Speaker Hopeful Tom Emmer Seeks Trump’s Support Amid Speaker Election

Speaker hopeful Tom Emmer, R-Minn., reached out to former President Donald Trump over the weekend in an attempt to address any concerns between them and to seek support for his bid for the speaker gavel, according to sources familiar with the exchange. The call, confirmed by a Trump ally, came to light after Trump mentioned it to reporters. Trump, who has been gauging Republicans’ support for Emmer, has been in contact with several candidates in the speakership race. Despite Emmer’s endorsement from former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, there are reservations among Republicans about his ability to secure the necessary votes.

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