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The upcoming primary in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District has become a focal point of intense political rivalry within the Republican Party, pitting incumbent Rep. Bob Good against challenger John McGuire. Former President Donald Trump has endorsed McGuire in what appears to be an act of retribution against Good, who endorsed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over Trump in the GOP presidential primary. Good, who chairs the House Freedom Caucus and had previously aligned with Trump, found himself on the receiving end of criticism after his delayed endorsement of Trump following DeSantis’ exit from the race.



Trump’s endorsement of McGuire has not only divided allegiances within the Republican Party but has also sparked support from other staunch Trump allies in Congress, such as Reps. Matt Gaetz and Byron Donalds. Good, on the other hand, continues to emphasize his alignment with Trump’s agenda in his campaign messaging, leveraging slogans like “Trump Republican” and pledging to enact Trump’s policies if re-elected.

Despite the internal party tensions and strategic endorsements from figures like Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the impact on local voters remains uncertain. Virginia Republican strategist Zack Roday suggests that while endorsements from national figures can influence fundraising and party dynamics, their direct impact on voter behavior in the district is less clear-cut. The district’s recent redistricting, which now includes areas eastward into Goochland County, may also play a pivotal role in determining the primary’s outcome.

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