President Trump is backing Diane Harkey's congressional run in San Diego and Orange Counties. He tweeted Monday about the Board of Equalization member saying, " Diane Harkey is an extraordinary woman of great accomplishment & potential," and added that "She is running as a very popular Republican for the Congressional seat of my friend Darrell Issa-with his complete support. Diane is strong on crime, loves our Military & Vets-has my total Endorsement!''
Nine minutes later, Harkey's Democratic opponent in the 49th Congressional District race, environmental attorney Mike Levin, tweeted, "No surprise that Donald Trump, an expert in failed real estate scams, would endorse my opponent Diane Harkey, whose campaigns have been funded by a Ponzi Scheme.''
Trump tweeted praise of Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox later Monday. "I am hearing so many great things about the Republican Party's California Gubernatorial Candidate, John Cox," Trump tweeted at 8:53p.m. "He is a very successful businessman who is tired of high Taxes & Crime. He will Make California Great Again & make you proud of your Great State again. Total Endorsement!"
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom re-tweeted Trump's tweet 50 minutes later, preceded by the words, "And we now go live to the White House at 11:53pm..."
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