These N.J. Republicans sought Trump’s blessing at his Bedminster golf club this year

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Republican Tricia Flanagan is trying to oust Democratic Rep. Andy Kim, and she wants Donald Trump’s help.At an event for another candidate at Trump’s Bedminster golf club in June, she said she met briefly with the former president and sought his backing in what could be one of the state’s most competitive House races in 2022.“I’m bold,” Flanagan said. “I said, ‘Mr. President, I need your help.’”Flanagan is one of four prospective 2022 Republican congressional candidates from New Jersey who trekked to Bedminster this year after Trump decamped there from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, according to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a watchdog group that has filed several complaints against the former president.Closely aligning with Trump could bring support and money from the Republican base. But it runs the risk of turning off independent and other voters who helped turn a 6-6 House delegation to a 10-2 Democratic advantage
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