Trump-backed candidate wins Virginia's Republican Senate primary to take on Tim Kaine | 18 June 2024 | Hung Cao won the Virginia Republican Senate primary on Tuesday, getting the party's nod to take on incumbent Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., in November. The most prominent contenders in the Senate GOP primary besides Cao were former DeSantis staffer and Club for Growth employee Scott Parkinson and constitutional attorney Jonathan Emord. Former President Trump endorsed Cao last month, writing on Truth Social, "A Combat Veteran and Highly Decorated Special Operations Officer, Hung Cao will be a tireless fighter to stop inflation, grow our Economy, secure our Border, strong support our incredible Military/Vets, and defend our always under siege Second Amendment."

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