US Rep. Renee Ellmers endorses Donald Trump

Renee Ellmers
FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2011 Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C . speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – United States Rep. Renee Ellmers is endorsing GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

In a release Monday, Rep. Ellers asks her friends and supporters to “get behind Donald Trump as the Republican nominee,” saying he’s the only one who is “willing to directly call out Hillary Clinton on her lies, including the lies she tells about North Carolina.”

Her full statement is as follows:

As soon as I filed to run for Congress in 2010 I was told by the political elite that I would never defeat an insider like Bob Etheridge.

“You won’t win,” some told me. Others said, “Bless your heart for trying.” Well, those folks were wrong then, and those same self-proclaimed “experts” are wrong about Donald J. Trump now.

Donald Trump is being discounted by the elites as a candidate for office just like I was in 2010. We need a presidential nominee who will stop the pc nonsense and who is willing to directly call out Hillary Clinton on her lies, including the lies she tells about North Carolina. I believe that’s what it will take to defeat Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump isn’t afraid to do that.

I ask my friends and supporters to ignore the negativity coming from the Washington establishment and to get behind Donald Trump as the Republican nominee.

Let’s make America great again!

Rep. Ellmers represents North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district and has since 2011.

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