Cotton said his political ‘focus’ is currently ‘in the short term’ but did not take 2024 run off table
Treynor, Iowa – Arkansas Sen. tom cotton Spent the past weekend campaigning for Republicans and meeting with local leaders in Iowa, which will host the first GOP presidential primary in 2024.
Granthshala News caught up with Cotton, whose name has been released as a potential 2024 contender, amid incidents at a local community center where the senator attended the Pottawatami County GOP’s Lincoln/Reagan Day dinner and with county locals. Participated in an Agriculture Round Table Conference.
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Cotton, whose busy weekend schedule included the launch of new Representative Mariannet Miller-Meeks’ re-election campaign in Iowa City, predicted Republicans would win back both the House and Senate in the 2022 midterm elections.
“The American people want to put the brakes on the Biden agenda,” Cotton told Granthshala News. “It’s not what they thought they were voting for last year. Certainly not $6 trillion of reckless, social spending and weakness abroad. Crime at home is not increasing.”
“The American people want a Republican Congress to put the brakes on Joe Biden’s radical agenda next year,” he said.
But when the topic changed to the 2024 election, the senators held their cards close to the vest.
Cotton declined to say whether he believes former President Trump should challenge President Biden and run for the White House again in 2024.
Cotton told Granthshala News that he wasn’t going to “speculate about the elections too far,” while the “big ones,” such as this year’s Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races and next year’s midterm elections, are around the corner. Huh.
“When we get there they’ll go on to the race and beyond,” Cotton said. “But my focus for now will be in the short term, politically.”
“I’m talking about the work of the Senate, trying to help elect new governors in Virginia and New Jersey, and then trying to win back the House of Representatives and the Senate in particular next year. ,” the senator continued. “And Iowa will once again play a really big role with three competitive House races and one Senate race.”
And when asked if he himself was eyeing a 2024 run, Cotton said it was too early to talk about the presidential race.
“As I said, I’m not going to speculate about those elections, which are three elections, when we have important elections in about six weeks and another about a year away,” Cotton said.
Houston Keene is a reporter for Granthshala News Digital. You can find him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.