President Donald Trump in an email to supporters Saturday said he needed “allies” in Congress and encouraged voters to pick candidates “who will give you the agenda you voted for.”
Trump-backed candidates have not fared well in recent elections, including in Pennsylvania where Republican Rick Saccone narrowly lost a special election for a congressional seat to Democrat Conor Lamb earlier this month.
In Alabama, Republican candidate Roy Moore lost to Democrat Doug Jones in a December special election.
"2018 is our chance to elect TRUMP ALLIES to the House and Senate who will give you the agenda you voted for," reads the email from the Trump Make America Great Again Committee.
"No more obstruction! We want what we voted for!
"But it cannot happen unless we put up GREAT candidates who stand by our values and prove to America that they have the fire to fight to Make America Great Again!"
The email also includes a survey asking voters what qualities they would like to see in congressional candidates in the midterm elections, including whether a candidate must “hold populist views,” “be able to appeal to hardworking Americans” or “be able to relate to his or her constituents.”
Voters are leaning toward Democrats in the fall elections, according to an analysis of data by RealClearPolitics.
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