Trump, different potential GOP presidential contenders talking at early 2024 cattle name
The highway to the subsequent Republican presidential nomination winds by means of Nashville, Tenn., later this week.
Former President Donald Trump is the largest identify amongst a handful of potential 2024 GOP White Home hopefuls talking on the Religion and Freedom Coalition’s annual “Highway to the Majority” convention, which will get underway Thursday in Music Metropolis.
The general public advocacy group, based over a decade in the past by the Christian Coalition’s Ralph Reed, advocates for social conservative positions and its annual convention attracts 1000’s of Republican and conservative leaders, strategists, activists, and evangelical voters.
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The group touts that their gathering is “the nation’s premiere pro-faith, pro-family occasion” and so they clarify that “this annual convention is designed to empower conservative activists to combat for his or her values on the polls and within the public enviornment and to equip attendees with the data and connections they should drive engagement and voter turnout.”
Whereas November’s midterm elections, when the GOP goals to win again the within the Home of Representatives and the Senate, is on the high of the agenda on the confab, 2024 can also be very a lot on the radar.
The group known as the previous president, who constantly flirts with making a 2024 bid to try to return to the White Home, “a loyal buddy to individuals of religion.”
However Trump is much from the one potential contender addressing the convention.
Additionally talking are former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who served as ambassador to the United Nations in the course of the Trump administration; former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a former congressman from Kansas who served as CIA director and later as America’s high diplomat underneath Trump; and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, a rising star within the GOP.
Two different well-known Republican lawmakers who might have nationwide ambitions are additionally addressing the convention – Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas.
Fox Nation will dwell stream the convention.
Vice President Harris South Carolina cease in highlight
Vice President Kamala Harris returned to South Carolina on Friday for the primary time since she and President Biden took workplace.
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And whereas the vp’s predominant mission was to assist elevate cash for South Carolina Democratic Occasion – she headlined the get together’s annual Blue Palmetto Dinner in Columbia – she was additionally there to say “thanks” and to presumably ship a sign.
Harris in 2019 campaigned extensively within the state – which holds the fourth contest and first southern major within the Democrats’ presidential nominating calendar – in the course of the the-senator’s unsuccessful 2020 White Home bid. Harris ended her marketing campaign a few months earlier than South Carolina held its major.
However Biden’s landslide victory within the major – the place Black voters play an outsized position in Palmetto State Democratic politics – boosted Biden in direction of the nomination, following dismal showings in Iowa’s caucuses, New Hampshire’s major and a distant second place end in Nevada’s caucuses. And after securing the nomination, Biden named Harris as his working mate and their basic election victory made the senator the nation’s first feminine and first Black vp.
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“We see how South Carolina brings crucial illustration to the presidential nominating course of…and we see how South Carolina Democrats set President Joe Biden and me on a path to the White Home,” Harris stated as she thanked the viewers.
The largest guessing recreation within the Democratic Occasion is whether or not the president will run for reelection. The 79-year-old Biden has stated a handful of occasions that if his well being stays good, he’ll search a second time period. If he campaigns for re-election in 2024 and wins, Biden can be 82 at his second inaugural and 86 on the finish of his second time period.
If Biden doesn’t run, Harris can be thought-about the front-runner for the nomination. However the vp – like her boss – is saddled with underwater approval scores.
Democratic South Carolina state Sen. Marlon Kimpson informed Fox Information that “individuals listed here are preparing within the occasion there may be some change of place by the president.”
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And Kimpson, who was one of many first excessive profile South Carolina Democrats to endorse Biden in the course of the major marketing campaign, emphasised that the cease by Harris in South Carolina is “a sign that if he [Biden] decides to not run, she’ll be ready to step in and a run a marketing campaign.”
However Kimpson famous that the vp “has some work to do.”