Trump-Backed McGuire Leads Tight Virginia Congressional Race Against Good

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Trump-backed Virginia State Sen. John McGuire (R) is currently leading the race for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District against Rep. Bob Good (R-VA), although the outcome is still too close to call.

Despite the tight race, McGuire declared victory late Tuesday night, expressing confidence that the remaining votes will favor him.

“My life is a testament to the fact that America is the greatest country on this planet and I’m so honored to have the chance to serve her again,” McGuire stated. “Thank you to my family, thank you to everyone who helped out on this campaign, thank you to the people who endorsed and supported me, and thank you to Donald J. Trump for believing in me. There are still a few votes left to count, but it’s clear that all paths end with a victory.”

“They will have an effective fighter in Congress who will get the job done for them,” McGuire added. “I look forward to working with Trump to beat Joe Biden in November and pass Trump’s agenda in Congress. Trump and McGuire will Make America Great Again!”

CBS19 News reporter Felicity Taylor noted on X that McGuire was expected to address supporters, while Good had reportedly left his election event without speaking to the media.

Good posted on X, thanking voters for their support as they awaited the final results.

Good highlighted that “most” of his campaign was funded by small donations from thousands of supporters.

Dave Wasserman reported that McGuire, leading Good by 327 votes with 1,532 early votes left to count in Bedford and Fluvanna counties, might be a “slight favorite.”

Former President Donald Trump endorsed McGuire on May 28, criticizing Good as “BAD FOR VIRGINIA, AND BAD FOR THE USA.”

“But really, it was too late,” Trump posted on Truth Social. “The damage had been done!”

Good initially supported Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for the Republican presidential nomination, despite Trump’s previous endorsement in his primary race.

“I’m not against President Trump – I like what President Trump did,” Good told reporters in January. “I just think we need eight years and so that’s why I endorsed Gov. DeSantis.”

In an interview with Truth Voices, McGuire described Trump as the “soul of the Republican Party” and labeled Good a “backstabbing Never Trumper.”

Elizabeth Weibel
Elizabeth Weibel
Maryland raised. Virginia based.

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