secretary of state.
In a glowing endorsement on Truth Social, Trump explained, “Arizona State Representative Mark Finchem is running for Secretary of State, and he is the kind of fighter we need to turn Arizona and our Country around.”
Arizona’s current secretary of state is Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, who is running for governor. If Finchem is elected as secretary of state, it would mark a notable shift in the state of Arizona.
Trump said, “Mark is tough, strong, and he loves his state.” He added, “His opponent, Michelle Ugenti-Rita, is a weak ‘Never Trumper’ RINO, and friends with all the Radical Left Democrats.”
Like Finchem, Ugenti-Rita currently holds a seat in Arizona’s state legislature. While Ugenti-Rita is a Republican state senator, the 45th president has warned voters of her record as a “RINO.”
Trump claimed Ugenti-Rita is more politically aligned with the Democrat Party, saying, “She doesn’t make a move without them, and their sole purpose is to stop Mark Finchem because they know he is the only candidate who will put an end to the Weak Border and Massive Voter Fraud.”
According to Fox News, Finchem’s campaign website has pledged that he “will stand up for the people of Arizona and fight to secure our elections.”
Election integrity has been a central theme of Finchem’s campaign for secretary of state. In June, Finchem joined Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake in filing a motion for a preliminary injunction that would block the use of electronic voting machines in the state.
A federal court will hear the evidence in their filing on Thursday, July 21.
“He will bring Integrity back to our Elections,” Trump said. “Vote for Mark Finchem on August 2, he has my Complete and Total Endorsement-he will not let you down!”