ANYBODY think this is gonna happen?
Former President Donald Trump is facing pressure from Republican donors and operatives to rescind his endorsement of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who is entrenched in a primary election for his seat.
Trump’s team has heard from allies who are trying to encourage the former president to withdraw his support for Abbott, according to people familiar with the matter. These people declined to be named in order to speak freely about the campaign behind the scenes to take on Abbott.
Trump endorsed Abbott for governor last year as the Texas Republican was one of the president’s most vocal supporters. Abbott faces numerous Republican rivals in the primary, including former Texas Republican Party Chair Allen West and businessperson and former state Sen. Don Huffines.
The Texas governor is in the midst of 60 campaign stopsthroughout the state as he heads into the primary. Abbott, 64, has led many recent polls in the primary as he seeks a third term in office….
Polling suggests Abbott has a comfortable primary lead with Trump’s support in his pocket. A University of Texas at Tyler polltaken in January found that 59% of registered voters who are participating in the GOP primary would back Abbott.
West was the second choice, with a distant 6% of support. The survey had a margin of error of three percentage points…
Although Abbott has been one of the more vocal Trump supporters on a variety of issues, his opponents have taken aim at some of his stances from earlier in the pandemic.