President Trump on Friday backed John Cox for governor, saying the newcomer to California politics would be “the best Governor you’ve ever had.”
Cox is an Illinois businessman who ran unsuccessfully for the House and Senate in that state before relocating to exclusive Rancho Santa Fe a decade ago.
California finally deserves a great Governor, one who understands borders, crime and lowering taxes. John Cox is the man – he’ll be the best Governor you’ve ever had. I fully endorse John Cox for Governor and look forward to working with him to Make California Great Again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2018
In recent weeks Cox has focused his campaign on repealing the gas tax increase and California’s so-called sanctuary laws.
”We should begin by repealing Jerry Brown’s massive $52 billion gas tax increase and ending the “Sanctuary State,” he says on his campaign website.
“I’m a businessman, not a politician. I have a 35-year conservative record and have an economic plan that will make California affordable again for middle class families.”
The California Republican Party did not endorse a gubernatorial candidate at its convention in San Diego earlier this month.