Trump Forced To Put GOP Candidate On Notice For Fraud
Mark Brnovich is a GOP candidate running for office in Arizona and has apparently been using Trump's name and image to fundraise to support his bid. There's just one problem, Trump has not endorsed Brnovich so any support he has collected under that pretense could be considered fraudulent.
Trump's lawyers just hit the GOP candidate with a cease and desist order. Trump endorsed tech executive Blake Masters in early June, but Brnovich has continued to use the former president’s photograph in fundraising pitches to supporters. Brnovich has raised more than $2.5 million throughout his campaign, Federal Election Commission records show, and has more than $500,000 on hand.
“Your use of President Trump’s name, image, and/or likeness is likely to deceive individuals into believing President Trump supports, endorses, or otherwise promotes your candidacy for U.S. Senate in Arizona — he does not,” an attorney for Trump wrote to the Brnovich campaign, The Washington Post reported Monday.
Trump has repeatedly criticized Brnovich for the attorney general’s announcement in the aftermath of the 2020 election that he saw “no evidence, there are no facts that would lead anyone to believe that the election results will change.” The former president described Brnovich as a “disappointment,” claiming in his endorsement of Masters that Brnovich “understands what took place in the 2020 Presidential Election, and that it was Rigged and Stolen.”
Bronovich has not responded publicly to the accusation or orders. It's all pretty embarrassing and his donors must feel cheated.
— Garret Lewis (@GarretLewis) June 2, 2022
PPP’s newest poll of the Republican primary for the Senate in Arizona finds a clear leader- Blake Masters tops the field at 29% to 15% for Mark Brnovich, 10% for Jim Lamon, and 5% for Michael McGuire. This represents quite a shift in the field compared to March. Masters was in 3rd then with 13%, while Brnovich and Lamon were essentially tied for the lead then at 24% and 22% respectively. Since then they’ve seen their support drop by 9-12 points while Masters has nearly doubled his.