Republican U.S. House candidate Matt Mowers, who's running in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District, speaks with state Sen. Regina Birdsell at the English Muffin diner in Hampstead, New Hampshire, on Sept. 12, 2022( Fox News) Trump, who endorsed Mowers two years ago, stayed neutral in this year's showdown. Leavitt was endorsed by Stefanik, as well as other major figures in the GOP who are allied with Trump — such as Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah. She also enjoyed the backing for conservative firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who traveled to New Hampshire last week to campaign with Leavitt. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas headlines a rally for New Hampshire GOP congressional candidate Karoline Leavitt of New Hampshire, on Sept. 8, 2022 in Londonderry, New Hampshire. ( Fox News) Mowers — who in June was endorsed by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Minority Whip Steve Scalise, who are the top two Republicans in the chamber — was backed by a seven-figure ad buy from the Congressional Leadership Fund, a powerful super PAC aligned with the House GOP leaders. Additionally, another outside Republican group, the more moderate Defending Main Street Super PAC, spent more than $ 1 million to blast Leavitt on the airwaves. Asked about the big bucks flooding into New Hampshire First District, Mowers told Fox News.