(Alex Tien, Headline USA) Donald Trump continues to make his presence strongly felt in the conservative political arena. Former Vice President Mike Pence‘s brother, Greg, who was recently endorsed by Trump, has won the Republican nomination in Indiana’s 6th congressional district, Breitbart News reported.
With 90% of precincts reporting, Greg Pence won the nomination on Tuesday night, garnering a decisive 77.7% of the vote over challenger James Alspach, who trailed with 22.3%, according to results as of 10:30 p.m.
Trump, who has maintained enormous political influence by both making and revoking endorsements for candidates, gave his old running mate’s brother a big stamp of approval which lead to his victory on Tuesday night.
“Greg is working hard to reverse Joe Biden’s disastrous record of out-of-control Inflation and restore the respect our Country deserves from abroad,” Trump said in his endorsement.
“He is Strong on the Border, Protects Life, Defends the Second Amendment, and Supports our brave Military and Vets. Greg Pence has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
Greg Pence is the older brother of former VP Mike Pence. Greg has represented Indiana’s deep-red 6th congressional district since 2019, a seat his younger brother Mike held for five terms before eventually becoming Indiana’s governor.
Greg Pence will likely face Democrat challenger Cynthia Wirth in the general election this November.
“I would like to thank my family, friends and supporters that put their trust in me to faithfully represent the newly-drawn Sixth District, and it is a tremendous honor to be the GOP nominee,” Pence tweeted.
“I will work tirelessly in the coming months to earn the support of my new constituents, and look forward to continuing to represent our Hoosier values in Congress.”