(RepublicanDaily.org) – A host of Republicans are set to challenge former President Donald Trump as the candidate for Republican presidential nominee in the Presidential Election 2024, CNN reported. While there is a long lineup, many of these candidates “don’t stand a chance,” CNN analyzed.
Analysts say “expect a crowded field.” Incumbent Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Senator Tim Scott, former Vice President Mike Pence, and former State Secretary Mike Pompeo are all expected to announce campaigns.
While Republicans hope to challenge former president Donald Trump, they have been “reluctant to use his name,” The New York Times analyzed. The other eligible candidates rarely spoke about him, and former Trump administration-era US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, reportedly “tiptoed” around him when announcing her run early in February.
Trump has meanwhile begun ramping up campaign rhetoric. While his official election campaign previously produced low sum fundraising yields, his super PAC, Make America Great Again Inc., has produced a “war chest” worth of funds that Trump is expected to invest in political advertising.
Aligning with his increasing campaign efforts, Trump is also “changing his tune” on mail-in ballot voting, and ballot collection The Wall Street Journal reported. Trump reportedly has stated his party should “embrace” the tactic of mail-in ballot vote collection, even though he had previously “attacked” the practice. However, Trump remains “critical” of many forms of early voting, The Wall Street Journal reported.
As Republicans prepared to contend for the presidential candidate nomination, a court in Georgia was set to schedule the partial release of a grand jury’s report in the inquiry of whether the Trump campaign tampered with Presidential Election 2020 results, The Washington Post reported.
Political tensions are high surrounding the Trump election grand jury, as the Georgia judge presiding over the court said some witnesses “may have lied under oath,” Business Insider reported.
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