Ted Cruz revealed his 2024 plans.
He stated over the weekend in Texas that he will run for reelection as Lone Star in 2 years. But, less than a week ago after Trump’s announcement of his intentions to be a candidate for the 2020 GOP nomination, his presidential plans remain open.
Cruz made remarks at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual conference, which is usually the starting point of the GOP nominee process. This announcement was made four days after Trump announced he would run for reelection.
The Washington Examiner reports that he concluded his talk by talking about his 2018 election battle, and asking for donations to support his bid in 2024.
Cruz stated again in a press conference that he will seek another term as senator.
“I’m running for reelection in the Senate. I’m focused on the battles in the United States Senate,”Cruz spoke to reporters. “We need to stand and fight against these policies that are inflicting so much harm on Americans across this country.”
He also did not rule out the possibility of a presidential campaign.
“You can consider whatever you like,” Cruz said after a reporter asked if running for reelection means he shouldn’t be considered a presidential contender any longer. “There will be plenty of time to discuss 2024 presidential. I get that that is a lot of fun in the media to do. There will be plenty of time for that.”
Cruz finished second to Trump in 2016 because he emerged from an crowded GOP field which also included former Florida Governor. Jeb Bush failed to get traction in the Republican electorate, despite spending $130million on his campaign.
The Examiner added:
According to Senator Ted Cruz, the event was among his most enjoyable. Republicans also have a tradition of choosing the runner-up at the next open primary. These two facts would indicate that a Cruz presidential run is possible. But Trump’s decision to run has complicated the senator’s plans.
Cruz stated for several months that he would not make any decision until he had a clear idea of Trump’s plans. He indicated that Cruz was not eager to get involved in another race with Trump to win the nomination. Trump announced his White House plans Tuesday night in an address from Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach.
President Joe Biden seems set to run for another term in 2024, despite turning 80 Sunday. There are also increased questions regarding his mental health.
Trump announced his decision during Tuesday’s speech at Mar-a-Lago.
“America’s comeback starts right now,”Trump addressed a crowd of supporters. “Unlike other presidents, I kept my promises.”
“The world was at peace, America was prospering, and our country was on track for an amazing future— because I made big promises to the American People and, unlike other Presidents, I kept my promises,”He said. “Under our leadership, we were a great and glorious nation, something you haven’t heard for quite a long period of time. We were a strong nation, and importantly we were a free nation. Now, we are a nation in decline. We are a failing nation.”
Trump declared: “I am tonight again announcing my candidacy for President of the United States.”
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FEC: Trump filed papers for his presidential campaign in 2024.
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Trump responded to reporters when asked who he’d pick for his running mate. “I’ll let you know very soon.”
Rep. Elise Stefanik from New York is one name that rose to the top in recent months.
In a September Foreign Policy story titled, “Elise Stefanik Is Most Likely to Succeed,”These are the details that were provided by the authors. “A young woman once hailed as the future of the Republican Party embraces Trumpism to stay that way.”
Meanwhile, in late May, CNN published a report speculating that Stefanik is likely a frontrunner.
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