Trump had already endorsed McKissick for re-election back on February 23, before Lyn Wood had announced her candidacy. (Screenshot of Drew McKissick’s Twitter page)
Former U.S. President Donald Trump announced his official endorsement of South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Drew McKissick for re-election on Tuesday, March 30. Prominent attorney Lin Wood (Lin Wood) also recently announced his candidacy for the post, but did not receive Trump’s endorsement.
In a statement released by his Save America political action committee, Trump wrote, “Drew has my full support for his re-election campaign!” “Drew McKissick has done an outstanding job as chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party (GOP), electing more Republicans in 2020 than in the last 140+ years (of elections). Drew fought all the way to the Supreme Court to defend our election laws, and won. He will continue to grow the Republican Party and help conservatives get elected in the great state of South Carolina.”
McKissick has served as chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party since 2017. Trump’s endorsement was posted a day after Lyn Wood told The Hill he intends to take the state’s Republican Party chairmanship.
According to a photo topped on McKissick’s Twitter page, Trump expressed his support for McKissick in a handwritten note back on Feb. 23. Trump wrote: “Drew – you have my complete and total support. Job well done!” And at the Time, Lyn Wood had not yet announced her candidacy.
In a response to the former president’s February endorsement, McKissick wrote: “I am honored by President Trump’s support and look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve our Republican Party and conservative principles and grassroots activists. These (resources) gave us the largest (state electoral) majority in 140 years.”
Lyn Wood has not worked for the Trump campaign in an official capacity. All of his election lawsuits were ultimately dismissed. One of the lawsuits included dozens of affidavits alleging election violations during Georgia’s statewide recount, including votes cast for Trump being counted for Biden.
Lin Wood moved to South Carolina less than a month ago and just announced his candidacy for chairman of the state’s Republican Party in late March, according to The Hill.
Lyn Wood told The Hill, “One of the big reasons I decided to run for party chairman in South Carolina is that it’s time for the leadership of the Republican Party to recognize these amazing patriots for stepping up to the plate and getting involved in the party. It’s not time to act to exclude them.”