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18 House Republicans nominate Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize

Eighteen House Republicans nominated President Trump for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday, citing his "work to end the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, and bring peace to the region." Six of the undersigned Republicans, including Rep. Luke Messer (R-Ind.), an Indiana Senate candidate, are running for statewide office, Politico's Jake Sherman notes.

The effort, headed by Messer, is the first time Trump has apparently been officially nominated for the prize. The Scandinavian organization reported earlier this year that it had discovered two forged nominations for Trump that it referred to the local Oslo police. Four American presidents have won the prize, including former President Barack Obama in 2009.

Messer and his colleagues join South Korean President Moon Jae-In and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in calling for Trump to win the Peace Prize if the Korean Peninsula is successfully denuclearized. Read the full letter below. Jeva Lange