Looking for a Bump from Trump

We took a look at several targeted GOP incumbents and their recent statements about the presumptive GOP nominee. The chart below tracks their statements before and after the Indiana primary about The Donald and in some cases, we’ve provided links to more detailed statements by the candidates concerning his nomination.

Good luck to us all with down ballot efforts this fall.

OFFICE GOP INCUMBENT STATE/CD ENDORSED (Pre 5/3) SUPPORTING TRUMP AS NOMINEE? OTHER COMMENTS ON TRUMP?
Governor McCrory North Carolina  
Governor Pence Indiana Cruz  
Senate Ayotte New Hampshire Yes Says she will "support" but is not planning on "endorsing" Trump
Senate Blunt Missouri Soft Yes (Previously said will support nominee)  
Senate Burr North Carolina Yes  
Senate Grassley Iowa "It's a gamble" to let Trump pick next SCOTUS justice 
Senate Isakson Georgia Soft Yes "I'll support the ticket and I'm not endorsing anyone."
Senate Johnson Wisconsin Said he would "Stump with Trump" in March
Senate Kirk Illinois Soft Yes Said Trump should "Shut Up" 
Senate McCain Arizona Graham Former aide said he would support Clinton over Trump
Senate Murkowski Alaska Said she has "always supported the nominee" but didn't comment on 2016 general.
Senate Portman Ohio Kasich  
Senate Toomey Pennsylvania Rubio Soft Yes  
House Young Alaska at-large Kasich "A bunch of Idiots" to blame for Trump
House McSally Ariz. 2 Possible VP pick for Trump
House Denham Calif. 10 Bush  
House Valadao Calif. 21 Bush Very Critical of Trump in 7/15 interview
House Knight Calif. 25  
House Tipton Colo. 3 Soft Yes  
House Coffman Colo. 6 Rubio Declined to answer hypothetical about Trump
House Curbelo Fla. 26 Rubio Said he would consider voting for Clinton over Trump
House Mica Fla. 7 Bush Half-Jokingly said "I love Trump" at dinner
House Dold Ill. 10 Soft No (Said he would never support Trump after McCain comments)  
House Bost Ill. 12  
House Davis Ill. 13 Rubio  
House Blum Iowa 1  
House Young Iowa 3 Praised Trump's "straight talk" in interview
House Poliquin Maine 2  
House Walberg Mich. 7 "Other Candidates Can Learn from Trump"
House Bishop Mich. 8 Kasich  
House Trott Mich. 11 Bush Wrote Op-ed praising Trump for Giving Americans Voice
House Paulsen Minn. 3 Rubio  
House Zinke Mont. at-large Soft Yes  "Anyone is better than (Hillary) Clinton.” 
House Hardy Nev. 4 Rubio  
House Guinta N.H. 1 Trump is "good thing for the country"
House MacArthur N.J. 3 Christie  
House Garrett N.J. 5  
House Zeldin N.Y. 1 Soft Yes  
House Stefanik N.Y. 21 Primary Opponent attacked her for not endorsing Trump
House Reed N.Y. 23 Trump Yes  
House Katko N.Y. 24 Attacked Trump for lack of substance in campaign
House Costello Pa. 6  
House Meehan Pa. 7 Christie  
House Hurd Texas 23  
House Love Utah 4 Cruz  
House Comstock Va. 10 Rubio Gave away Trump campaign donations and attacked Trump's proposed Muslim ban.
House Mooney W.V. 2 Cruz His brother proposed putting "tracking chips" in all "foreigners" in the country

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