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    California Gov. Gavin Newsom is not mincing words: He will not run for president anytime soon. The governor, widely viewed as a 2024 hopeful, ruled out a presidential run when pressed by a moderator at the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday about whether he would vie in 2024 or 2028. There were no contingencies in the moderator's questioning about President Joe Biden's plans. RULES FOR THEE: GAVIN NEWSOM GOES TO TEXAS DESPITE CALIFORNIA’S TRAVEL BAN "Not happening, no, no, not at all," Newsom insisted. "I've said it in French, Italian. I don't know German. I mean, I cannot say it enough. But thank you. It's humbling. It is sweet. It's a nice thing to be asked. I mean it, and I never trust politicians, so I get why you keep asking." Newsom has previously ruled out a presidential run, having flatly said it's "not gonna happen." However, speculation about his 2024 aspirations has mounted amid a bevy of moves he has made over recent months, zinging GOP heavyweights Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis,...
    (CNN)In an interview with "60 Minutes" on Sunday, President Joe Biden said it was "much too early" to decide whether he will run again in 2024 -- adding uncertainty to an already unsettled political landscape. Thomas BalcerskiThough Biden still has time to make his decision, he should consider another factor: the weight of history. Should Biden choose not to run again, he would be the first first-term incumbent president not to do so since Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876. Indeed, only three incumbent first-termers -- James K. Polk, James Buchanan and Hayes -- announced that they would not seek a second term. More often than not, the decision led to electoral uncertainty and defeat for the party in power. At issue is how the power of incumbency acts as a stabilizing force for the party in power. When a sitting president decides not to seek another term, it can create a political vacuum that the opposition party can take advantage of. President James K. PolkThis dynamic first developed in 1844, when the "dark horse" candidate, James K. Polk, emerged out...
    No president in U.S. history has faced more investigations than Donald Trump — not even Richard Nixon. Twenty months after leaving the White House, Trump is being simultaneously investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, New York State Attorney General Letitia James and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s January 6 select committee. At a time when DOJ continues to investigate the government documents that Trump was storing in a locked room at Mar-a-Lago — which is separate from DOJ’s in-depth January 6 investigation — James has filed a civil lawsuit against the Trump because of his financial activities with the Trump Organization. Despite all that, Trump’s diehard MAGA supporters are hoping that he will seek the GOP presidential nomination in 2024. “Real Time” host Bill Maher, a scathing Trump critic, fears that if Trump is the Republican Party nominee in 2024 and loses the election, he will try to pull off a coup d’état and will be better equipped for it than he was in 2020 — setting off a constitutional crisis along with...
    Actor Matthew McConaughey did not dismiss the possibility of his own presidential run in the future when asked Tuesday. McConaughey was at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco when his friend Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff asked him about the 2024 election and whether he would consider running himself. "Yeah, I'll consider it in the future. I'd be arrogant not to. Absolutely, I would consider it," the actor said. "If I got into any form of politics, I'd be remiss not to also go in as an artist and a storyteller, help put a narrative together. You're the CEO of a state and a nation, a lot of compartmentalization and choices to be made. They scare me, but I'm not afraid of them." MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY PRAISES LAWMAKERS FOR REACHING GUN SAFETY COMPROMISE Matthew McConaughey, a native of Uvalde, Texas, talks about the mass shooting in Uvalde as he joins White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre for the daily briefing at the White House on June 7, 2022 in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) McConaughey was recently...
    The Washington Examiner's Tiana Lowe discussed "concern in Bidenworld" over his running for reelection in 2024, which the president said "remains to be seen" in an interview that aired Sunday. "Look, my intention, as I said to begin with, is that I would run again. But it's just an intention," Biden said during an interview on CBS News's 60 Minutes. "Is it a firm decision that I run again? That remains to be seen." WATCH: JON VOIGHT PREDICTS 2024 TRUMP RUN IN SIT-DOWN INTERVIEW WITH FORMER PRESIDENT "There has been a lot of concern in Bidenworld around people trying to position him as a lame-duck president," Lowe told host Neil Cavuto on Fox News's Your World. "Early on, especially his chief of staff, Ron Klain, has tried to tamp down on the idea that it would be anyone else but Biden at the top of the ticket." She further explained that some Democrats are eager for their chance at the White House and may not be willing to wait. Lowe pointed to "governors like...
    Hillary and Chelsea Clinton struggled to count how many of her trademark pant suits the former first lady has in her wardrobe, after being put on the spot by Lisa Wilkinson. During her time as Secretary of State in the Obama administration and two runs for US president in 2016 and 2020, Hillary has rarely, if ever, been seen wearing anything else. The Project host on Sunday's edition asked the former presidential candidate just how many pant suits she actually owns, prompting the high-powered mother and daughter to burst out laughing. Former first lady and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (left) appeared with daughter Chelsea on Channel 10 show The Project 'What a great question!' Chelsea interjected as her mother chuckled. 'I have no idea,' Hillary shouted. 'Ball park, be honest,' Chelsea insisted. 'I'm trying, I'm trying, maybe 50, I don't know,' Hillary said. Chelsea and Hillary then agreed it was 'a lot'. The pair were appearing on the Aussie TV show to promote their new Apple TV documentary series Gutsy, which features stories of strong women. While there will be many...
    Former President Donald Trump has amassed at least $99 million in the bank for his Save America PAC – a sum that gives him tremendous ability to help shape the Republican field, but that faces restrictions should he run for president. Trump has yet to say he is an official candidate for president, giving him more flexibility in collecting and spending the funds. Under the current scenario, he has doled out money to fund 'election defense' for staffers who went before the House January 6 committee, funded presidential portraits, aided political allies. His campaign cash haul is coming under new scrutiny, after revelations  about dozens of grand jury subpoenas to Trump associates. Sitting on top of more than $115 million across several political committees, Trump has positioned himself as a uniquely indomitable force in the GOP who would almost certainly have the resources to swamp his rivals if he launched another presidential campaign. The money advantage matches his polling advantage on other Republicans, even as he faces a slew of investigations, including a Justice Department probe of national security documents...
    A political analyst has offered his take on the possibility of a 2024 presidential run quelling former President Donald Trump's legal woes. In a new analysis, The Guardian's David Smith also shed light on the obstacles that may also arise if Trump were to announce a presidential run. According to Smith, he would be subjected to new campaign fundraising laws that would ultimately regulate how campaign funds are utilized. Another political analyst shared a different perspective noting that the former president's flurry of legal woes and criminal investigations could also be problematic. Political analyst Larry Sabato argues that Trump be being ill-advised if he's being told a presidential announcement would help to combat his legal woes. READ MORE: Trump’s 'de facto' 2024 campaign already 'marked by corruption': political analyst According to Sabato, Trump's legal issues could lead to major setbacks. In Smith's piece, he wrote, "It is possible, however, that should Trump’s legal perils reach a critical point of no return, that will be the spur for him to declare his candidacy and make the bogus...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is uncertain if she will still be alive before the end of the month, she said in an interview published Wednesday. The New York congresswoman was discussing her career as a politician and what the future holds for her and her political party when she was asked if she believes she or someone like her could become president. Ocasio-Cortez responded by saying that "anything is possible” but that her experience as a congresswoman has allowed her to see that "so many people in this country hate women," she told GQ. MIDTERMS 2022: HERE ARE THE ISSUES PENNSYLVANIA VOTERS CARE ABOUT THE MOST "People ask me questions about the future," she said. "And realistically, I can’t even tell you if I’m going to be alive in September. And that weighs very heavily on me." Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is seen during a meeting at the Chhaya Community Development Corporation, Wednesday, July 6, 2022, in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York. AOC stated that she couldn't say if...
    Now that we’re in September, it seems like the presidential campaign is seriously getting underway. Oops! Looks like that statement is two years early. Or is it? Gov. Gavin Newsom, who won 56% of the June primary vote, still needs one more ratification at the polls, where he won election in 2018 and easily beat back a recall effort almost exactly one year ago. His Republican opponent this fall took just less than 18% of the primary vote, though, so Newsom does not exactly have a fight on his hands. That’s why he was able to head out of state for a week over the July 4 holiday and take other family vacations in places like Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and some Central American destinations. That’s also why he was able to spend well over $100,000 in campaign funds donated to his gubernatorial fund on television commercials and newspaper ads in Florida and Texas, essentially bagging on those states’ GOP governors, Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott, for things like banning some books from public schools, making it difficult for elementary...
    But when Cheney is thrown into the race as an independent spoiler, Biden's re-election chances sink completely — and Trump is propelled to victory. With Cheney in the race, Trump would win by eight points over Biden, 37% to 29%, while Cheney would secure 11% of support. Nearly one-quarter of respondents (23%), however, said they are unsure of who they would support in such a scenario. The result makes sense because in theory, Cheney would siphon moderate voters who lean Republican from Biden but only support Biden because they refuse to vote for Trump. Thus supporting Cheney, who is an otherwise stalwart Republican, would be a conscience-acceptable vote for such Americans. The Yahoo News/YouGov poll results confirm this thesis. According to Yahoo News, "a full 69% of Cheney’s support among registered voters comes from those who would otherwise support Biden on a two-way ballot. Just 15% comes from Trump supporters." Respondents were surveyed Aug. 18-22 after Cheney's primary election defeat.
    A 2024 presidential run by Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) could end up benefiting former President Donald Trump. While Cheney has admitted she is “thinking about” running for president, a Yahoo News/YouGov poll released Tuesday showed that if the congresswoman pursued a presidential bid as an independent, she could swing the election in Trump’s favor. “I’ll make a decision in the coming months.” — Rep. Liz Cheney said about possibly running for President. pic.twitter.com/b2SjAYVN2W— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 17, 2022 WATCH: SEN. KENNEDY EXPECTS FAUCI TO TESTIFY ‘RETIREMENT OR NOT’ The poll found that if the 2024 election were held today with Trump facing off against President Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee and Cheney as an independent candidate, Trump would hold an 8-point lead over Biden, 40% to 32%. Yet without Cheney in the race, the poll found that Trump would trail Biden by 4 points, 46% to 42%. The poll results indicated that Biden could lose voters with Cheney in the election mix, suggesting Democratic voters may be more likely to break party...
    Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) has vowed to do “whatever it takes to ensure Donald Trump is never again anywhere near the Oval Office.” That, apparently, includes running for president in 2024. “It is something that I am thinking about,” Cheney said during an appearance on NBC News last week. However, a new poll suggests her potential presidential run could be damaging for the wrong candidate. If Cheney opts to run for president, her run could be more threatening for President Joe Biden than it would be for former President Donald Trump, according to the results of a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll. READ MORE: All but 5 House Republicans vote against raising the minimum age to purchase semiautomatic weapons Per Yahoo News, the poll suggests, "if Cheney were to run for president as an independent in 2024, she could actually do the opposite. She could single-handedly swing the election to Trump." The survey is reportedly based on results from 1,563 U.S. adults following Cheney's loss to a Trump-backed Republican candidate in Wyoming's primary election. Cheney's challenger managed to win the...
    Former Vice President Mike Pence hinted during a Saturday address at the Bremer County GOP Annual Summer Chill and Grill in Waverly, Iowa that he is leaving the door open to seeking the Republican Party's nomination for a potential White House run in 2024. Pence's remarks were part of a broader stump speech in support of United States Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and other Republican candidates hoping to strip Democrats of their slim congressional majorities in the November midterm elections. "In these 80 days, we need to remind the American people that we can have a strong nation, we can have secure borders, we can have a prosperous economy, we can defend all the God-given liberties enshrined in our Constitution, but it will take Republican leadership at every level to do it," Pence said as reported by ABC News. READ MORE: Mike Pence buried for defending Donald Trump Pence revealed to voters that he had stopped in Iowa "for one reason and one reason only, and that is that Iowa and America needs six more years of Senator Chuck...
    by Harold Hutchison   Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming said she was considering a run for president in 2024 during a Wednesday morning appearance on “The Today Show.” “I’m not going to make any announcements here this morning, but — but it is something that I — I’m thinking about and I’ll make a decision in the coming months,” Cheney said when asked if she would run for president by host Savannah Guthrie. Cheney was defeated by Harriet Hageman, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, by 37 points Tuesday night. “We have a tremendous amount of work left to do on the January 6th committee,” Cheney said. “And also, though, I’m going to be making sure that people all around this country understand the stakes of what we’re facing, understand the extent to which we’ve now got one major political party, my party, which has really become a cult of personality.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Cheney and Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger, both outspoken Trump critics, to the Jan. 6 committee after she rejected Republican Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks...
    US Rep. Liz Cheney has hinted at a possible 2024 run for president against Donald Trump in her concession speech where she compared herself to Abraham Lincoln.  In her concession speech on Tuesday in Jackson, Cheney made comparisons to President Lincoln, who lost a string of races before winning the White House. 'Abraham Lincoln was defeated in elections for the Senate and House before he won the most important election of all,' Cheney said. Although hinted at presidential aspirations, the bulk of her time up on the podium was spent condemning former President Donald Trump, whose unfounded claims that the 2020 election was stolen she attributed to her loss.  'Two years ago, I won this primary with 73 percent of the vote,' Cheney said as she recalled the pre-Trump political landscape. 'I could easily have done the same again. The path was clear.  'But it would've required that I go along with President Trump's lie about the 2020 election.. That was a path I could not and would not take.'  Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said Tuesday night that she called...
    According to a report from the Guardian, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is taking his show on the road and visiting five swing states as he mounts a low-key campaign to be the GOP presidential candidate in 2024. As the Guardian's Adam Gabbatt wrote, this puts the rising star that is DeSantis on a "collision course" with Trump at a time when the former president is consumed with dealing with civil lawsuits and criminal investigations. Noting that Trump reportedly now says he "hates" DeSantis, who he once championed, Gabbatt wrote, "The Florida governor – who must walk the tightrope of being both ally and rival of Trump – is hotly tipped to run for president, and this outwardly benevolent campaigning trip will further swell his profile," before adding, "Trump was key to getting DeSantis, who has been dubbed a 'mini-Trump', elected governor in 2018, but bad blood between the pair – particularly from Trump’s side – has been brewing for some time." According to the report, while Trump is buffeted daily by bad news as multiple investigations lurch toward possible criminal...
    Former President Donald Trump is at the center of multiple controversies due to his flurry of actions in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election. But despite the looming possibility of multiple indictments, Republican senators are still refusing to rule out supporting Trump. HuffPost's Jonathan Nicholson is detailing the power struggle many Republican lawmakers are facing amid the looming possibility of Trump pursuing another presidential run. If Trump does announce a third presidential run, Republicans will be tasked with "all sorts of things they had hoped were gone forever — constantly having to answer for his tweets, worrying about being the target of his tweets and a return to the chaos parade that characterized his administration." He also highlighted the "plot twist" that could derive from another Trump run. Republicans may also have to answer for their decisions if Trump is hit with an insurrection-related indictment after announcing his presidential run. READ MORE: How Senate Republican candidates' embrace of Trump's election conspiracy is dimming GOP takeover hopes According to Nicholson, "that would give the nation a modern political first...
    Former President Donald Trump is expected to be a keynote speaker to close out the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas this weekend but it appears that a substantial number of attendees are not looking forward to the possibility of him making a third run for the White House. A new report written by NPR's Ashley Lopez includes the reactions from some CPAC attendees who are apprehensive about the idea of Trump running again. Citing the responses from a recent New York Times/Siena College poll, Lopez shed light on the number of Republicans opposing Trump's possible run. Lopez noted, "Polling shows that some Republican voters are open to voting for someone other than Trump in 2024. According to a New York Times/Siena College poll from July, about half of Republicans polled would back another candidate. However, Trump by far has the most support of any single candidate among these voters at 49%. Florida Gov. Ron Desantis was second, but garnered only about half of Trump's level of support at 25%." READ MORE: Eric Holder predicts...
    CNN anchor Kasie Hunt raised the idea of Rep. Liz Cheney becoming the first woman president, asking the Wyoming Republican about her plans and whether voters are “ready for a woman to run things?” Hunt has been rolling out bits and pieces of her exclusive interview with the embattled congresswoman, who has served as something of a ramrod for the anti-Trump movement by virtue of her vice chairmanship of the January 6 committee. In the last minutes of that interview — aired on Thursday night’s edition of CNN’s Don Lemon Tonight — Hunt asked Cheney about working with Democrats, and noted “You’ve encouraged Democrats here in Wyoming to vote for you.” That led to a discussion of whether Democrats would vote for a Cheney, whether voters in the U.S. are ready for a woman to run things,” and whether Dick Cheney is encouraging her to run for president: CHENEY: I represent every single person in this state and I believe that there are thousands and thousands of people across our state who fundamentally understand why it’s so important to have somebody...
    The publisher of Sen. Tim Scott's (R-SC) upcoming book said a line was erroneously added to one of the pages claiming the lawmaker is preparing for a presidential run. Thomas Nelson, an imprint of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, said it was working to correct the error after a line was added in fine print to the bottom of the copyright page in America, a Redemption Story. NBA GREAT BILL RUSSELL DIES AT 88 "Senator Scott is a rising star who sees and understands the importance of bipartisanship to move America forward. This book is a political memoir that includes his core messages as he prepares to make a presidential bid in 2022,” the line read. Scott's book is scheduled to hit shelves on Aug. 9, with presales already underway. The publishing company took blame for the error, adding that it was working to correct the mistake. "The description on the copyright page was our error and is not accurate. It was not done at the direction or approval of the Senator or his team. We...
    Donald Trump gave one of his latest signal about running for president again in 2024, saying it would be 'very hard' for him not to run again. The former president spoke with podcast hosts Clay Travis and Buck Sexton on Friday, telling them he had already made a decision, but would not say when he would announce it, Mediate reported.  'Knowing what you know and seeing what you see of Joe Biden, how do you not run in 2024?' Travis asked Trump.   'Very hard for me not to run, to be honest,' Trump replied. 'And also, the polls indicate that, from the Republican standpoint, it would be easy.'  Earlier this month, Trump told New York Magazine that he had already made up his mind about a run, and that the question he was now mulling was whether he'd pull the trigger before or after the November midterm elections.  The former president spoke on the podcast Friday from his Bedminster golf club, where he is controversially hosting a Saudi-backed LIV Golf tournament Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Arizona earlier this month,...
    On Friday, July 22, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont tweeted his endorsement of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is seeking a third term to the U.S. House of Representatives; if the Democratic congresswoman receives her party’s nomination, she will go up against a Republican nominee in the general election. It remains to be seen how much of a red wave the United States will see in the 2022 midterms, but one Democrat who stands a very good chance of being reelected is AOC. Her district, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens, is overwhelmingly Democratic — and she is quite popular amongst the left wing of her party. AOC has toyed with the idea of a primary challenge to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a fellow New Yorker — inspiring Democratic strategists to wonder how well she would perform in a statewide race. The progressive congresswoman has demonstrated that she is quite capable of enjoying a landslide victory in New York’s 14th Congressional District, but unlike Schumer, she has never competed in a race where she would also be...
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz thinks that if ex-President Donald Trump were to announce his intention to run for president in 2024, it would force other GOP hopefuls to reassess their plans.  Speaking to Fox News at the Turning Point USA conference in Tampa on Friday, Cruz said: 'I'm sure it clears it out significantly.' He added: 'We'll see what happens. Look, the lay of the land is everyone is waiting to see what Trump decides to do. Anyone who tells you they're not is lying to you. And he's going to decide on whatever time frame he desires.' Trump remains hugely popular in the Republican party, although Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is fast emerging as a new star. Many have professed a fascination to see a contest between the two men should both decide to run for office.   Earlier in the interview, Cruz continued to demonstrate his admiration for Trump saying that the twice-impeached ex-president would 'do what he wants' in 2024.' He continued: '[Trump] will remain an 'incredibly important leader in the United States.' Senator Ted Cruz pictured during...
    Donald Trump's claims that the 2020 presidential election was rigged got a standing ovation from a crowd of young conservatives in Tampa on Friday night. At another point he blasted the global climate crisis as a 'hoax' that had to be 'defeated' by Republicans.  After arriving more than an hour late to his scheduled appearance at Turning Point USA's Student Action Summit, the former president delivered a lengthy hour-and-a-half speech in which he raged at the Biden administration, Democrats' agenda, the border crisis - and dropped more hints he could run to change that in 2024. 'Our country has never been in a position like this. The election was stolen, it was rigged,' the former president said in his speech, sponsored by Turning Point Action.  'I ran twice, I won twice, and I did much better the second time than the first.'  The audience in the Tampa Convention Center erupted in cheers - a departure from the lackluster reception his complaints about the 2020 race have gotten at recent campaign rallies. And dropping yet another hint about his 2024 ambitions,...
    Former President Donald Trump gave what is perhaps his strongest indication that he will run for president again. Speaking at a rally on Friday night in Prescott Valley, Arizona, Trump rattled off a series of grievances against President Joe Biden, who defeated him in the 2020 presidential election. Trump baselessly reiterated that the election was rigged against him and stated he actually “won” a second term. “I ran twice, I won twice, and did much better the second time than I did the first, getting millions. more votes in 2020 than we got in 2016,” Trump claimed. “And likewise, getting more votes than any sitting president in the history of our country by far.” The former president suggested he’s going to run again. “And now, we may have to do it again,” he declared to thunderous applause. “I mean, look at, look at what has happened to our country and less than two years. Our country is like a different–it’s like a different place. It’s so sad to see.” Some Republicans have reacted with consternation to a report that Trump...
    (CNN)Former Brazilian president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, widely known as Lula, is now officially standing as the Brazilian Workers' Party (PT) presidential candidate, the party announced Thursday.Brazil's presidential elections are scheduled for October 2, when Lula is expected to face off against current President Jair Bolsonaro. His bid for the presidency had been anticipated. Lula himself was not present at the party's nominating convention in Sao Paulo, as he was campaigning in the state of Pernambuco.This will be his sixth presidential run with PT, having previously served as president from 2003 to 2010. In a string of tweets, Lula, 76, laid out his vision for the future, promising to "rebuild Brazil."Read MoreHe added: "I didn't need to be president again. I could keep my title as the best president in history and go live the last few years of my life in peace. But I saw this country destroyed. I saw education run by a guy who didn't like education. So I decided to go back."The 2022 race is the latest twist in Lula's remarkable story as one of...
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Leftist Brazilian politician Ciro Gomes made his presidential candidacy official at an event in capital of Brasilia on Wednesday, less than three months before the election. Gomes’ chances of winning the election appear slim, with just 8% of respondents saying they plan to vote for him in October, according to the latest Datafolha poll conducted in June. He trails far behind former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, of the Workers’ Party, and far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who accounted for 47% and 28% of intended votes, respectively, according to the same poll, which had a margin for error of plus-or-minus 2 percentage points. Gomes, a politician from Brazil’s northeast region, is the candidate for the Democratic Labor Party, and his candidacy is expected to put a dent in da Silva’s support during the first round of the election. He has sought to cast himself as an alternative to Brazil’s polarization embodied by the two-horse race between da Silva and Bolsonaro. Gomes lambasted Bolsonaro for his poor handling of the pandemic, the rise in food...
    Former President Donald Trump is weighing when to announce a 2024 presidential campaign. Speaking with New York Magazine, Trump indicated he has already made a decision to launch a 2024 campaign but has not determined when to make his announcement. Trump signaled he is weighing an announcement either before or after the midterm elections in November. “Well, in my own mind, I’ve already made that decision, so nothing factors in anymore,” Trump said about running in 2024. “In my own mind, I’ve already made that decision,” he doubled down. “I would say my big decision will be whether I go before or after [the midterms].” Trump explained his thought process on the pros and cons of announcing before and after the midterm elections, noting that the potential campaign would be a victorious one. “I just think that there are certain assets to before,” he said. “Let people know. I think a lot of people would not even run if I did that because, if you look at the polls, they don’t even register. Most of these people. And I think that...
    Former President Donald Trump is widely expected to run for president again, so if Hogan decides to launch a White House bid, he would likely need to defeat Trump in order to secure the GOP nomination. During an appearance on "Meet the Press," Hogan said that he is "hopeful" that Trump will not run and that Trump will not become the Republican nominee in the event that he does run again. Billionaire Elon Musk opined in a tweet on Monday that if Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and President Joe Biden were to face off in 2024, DeSantis would "easily win" and would not "even need to campaign." Biden has indicated that he plans to run again as long as he has "good health." DeSantis has not announced a presidential bid, but is seeking re-election this year in Florida's gubernatorial contest. \[email protected] @BreitbartNews Trump would be 82 at end of term, which is too old to be chief executive of anything, let alone the United States of America.\n\nIf DeSantis runs against Biden in 2024, then DeSantis will easily win...
    Governor Glenn Youngkin discussed a 15-week abortion ban, inherently divisive concepts, the U.S. Supreme Court, same-sex marriage, the 2020 elections, and a potential 2024 presidential campaign in a Sunday appearance on CBS’ Face the Nation after Vice President Kamala Harris’ interview aired on the show. That’s part of a recent wave of national media focusing on Youngkin with speculation about 2024, and comes the day after he spoke to the Nebraska GOP convention. At the end of the interview, host Robert Costa asked Youngkin if he was mulling a presidential run. “That’s not a decision that we have even begun to undertake. The reality of course is I’ve been in – I’ve been governor of Virginia for six months, we’ve got an extraordinary amount done: $4 billion tax cuts, a record budget for education, $400 million into law enforcement to raise salaries and keep our community safe. This is where I’m focused,” Youngkin said. Youngkin on January 6, and Trump in 2024 Youngkin largely stayed focused on his own message, avoiding pressure from Costa to focus on issues like the...
    Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is slated to hold a fundraiser in Utah on July 19. While DeSantis is in the midst of his 2022 reelection bid, the fundraiser over 2,000 miles away hints toward higher aspirations. Inside sources did not provide further information about the exact location or attendees, as it is reportedly a private event. The governor's spokeswoman, Lindsey Curnutte, said the campaign doesn't discuss fundraising events with the media. DESANTIS PICKS FLORIDA ELECTION CRIMES OFFICE DIRECTOR DeSantis hasn't confirmed or denied a presidential run in 2024. A recent poll found that 36% of Republican voters would elect DeSantis, compared to 45% who would vote for former President Donald Trump. The single-digit margin might have even swayed Trump himself, who said he can "get along with" DeSantis when asked if the Florida governor was being considered for Trump's 2024 ticket. As of May, DeSantis had reportedly raised $124 million for his 2022 campaign. This is twice as much as the $60 million he had for his 2018 campaign. He's raised the majority of...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during the welcome segment of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, February 26, 2021.Joe Skipper | Reuters Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is planning a private fundraiser in Utah later this month that is expected to draw some of the country's wealthiest political donors as he signals a possible run for president in 2024. DeSantis is set to head to Utah the week of July 18 for the private gathering, according to people familiar with the matter. Many asked not to be identified because the campaign is trying to keep the private event from getting too much public attention. Though DeSantis is coming to Utah to raise money for his 2022 gubernatorial reelection campaign, fundraisers held in far flung states like Utah, which is more than 2,000 miles from his home state, often suggest national aspirations. The state is known to be a Republican stronghold; Utah voters have picked a Republican for president in each of the past six elections. Former President Donald Trump beat Joe Biden in the state by 20 percentage...
    InfoWars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones wants Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) running for president in 2024, something the controversial Republican hinted is something she could be considering. In a conversation on InfoWars about the 2024 presidential election, Jones mentioned Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and former President Donald Trump as potential candidates and whether Greene would be interested in joining either ticket as a vice presidential candidate, but he quickly jumped onto Marjorie Taylor Greene 2024. “I think you would poll better and be a better candidate than DeSantis and Trump, so would you take a VP slot with either one of them — or I’d go ahead and just back you for president,” Jones said this week in a clip flagged by David Edwards on Twitter. Greene laughed off the idea out first, but Jones barreled forward. “I’m serious. You’re just as smart or smarter than both of them,” Jones said. “And you got the guys we need. Everybody loves you. I’m serious. We need to think about MTG president here.” Jones then recommended another woman run...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom set off political fireworks with a new campaign ad. Not only is the ad only airing in Florida, but it debuted on Fox News. Florida Republicans are calling it “a pathetic smear campaign,” while other political experts argue it’s a shrewd move. READ MORE: Elderly Woman In Critical Condition Following House Fire In Natomas“Freedom is under attack in your state,” Newsom said in the ad. The glossy new ad is fueling speculation about what the future has in store for 2024. “Your Republican leaders, they’re banning books, making it harder to vote, restricting speech in classrooms, even criminalizing women and doctors. I urge all of you to join the fight, or join us in California, where we still believe in freedom,” Newsom said. The 30-second spot criticizes GOP lawmakers in Florida and takes aim at Gov. Ron Desantis, who’s been rumored to be the Republican frontrunner for president. “This is his way of showing everybody nationally this is the fight we need to wage to win,” said Steve Maviglio, a Democratic strategist. READ...
    Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) revealed that she has not ruled out a presidential run in 2024. While speaking with John Karl on ABC’s This Week, the embattled Wyoming congresswoman – who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump – did not outright reject the possibility of making a bid for the Oval Office. Karl asked Cheney, “Do you see yourself running for president as a way to prevent what you say would be the destruction of the party and ultimately damaging our country?” “You know, I haven’t made a decision about that yet,” Cheney replied, adding that she will make a decision about 2024 “down the road.” Earlier in the interview, she discussed the January 6 Committee, saying that she believes “Donald Trump can absolutely never be anywhere near the oval office ever again,” Breitbart News noted. Cheney also insisted that Trump “can’t be the party nominee” and said she did not believe the Republican Party “would survive that.” She went on to suggest that millions of people had been “betrayed” by the former president following the 2020 presidential election. The Wyoming...
    More than 70 percent of Americans do not want Joe Biden to stand for re-election in 2024, according to yet another dire poll for the president. Biden's approval rating also dropped to a low of 38 percent at a time when the president is facing a potentially damaging verdict from voters in the upcoming midterm elections in November. Biden, 79, would find it almost impossible to implement his legislative agenda if Republicans take control of Congress in the elections. The Harvard CAPS/Harris poll found that a massive 71 percent of Americans do not believe Biden should not run for a second term amid high inflation rates and soaring gas prices. For those who believe Biden should not stand for re-election, 30 percent said it was because he was too old - he will be 81 at the 2024 election - while 45 percent said he was 'a bad president'. Most of those polled said that they had concerns about whether Biden was mentally fit to serve, with 60 percent saying they had doubts about his mental fitness. More than 70 percent of...
    Governor Gavin Newsom (D) will run campaign ads on July 4th — in Florida, not in his home state of California, where he is up for re-election. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Newsom is preparing for a possible 2024 presidential run: The ads are the latest move in what his advisers say is Newsom’s effort to stand up nationally for Democratic values. He’s been posting “truths” about red states on Donald Trump’s new social media platform, ripping Supreme Court justices for their decisions on abortion, guns and the environment, chiding rival governors in Texas and Florida, doing national media interviews and even calling out his fellow Democrats for being too passive. “I’m resolved to wake all of us up to what is going on in this country,” Newsom said recently. To “what is happening in real time that is not getting the attention it deserves in red states across America. (Conservatives are) aggressively and successfully rolling back rights that all of us have come to take for granted.” But there is another, unspoken reason that Newsom is bumping up his...
    Former President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to announce his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election “unusually early,” according to a new report published by the New York Times. Late Friday evening, The Times reported that: “Republicans are bracing” for an announcement the paper said is “designed in part to shield the former president from a stream of damaging revelations emerging from investigations into his attempts to cling to power after losing the 2020 election.” Allies close to the former president have also revealed he could announce his presidential run "as early as this month" in wake of President Joe Biden's seemingly unfavorable poll numbers. The announcement is also said to be a message to his Republican rivals. The Times also reported:The timing of a formal announcement from Mr. Trump remains uncertain. But he recently surprised some advisers by saying he might declare his candidacy on social media without warning even his own team, and aides are scrambling to build out basic campaign infrastructure in time for an announcement as early as this month.However, there is one drawback...
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday he is "laying down the foundation" for a possible 2024 presidential run that could see him face off against former President Donald Trump. The Republican governor said that testimony given to the House Jan. 6 committee over the past three weeks has shown that Trump "acted irresponsibly" and was a "risk to the nation." "That's not the behavior we want to see in a responsible president," he told CBS Mornings. "I will not be supporting him for 2024." GOP GOVERNOR STINGS TOP 2024 CONTENDERS AS HE HINTS AT PRESIDENTIAL RUN Hutchinson added that Trump lacked the traits needed to be an effective leader and that the former president "has disqualified himself" to lead the country based on his actions leading up to and on Jan. 6. "We have to go in a different direction for our country, for my party," he said. "I want to be a voice for commonsense conservatism, and we'll see how that resonates." Hutchinson, who is term-limited and is not seeking reelection, said he has been preparing for a possible...
    There’s some presidential buzz around Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, and more and more, he seems to be embracing it. Youngkin is new to politics, but there is growing speculation that the Republican may ultimately run for president in 2024. More Virginia News The Washington Post reported Youngkin flew to New York last week to meet privately with GOP megadonors. And next week, Youngkin will headline his first out-of-state political event since taking office with an appearance in Nebraska. When he was asked on Fox News whether he’s considering a run for the White House, Youngkin replied by saying, “we’ll see what comes next.” Youngkin was just elected last year and is a political newcomer. Youngkin became a national figure after winning the governor’s race in Virginia, a state that went for President Joe Biden by 10 points. He’s not the only D.C.-area governor possibly considering a presidential run. In Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan said that he has been invited to attend this summer’s Iowa State Fair, a key stop for candidates with presidential aspirations.
    David Zalubowski, File/AP Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine.In a win for democracy, Tina Peters—a county clerk who was indicted this year on numerous charges related to her pursuit of election conspiracy theories—has lost the Colorado Republican nomination for secretary of state. In other words, the state’s Republican voters have decided that a woman who has falsely stoked fears of voter fraud while allegedly working to undermine election integrity should not be the state’s top election official. Peters was one of a number of election deniers across the country running for positions that would allow them to oversee—and potentially tamper with—future elections. In the past, Peters has not been very good at her job. In 2018—a former flight attendant who campaigned on reopening DMV offices—was elected clerk and recorder of Mesa County, a reliably Republican swath of land in the western part of the state. During the 2019 election, Peters’ team failed to collect 574 ballots from a drop box outside the election office. Election workers...
    In an interview that aired Tuesday on CBS’s “Mornings,” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton weighed in on the prospect of another presidential run. Clinton, who lost the 2008 Democratic primary and 2016 general election, said that she missed the “day-to-day of politics,” but she could not “imagine” a scenario where she would run again in 2024. Host Gayle King asked the former first lady, “Do you miss the day-to-day of politics? Is there any scenario in your brain that you would think, ‘I want to get back in?'” “No,” Clinton replied. “But I miss it.” “But there’s no scenario in 2024 you would even remotely consider?” King pressed. “You know, I can’t imagine it,” Clinton said. “I really can’t.” “That’s not a no,” King replied. “Well, but what I can imagine is staying as active and outspoken as I can because I think … our country is really on the precipice, Gayle,” Clinton responded. “I think that we are looking at not only the erosion of these rights — the throwing the door open to unfettered, unregulated gun access...
    (CNN)In the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court's monumental decision to overturn Roe v Wade, conservative writer John Ellis took to the internet to make a provocative case: It was time for Hillary Clinton to make a(nother) political comeback."Now is her moment," he wrote. "The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade creates the opening for Hillary Clinton to get out of stealth mode and start down the path toward declaring her candidacy for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination."Ellis' argument is centered on the ideas that 1) President Joe Biden, who will be 82 shortly after the 2024 election, is simply too old to run again (Ellis is far from the only person making that case) and 2) The Democratic bench is not terribly strongHe's not the only person eyeing a Clinton re-emergence. Writing in The Hill newspaper, Democratic pundit Juan Williams makes the case that Clinton should become a major figure on the campaign trail this year.Read More"Clinton is exactly the right person to put steel in the Democrats' spine and bring attention to the reality that 'ultra-MAGA'...
    KARDASHIAN fans say Kris Jenner tricked them with a surprise “exciting announcement” video. The momager left her followers open-mouthed with a deceiving new clip. 5Kris Jenner shocked her followers with an 'exciting announcement'Credit: Rex 5She released a bogus graphic that falsely claimed that she was going to run for presidentCredit: TikTok In an unexpected TikTok post, 66-year-old Kris Jenner shocked her followers with an announcement that she is running for president in 2024. She shared a graphic design of herself looking suitably presidential in a cream blazer. “Kris Jenner, 2024, Presidential Candidate”, read the text. Even the colors, with red and white fonts and a blue background, made the whole thing seem perfectly legitimate. READ MORE SUN STORIESDOUBLE-TAKE Kardashian fans think Kanye West’s ex looks EXACTLY like Kris JennerWALK THIS WAY Kris Jenner shows off new $3K GOLD Louis Vuitton X Nike sneakers Kris also selected presidential fanfare music for the background.  However the video then transitioned to a clip of Kris dancing and smiling. “You just got Krissed #Krissed” read the text. Although some commented to share their support of...
    In November 2021, California Gov. Gavin Newsom showed his resilience when he survived, by double digits, a recall election and trounced far-right Republican challenger Larry Elder — and on Tuesday, June 7, Newsom enjoyed a decisive victory when he won California’s 2022 Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Now, he will be going up against Republican nominee Brian Dahle in the general election. Newsom, a former San Francisco mayor, has been arguing that fellow Democrats aren’t being aggressive enough when it comes to fighting Republicans on culture war issues. The California governor’s efforts to make members of his party more forceful in the United States’ culture war battles is the focus of an article written by Politico reporters Christopher Cadelago and David Siders and published on June 23. “Real Time” host Bill Maher has been bullish on Newsom’s prospects as a future presidential candidate, and Cadelago and Siders discuss the possibility of Newsom someday running for president in their report. Who would you vote for in 2024, Biden or DeSantis? Vote now. “Is the governor positioning himself for a White House run in...
    Hillary Clinton dismissed a 2024 presidential bid on Friday by maintaining Joe Biden will stand again and any move by her into the political spotlight would detract from his efforts to return to the White House. Clinton used an interview with the Financial Times to rule out a strike for high public office. “No, out of the question,” she told the newspaper, pointing to Biden’s professed desire to run for reelection. The former Secretary of State went further by offering a more detailed observation that her entry to the field would take the focus off the incumbent who she would rather support than challenge: First of all, I expect Biden to run. He certainly intends to run. It would be very disruptive to challenge that. Biden has said publicly and privately said that he intends to run for reelection in 2024. As Breitbart News reported, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed his intentions last November even as polling shows he is at odds with the wishes of voters. A majority of voters don’t want President Joe Biden to run for reelection...
    Hillary Clinton wants the country to know she is not running for president again in 2024. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee told the Financial Times in an interview published Friday that another presidential bid was not in the works. "No, out of the question," Clinton told the outlet. "First of all, I expect Biden to run. He certainly intends to run. It would be very disruptive to challenge that." CHARGE: CLINTON AND DNC BREAK PLEDGE TO STOP LYING ABOUT TRUMP DOSSIER Discussing the current state of political affairs, Clinton said the possibility of a Republican recapturing the White House in 2024 was "so frightening." As a result, she explained, doing anything to hurt the Democrats was not a priority. "We are standing on the precipice of losing our democracy, and everything that everybody else cares about then goes out the window," Clinton, who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, said. "Look, the most important thing is to win the next election," she said. "The alternative is so frightening that whatever does not...