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Former President Donald Trump heads to Iowa next weekend, which will only lead to more speculation about whether he will follow up on repeated flirtations by launching a 2024 Republican presidential bid to try and return to the White House. will do.
But a week before Trump’s rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, former Vice President Mike Pence caught some of his former boss’s attention as he announced an upcoming return visit to the state, whose caucus has closed the nomination calendar for half a century. have make. White House race.
The Young America Foundation (YAF) announced Friday that Pence “will begin his YAF campus lecture tour at the University of Iowa on November 1!”
Trump doesn’t stop other potential GOP presidential contenders from 2024 flirting test waters
The former vice president announced a few weeks after the end of the Trump administration that he was entering into a partnership with the well-known half-century-old conservative youth organization.
The trip to Iowa will be Pence’s second visit this year. He spent a jam-packed day at the Hawkeye State in July, targeting President Biden’s administration and showcasing his social conservative credentials as he addressed the 10th annual Family Leadership Summit, hosted by Family Leaders. , a top, is managed by Iowa. Evangelical-based social conservative organization. Pence began his day as a fundraiser for GOP Representative Randy Fenstra in northwest Iowa, and he later met with other prominent Iowa Republican leaders and activists.
The former vice president’s July visit follows high-profile stops earlier this year in New Hampshire – the state that has held the first presidential primary for a century and is second only to Iowa in the nomination calendar – and South Carolina, In which the first Southern primary and the third vote in the Republican calendar. The early voting presidential primary and trips to caucus states naturally fuel more speculation about Pence’s 2024 White House run.
Pence is traveling around the country this year, helping to raise money and campaign for Republicans running in the 2022 midterm elections. His latest stop was Oregon, where he started the Washington County GOP fundraising dinner Saturday night in suburban Portland.
What did Pence say for a possible 2024 presidency?
A few days ago Pence hosted a well-attended office in the nation’s capital for Advancing American Freedom, a non-profit organization he launched earlier this year. At the event, Pence sat down for an interview with the hosts of the lively conservative “Brutal” Podcast. In addition to slamming longtime GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell, the former vice president said he has been “calling” to run for office rather than “wanting” when it comes to his political future.
Trump is leading all extremely early elections in the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. But in hypothetical questions about Trump not being on the ballot, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Pence top a large field of potential contenders in most polls.
DeSantis turns down 2024 talks
DeSantis, who faces potentially challenging re-election next year, continues to spark more 2024 speculation with his political trips outside the Sunshine State. He was in western New York state on Tuesday, keying a fundraiser as he continues to haul big bucks as he prepares for his 2022 election campaign.
The conservative governor has seen his popularity rise among Republican voters in his state and across the country over the past year and a half, thanks in large part to his belligerent push against COVID-19 restrictions amid the pandemic.
DeSantis pushed back against speculation of 2024 last week, telling Granthshala News host Sean Hannity, “I’m not thinking of anything beyond doing my job.”
“We have a lot of things going on in Florida. I’m going to run for re-election next year and we’re working on a lot of things in the state,” the governor stressed Thursday. “Hannity Night” on Granthshala News.
Cheney New Hampshire Bound
In a move that will spark speculation about his potential national ambitions, Republican Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming will headline an awards dinner in New Hampshire later this autumn.
Cheney, one of the most well-known and outspoken members of the small group of anti-Trump GOP lawmakers and leaders, will be present at the annual Nakkie S. Loeb will be the featured speaker at the school’s First Amendment honors program. The former president and his aides have backed a primary challenger to Cheney when he prepares for re-election next year as Trump aims to oust Cheney from Congress.
Cheney bound in New Hampshire November
The event will be held for the first time at St. Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics, which has become a stop for White House candidates over the past two decades.
Trump was a featured speaker at the event in the past. Her headlining gala in the autumn of 2014 was one of her first visits to New Hampshire as she began her search for a potential race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.