Trump Supports John Lee in Nevada’s 4th Congressional District Race

( – In 2013, conservative leader John Lee was elected mayor of North Las Vegas, where he served until 2022. He has also been a member of the Nevada State Senate and the Nevada State Assembly and sat on a host of boards in the state. Now, he’s running for Congress to represent Nevada’s 4th District and he just received a big endorsement.

On June 3, former President Donald Trump posted a ringing endorsement for Lee on his social media platform. He said the former mayor was “highly popular and successful,” and he was sure Lee would “work hard” to help his constituents. The primary GOP congressional candidate clipped Trump’s endorsement and posted it on another social media platform, thanking him for the endorsement. Lee stated he was “look[ing] forward to working” with Trump, indicating he believes the former president will win in November.

The former mayor switched parties from Democrat to Republican in 2022 and tried to win his gubernatorial race with his new party — he failed. Lee is now running up against two other Republicans to fill the seat in District 4 — Air Force veteran David Flippo and entrepreneur Bruce Frazey. On the Democratic side, incumbent Representative Steven Horsford (D-NV) will try to hold his position against his primary opponent, Deshan Levy Shultz. The district encompasses North Las Vegas and parts of rural Nevada. Horsford has held the position since 2019, but it’s his second time serving in the House. He was previously elected in 2012 to serve the 4th District and held the position until 2015.

The primary election in The Silver State will occur on June 11 and more than 950 candidates are participating in the process. District 4 will reportedly be highly competitive as the GOP tries to keep control of the House and Democrats aim to take the reins in 2025. Whether Trump’s endorsement will help or hurt Lee in the primaries remains to be seen.

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