Election 2024

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Ron DeSantis Takes Aim at Trump
Ron DeSantis Has
Things to Say About Trump
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Ron DeSantis Has Things to Say About Trump

Florida governor implies Trump's character is not up to par for a leader

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis says that if he does decide to run for president in 2024, "I'm running against Biden," keeping the focus on the current president "because I think he’s failed the country. I think the country wants a change. I think they want a fresh...

David Brooks: For GOP, the Choice Isn't 'Trump or DeSantis'

It's between them and what he sees as a saner branch of the party

(Newser) - Conventional wisdom at the moment says the GOP 2024 race will boil down to former President Trump vs. Ron DeSantis. Or as New York Times columnist David Brooks describes it, a race "between populist Tweedledum and populist Tweedledee." Brooks doesn't see much difference between them—both are...

Former Campaign Workers Say Williamson Was 'Terrifying'

'It would be foaming, spitting, uncontrollable rage'

(Newser) - People who worked on Marianne Williamson's 2020 presidential campaign say people considering joining the team for her 2024 run should be aware that the self-help author's private behavior is very different from her public persona. Politico reports that it spoke to a dozen former staffers who described Williamson...

Following DeSantis to Iowa, Trump Goes on the Attack
Following DeSantis to Iowa,
Trump Goes on the Attack
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Following DeSantis to Iowa, Trump Goes on the Attack

'Ron reminds me a lot of Mitt Romney, so I don't think you're going to be doing so well here'

(Newser) - Donald Trump and his presumptive top rival in the GOP have now both checked off an obligatory duty: visiting Iowa. Days after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke in the state, Trump visited on Monday, and NPR takes note of the contrast in styles at this point in the race. For...

Report: DeSantis Is Dropping Private Signs on a Run

Florida governor is making trips Friday and Saturday to Iowa and Nevada, 2 early-nom states

(Newser) - Will he or won't he? That's been the question swirling around Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on a possible 2024 presidential run, and another big hint dropped on Friday. Earlier in the week, DeSantis delivered his State of the State address, boasting that "Florida is No. 1" as...

DeSantis Is 'About to Run Up the Score'

Governor's agenda expected to be embraced in legislative session, which opens this week

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis is poised to have a two-month stretch of political bliss. Meaning, Florida's 60-day legislative session begins on Tuesday, and the governor's wish list is expected to zip through—further cementing his conservative bona fides ahead of an expected 2024 run for the White House. "He...

Manchin Passes on Chance to Endorse Biden

Senator also isn't ruling out a 2024 run himself

(Newser) - Last weekend, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin declined to say whether he identified as a Democrat. This weekend, he declined to endorse President Biden, at least for now. "Let's see who all the players are," he responded when asked the question on CBS' Face the Nation . And apparently,...

Trump: An Indictment Would Help Me in Polls

At CPAC convention, former president says he would not drop out of the race

(Newser) - Former President Trump addressed the CPAC convention on Saturday, but it appears his most noteworthy comments were delivered to reporters prior to his speech. In those remarks, Trump insisted he would not drop out of the 2024 race if indicted in one of the state and federal investigations he faces,...

Trump Hopes to Build 'Freedom Cities'

Politico reports he wants contestants to design futuristic locales to be built on federal land

(Newser) - Former President Trump is about to roll out a new initiative with an on-theme slogan: "Freedom Cities." The idea is to stage a nationwide contest in which people design futuristic cities that would be built on federal land, reports Meredith McGraw of Politico . The outlet got an advance...

DeSantis Begins 'de Facto' 2024 Run
'de Facto'
2024 Run

DeSantis Begins 'de Facto' 2024 Run

Florida governor starts national book tour

(Newser) - It's a big week for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and not only because of his power move against Disney . No, the presumed 2024 candidate isn't officially launching a campaign for president, but he is embarking on a national book tour, part of what Axios sees as a "...

First Lady Offers New Hint on 2024 Bid From Joe Biden

'He says he's not done,' says Jill Biden says of president

(Newser) - First lady Jill Biden gave one of the clearest indications yet that President Biden will run for a second term, telling the AP in an exclusive interview on Friday that there's "pretty much" nothing left to do but figure out the time and place for the announcement. Although...

Biden Has His First 2024 Primary Challenger

Marianne Williamson is the first Democrat to announce a run

(Newser) - Marianne Williamson is once again running for president. The progressive activist, spiritual leader, and author is the first Democrat to confirm a 2024 run, which will pit her against President Biden in the primary, assuming he does in fact run for re-election. Williamson also ran for president the last time...

Another GOP Presidential Candidate Enters the Field

Vivek Ramaswamy, author of 'Woke, Inc.' announces candidacy

(Newser) - There are now three official Republican candidates for president: Vivek Ramaswamy, a wealthy biotech entrepreneur with an "anti-woke" message, announced his candidacy Tuesday in a campaign ad , a Wall Street Journal editorial, and an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight, where he called affirmative action "a national cancer" and...

Chris Sununu Sees a 2024 Path in GOP
Chris Sununu
Getting Buzz as
2024 Contender
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Chris Sununu Getting Buzz as 2024 Contender

New Hampshire's GOP governor positions himself as 'normal' alternative to Trump

(Newser) - New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has been making noises about running for president in the 2024 election, though the Republican hasn't officially announced a campaign. He has, however, set up a political action committee, notes the Hill . The 48-year-old also is keeping a relatively high profile in the national...

Trump Gets Behind Haley's Call
Trump Gets Behind Haley's Call

Trump Gets Behind Haley's Call

Former president says that anyone running for the Oval Office should have to pass mental fitness test

(Newser) - The Nikki Haley-Donald Trump dynamic remains an enigma: Days after the former UN ambassador announced her presidential bid in competition with her former boss, while specifically calling out politicians older than 75 as needing a mental competency test (Trump is 76, and President Biden is 80), Trump seemingly got on...

Harris: 'I Intend to Run' in 2024
'I Intend to
Run' in 2024

Harris: 'I Intend to Run' in 2024

As running mate with President Biden, who has also said he intends to vie for reelection

(Newser) - As speculation ramps up on who'll jump into the 2024 race, our current vice president is clearing up whether she plans to be a one-termer or an incumbent trying to be voted back into office. "Joe Biden ... has said he intends to run for reelection as president, and...

Trump Has His First Official GOP Challenger

Nikki Haley launches her 2024 campaign for president

(Newser) - Nikki Haley is in. The former governor of South Carolina and UN ambassador formally launched her 2024 campaign for president on Tuesday, reports the AP . "Time for a new generation," the 51-year-old tweeted . The message accompanies a video in which Haley strikes an upbeat tone, reports the Hill...

One Stat Destroys DeSantis-Walker Comparison

One Stat

One Stat Destroys DeSantis-Walker Comparison

'NYT' analysis: Florida governor is at 32% in the early polls, far higher than Walker ever climbed

(Newser) - Conservative Jonah Goldberg floated the question in a Feb. 8 piece in the Dispatch : "Is Ron DeSantis Just Scott Walker 2.0?" Goldberg is not alone in drawing a comparison between the current Florida governor and the former Wisconsin governor. The idea is that DeSantis, a presumed 2024 candidate...

Nikki Haley Is About to Launch Her WH Bid
Trump May Actually
Want Haley to
Run in 2024

Trump May Actually Want Haley to Run in 2024

Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows ex-SC governor would steal big chunk of votes from Ron DeSantis

(Newser) - Former President Trump says he recently told Nikki Haley to "go by your heart" in her decision to run for his old job in 2024, even though he's also a contender. Now, it looks like Haley's expected candidacy might actually help Trump, siphoning away support for yet...

Trump Says He Won't Commit to Supporting Another Nominee

He says he told Haley she should 'follow her heart'

(Newser) - Former President Trump is the only Republican to have officially entered the 2024 White House race—and he won't commit to supporting any other GOP candidate if they end up winning the nomination. The former president told conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt on Thursday that it "would have to...

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