Gold Star husband, former Green Beret, and current US congressional candidate Joe Kent (R-WA) secured a key endorsement this week from Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), one of the most well-known figures in the populist right sphere.
“I’m honored to have the endorsement [email protected]!” Kent posted to Twitter on Wednesday. “He is a true champion of liberty & I look forward to working with him to take our country back!”
In a statement, Massie declared, “I’m endorsing Joe Kent for Congress because we need reinforcements in the fight against establishment politicians in D.C. Joe will fight alongside me to halt the endless wars, stand up to tyrants like Anthony Fauci, and put America First by securing the border.”
Kent, who secured a major endorsement from former President Donald Trump, defeated incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and several other candidates in August as reported by Valiant News.
I’m honored to have the endorsement of @RepThomasMassie!
He is a true champion of liberty & I look forward to working with him to take our country back! pic.twitter.com/9Wq95FCuhr
— Joe Kent for WA-3 (@joekent16jan19) October 5, 2022
Herrera Beutler was one of two Washington representatives who voted to impeach Trump, and did not express regret for that decision during the contentious primary.
“Thank you to all my supporters & my Republicans opponents; we fought a hard primary & have emerged stronger as a party,” Kent tweeted on Wednesday. “Now we will unify to take our nation back.”
“Now is the time to unite as Republicans because the stakes have never been higher,” Kent said in a statement, later adding, “The only thing that can and will stop them is a unified Republican party that is going to take back our Republic starting this November.”
Another contender in the GOP primary, Christian public speaker Heidi St. John, called for party unity following Kent’s victory.
“It’s time for Republicans to unite and defeat both Patty Murray and Marie Perez with a straight ticket Republican vote from top-to-bottom,” St. John wrote. “It’s time to take our country back. We need to set our differences aside and stand together as conservatives to save America and stop Biden’s dangerous radical-left Socialist agenda, before it’s too late.”