President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday, Sept. 10 that he endorsed two Republicans, Gov. Mike Parson of Missouri and Sen. Ben Sasse from Nebraska, for their bids in the 2020 election.

In a couple of tweets, President Trump said Parson and Sasse have his “complete and total endorsement.”

According to The Hill, Parson has announced he will run again in 2020 to serve a full term after he replaced Missouri’s former governor last year.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson addresses the media during a news conference in his Capitol office in Jefferson City, Mo., on May 29, 2019. Parson, is expected to announce that he’s running for a full term in office. (Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP File)

Parson ran for the state’s governor in 2016 but dropped out of the race, which was eventually won by former Republican Gov. Eric Greitens, whose administration ended following a scandal related to an extramarital affair. He later ran for lieutenant governor and won that same year on a ticket separate from Greitens and took over the governor’s office in June 2018 after Greitens resigned.

Parson now faces a bid for governor from auditor Nicole Galloway, the only woman and Democrat holding statewide office in Missouri.

In his tweet, President Trump said Parson “is very Popular, Strong, and knows what he is doing – he gets it!”

For Sasse, the Nebraska Republican senator officially announced his re-election bid in August.

Sasse has emerged as one of the most vocal opponents of abortion, attempting to force a vote in February on an act, which would protect newborns who survive abortions. The American Conservative Union rated him in 2017 as the Senate’s second-most conservative member after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 27, 2018. (Jim Bourg/Pool Photo via AP)

So far, only Matt Innis, the former chairman of the Lancaster County Republican Party, has announced a primary challenge to Sasse.

In his tweet, President Trump said, “Senator Ben Sasse has done a wonderful job representing the people of Nebraska. He is great with our Vets, the Military, and your very important Second Amendment. Strong on Crime and the Border, Ben has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”

With President Trump’s endorsement, he has just helped get Republican Dan Bishop in a narrow win against Democrat Dan McCready in the special election on Tuesday, Sept. 10, to represent North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.

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