Former Republican Congressional candidate Lee Murphy says he has formed an exploratory committee as he considers whether to run again for the post while going “all in” with his support of President Donald Trump.
“Now more than ever, the First State needs to support and fight for our President Donald Trump,” Murphy stated in a press release.
The president has a 40 percent approval rating in Delaware, according to a Gallup poll earlier this year. That is slightly below the 42 percent figure in Pennsylvania, but well above the 31 percent in Maryland and 35 percent in New Jersey.
He went on to state “Delaware needs a U.S. Representative who puts the people ahead of the party, unlike our current representative who is controlled by Nancy Pelosi and the leadership of the Democratic Party.”
Murphy lost out to Scott Walker in the Republican primary in September.
The state GOP distanced themselves from Walker, who found himself in controversies that included campaign signs nailed to trees to concerns over alcohol use.
Walker was trounced in the general election by Democratic incumbent Lisa Blunt Rochester.
Murphy has worked as an Amtrak train engineer and conductor and worked as an actor and model in a career that included a role in the House of Cards TV series He has been unsuccessful in attempts to gain a seat in the State Legislature.