Trump’s pick for Senate seat in Virginia WINS primary

by Hailey Gomez
2C7HYNT President Trump speaking to his supporters at the rally in the Bojangle's Coliseum

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President Donald Trump’s pick for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat, Hung Cao, won the Republican primary Tuesday evening, according to results.

Cao, a 25-year Navy veteran who served in combat zones, entered the race for the GOP’s pick last year and built major momentum as the candidate endorsed by Trump. The GOP candidate ended with an estimated 61.8% of the state’s vote as his party’s choice, according to Decision Desk HQ.

Following his win, Republican state Gov. Glenn Youngkin congratulated the new nominee, stating that he would make a “great senator” for Virginia.

In addition to serving the country, Cao fled from Vietnam as a child with his family during the 1970s and has repeatedly compared Vietnam’s communist regime to Biden’s administration, according to Fox 5 DC.

“We are losing our country,” Cao said in a campaign ad. “You know it. But you also know that you can’t say it. We’re forced to say that wrong is right. We’re forced to lie.”

The new GOP candidate has surprised many with his campaign as it has raised an estimated $2 million, reportedly doubling other Republican candidates fundraising, according to VPM. Cao will now face Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine come this November.

“If you want the nice guy up there, I’m not your guy,” Cao stated in his ad. “If you want somebody to go in and kick some tail, I’m your guy that’s going to get this done.”

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