PA8: Daniels Meets with Trump

It’s unclear who Donald Trump will back in the GOP race for Congress in Northeast Pa., if anyone, but the former President met with one candidate this week. 

Teddy Daniels, a wounded Army combat veteran who finished 2nd in the crowded GOP primary for the 8th District in 2020, sent out a tweet and fundraising email announcing that he met with Trump earlier that afternoon at Trump National Golf Course. 

“Great afternoon with President Trump and Congressman Jody Hice, Chair of the House Freedom Caucus at Trump National Golf Course. Had a great talk with President Trump. Was nice meeting Ivanka Trump, too.” Daniels wrote in a tweet on Tuesday evening.

Daniels didn’t respond to PoliticsPA’s request for comment about seeking additional information about the visit. 

On his campaign website, Daniels describes himself as a “Pro-Trump America First Combat Veteran Who Won’t Back Down.” Daniels has been endorsed by Treasurer Stacy Garrity, state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin), Kimberly Klacik, a former GOP Congressional candidate in Maryland’s 7th District, former state Senate and state Rep. candidate Frank Scavo, Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), and more.

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