I’m voting for Trump


On Thursday night, President Joe Biden delivered one of the most divisive, angry State of the Union addresses in recent history. It sounded more like a partisan campaign speech than a statesmanlike presidential address. Not only that, he failed to adequately address and provide real solutions to the crises he’s created. 

There’s no question about it – we need a Republican in the White House after the November 2024 election. Our Republican-led House has done everything we can to slow or stop the Biden administration’s bad policies, but we are only one-half of one-third of the federal government. A Republican in the White House, plus a Republican House and Senate, is critical for the future of this country. 

I know that here in Kansas, Republicans have varying views on Donald Trump. When we’ve asked you who you would vote for in the March 19 presidential preference primary, Donald Trump always received a majority of the vote, but other candidates always received some votes as well. That’s healthy – we have many amazing conservative Republicans who offer our country a far better agenda than the failed policies of Joe Biden and the liberal Democrats. 

Now we are one week away from Kansas’ presidential preference primary. I can confidently say that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president. His early victories in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina and his dominance one week ago on Super Tuesday means that Republicans have coalesced around the former president, and that’s good news as we turn our attention to making Joe Biden a one-term president. 

Despite the Republican nomination process being practically over, I hope you’ll still cast your ballot on March 19. I’ll be voting for Donald Trump – but whoever you vote for, I hope you’ll support our nominee in November. Whether you vote for Donald Trump on March 19 or not, his policies, cabinet appointees, and judicial nominees will be much better for our families, small businesses, communities, national security, and country than anything Joe Biden will do if given another four years in office. 

As Republicans, we must stop bashing each other. Debate and differing opinions are healthy, and we are a big tent party with lots of great ideas. But the time for selecting our nominee is coming to a close – let’s turn our attention to defeating Democrats at the ballot box in November. At this point, publicly saying disparaging words about Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis, Tim Scott, Vivek Ramaswamy, or any other candidate doesn’t help us advance our conservative goals or move our country forward. 

Last week I helped host a fundraiser for Donald Trump. The Biden machine and liberals on both left coasts are going to spend big to keep a conservative out of the White House, and they’ll be doubling down on their efforts to topple our Republican majority in the House as well. I hope you’ll join me in working to elect Republicans up and down the ballot in November. 

If you need a reminder, our country flourished under President Trump. The last year under COVID was challenging for every nation, but I’m so grateful that we didn’t have President Hillary Clinton at the helm during that critical time in our nation’s history. On the last full day of President Trump’s first term, I sent out an email with a small selection of his greatest accomplishments, some of which were only possible because he had a Republican House and Senate to support him. I’ve included that list below. It comes from a larger list the White House published, archived here. I hope this helps as you recall why it’s so important to vote Republican. 

Onward to Victory,
Ron Estes

A Sample of the Accomplishments by President Trump and Conservative Republicans:

  • Securing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • Negotiating the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement
  • Eliminating eight regulations for every new regulation adopted
  • Appointing three conservative Supreme Court justices
  • Preventing Title X funding for abortion providers
  • Moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
  • Leading criminal justice reform with the First Step Act
  • Withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal
  • Becoming a net energy exporter (first time in nearly 70 years)
  • Brokering Middle East agreements
  • Eliminating the Obamacare individual mandate
  • Building 400 miles of wall on our southern border
  • Rebuilding the U.S. military
  • Implementing the VA Mission Act
  • Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord
  • Reinstating the Mexico City Policy