Trump Endorses Trent Staggs for Utah Senate Seat

 April 28, 2024

In an impactful political maneuver, former President Donald Trump has thrown his support behind Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs in the race for the U.S. Senate seat in Utah.

According to The Daily Caller, Mayor Staggs, a proven supporter of Trump’s agenda, enters a crowded field seeking to replace Senator Mitt Romney, who declared last September his intention not to seek re-election.

Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs, known for his entrepreneurial success and leadership, has emerged as a strong contender with Trump’s backing. For six years, Staggs has led Riverton while garnering praise for his economic policies and job creation efforts.

Staggs' opposition includes notable figures like Utah Rep. John Curtis, who, according to a recent poll by Noble Predictive Insights, leads the Republican field. Despite trailing in early polls, Staggs’ campaign has gained momentum following Trump’s endorsement. Staggs responded to the endorsement with appreciation, stating his honor and readiness to push a decidedly conservative agenda.

Priorities of Trent Staggs: America First

Emphasizing a strong "America First" stance, Staggs has been vocal about redirecting focus from international aid to domestic issues. He specifically criticizes the U.S. financial aid to Ukraine, suggesting it overshadows necessary attention to American border security.

Staggs subtly underscores the importance of national focus, asserting, “At $34 trillion in debt, we cannot continue being the world’s piggy bank.”

Adding to his staunch stand on American issues, Trump noted on Truth Social, "A Highly Successful Entrepreneur, who has served brilliantly as Mayor of Riverton for the past six years, Trent knows how to Create Jobs, Stop Inflation, Grow the Economy, and Secure the Border. As your next Senator, Trent will help us Unleash American Energy, Support our Military/Vets, and Protect our always-under-siege Second Amendment."

Endorsement Boosts Staggs' Senate Campaign

The backing by Trump is not the only high-profile endorsement for Staggs; he has also drawn support from noted Republicans such as Vivek Ramaswamy, Tommy Tuberville, and Matt Gaetz. Each supports his vision of prioritizing national interests and enforcing stricter border controls.

The full impact of these endorsements will be tested at the Utah GOP convention scheduled soon, where delegates will choose their preferred candidates for the June primary ballot.

With the primary election drawing closer, the endorsements and policies advanced by Staggs aim to resonate with Utah’s conservative base looking for a robust representative in the U.S. Senate.


As the race unfolds, Staggs’ commitment to Trump's vision and his articulate critique of current administration policies lay a solid foundation for his campaign. Furthering his cause, Staggs rallies for reinforced national security and economic stability, hallmarks of his tenure as mayor and key points in his senatorial bid.

Trent Staggs, a dedicated Republican and proponent of the former president’s policies, could represent a significant shift in Utah’s political landscape. His appeal as a candidate lies in his direct approach to governance and proactive policy-making, aimed at bolstering the state’s economic and security standards.

As the GOP prepares for a pivotal election, the endorsements and policies may tilt the scales in favor of candidates like Staggs, who align closely with traditional conservative values and the Trump-aligned vision for America’s future.

About Victor Winston

Victor is a freelance writer and researcher who focuses on national politics, geopolitics, and economics.

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