Not only the Trumps have hit the campaign trail ahead of the midterm elections this coming Tuesday. Former New York City Mayor — and lawyer to President Donald Trump — Rudy Giuliani has as well, stumping for Republican candidates for U.S. Senate like Indiana’s Mike Braun and Michigan’s Don James.
There’s just one problem. There isn’t a Republican running to be Michigan’s next U.S. Senator named Don James — the candidate’s name is John, despite the lawyer’s insistence otherwise.
Giuliani explained his slip-up — which he didn’t delete — on excitement over seeing the candidate highlighted on television. In other words, President Trump isn’t the only member of his inner circle who live-tweets his television viewing habits — and stumbles over the phrasing of his public statements in the process. Trump might like to complain about scrutiny — as he did at a Sunday rally — but he’s the president.
The lawyer shared on Twitter:
‘Sorry for the mistake with JOHN JAMES first name but you’d be making one if you don’t elect him to Senate from Michigan.The tweet was not planned but spontaneous.I saw his interview and record-military, business-and said this is a true leader,not the same old. He’s exceptional’
Hilariously enough, in this particular instance, the misspellings continued.
James thanked Randy for his message — even though Giuliani’s first name is, well, not Randy. The candidate just seemed to be taking Giuliani’s mistake in stride.
Thanks, Randy! While you were leading NYC through the aftermath of 9/11, I was at West Point training to bring terrorists to justice. pic.twitter.com/l5F1Vng56u
— John James (@JohnJamesMI) November 2, 2018
The presidential lawyer ended up paying James a visit in a tour in recent days that included stops with the aforementioned Braun and Danny Tarkanian, Dean Heller, and Adam Laxalt, the latter few of whom are all Republican candidates out in Nevada. Laxalt is running to be the state’s next governor, Heller is an incumbent fighting for his seat in the U.S. Senate, and Tarkanian is running for a U.S. House seat representing Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District.
Giuliani misspelled Tarkanian’s name too, referring to him as Danny Tartanian.
Good day. Mike Braun Indiana, John James Michigan and Danny Tartanian, Dean Heller and Adam Laxalt Nevada. Great enthusiasm for an America already much better than two years ago. Democrats promise socialism, obstructionism and impeachment. Vote to keep moving forward…Repub.!! pic.twitter.com/xDW13TxM4p
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) November 4, 2018
At present, FiveThirtyEight gives the candidate an only 1 in 4 chance of pulling off a victory in a national environment which heavily favors Democratic House candidates. They’re expected to take control of the body come the next Congress.
Laxalt and Heller, meanwhile, are both running in races that FiveThirtyEight rates as toss-ups.
John James — the Michigan U.S. Senate candidate whose name is not Dan — is way behind, for the record. FiveThirtyEight gives incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow a 49 in 50 chance of garnering re-election. No misspelled tweet from a lawyer known as much for his gaffes as his (lack of) credibility seems poised to turn that around.
Giuliani remains marked during his time in the president’s orbit for his freewheeling manner that’s left the president picking up the pieces time and time again. He’s the one who spilled that Trump had repaid lawyer Michael Cohen for hush money for Stormy Daniels, after all.
Trump, for his part, has been speaking at rallies around the United States as the midterms draw ever closer. Sunday, he was set to appear at two rallies, including one in Georgia for Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp and one in Tennessee, where Republican Marsha Blackburn is trying to hold off Democrat Phil Bredesen in a race for U.S. Senate.
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