Current and former governors offer insight into what could be a contentious 2024 presidential election
Leading into what is expected to be a contentious 2024 presidential election, current and former governors took to the Sunday talk shows to offer insight into the next race for the White House.
Former New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie said on ABC’s This Week that most of the candidates jumping in the GOP presidential race will mostly be former or current governors along with former President Donald Trump.
“What it’s going to be is a field of Donald Trump, I think, current and former governors, and maybe a senator,” Christie said. referring to Senator Tim Scott, RS.C., who is also speculated to be considering running for president.
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As it stands, no governor has yet formally announced a 2024 bid. Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is set to announce his campaign on Wednesday with others possible candidates such as Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis still waiting in the wings to contest the GOP nomination against Trump.
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Govt. Chris Sununu, RNH. who is considering a run for the Oval Office himself, told CBS’ Face the Nation “we need results-driven leadership” and criticized former GOP leaders for failing to follow conservative priorities.
“Whether it’s cutting taxes, being pro-business, regulatory reform, the immigration stuff that we were told would happen in 2017 and 2018 as Republicans, and it didn’t,” Sununu said. “We were told health reform would happen, it didn’t. We were told we would secure the border, and we didn’t.
As the GOP field is set to swell this week, national Democrats appear largely united behind President Joe Biden, whose recent State of the Union address was interpreted by many observers as a precursor to announces a bid for re-election in 2024.
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Despite concern over Biden’s low poll numbers, Gov. Phil Murphy, DN.J., said on NBC’s Meet the Press that Biden “has what it takes” to serve a second term as president.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., also said “Biden is in great shape” on ABC’s This Week.
“I think Biden’s stature and what this Congress, this Democratic Congress, the Senate and the House have done, will rise even further in the eyes of the American people. So I’m optimistic,” Schumer said.
On NBC’s Meet the Press, Governor Spencer Cox, R-Utah, who plans to run for re-election in 2024, said he would take a governor for president “any day of the week.”
“I prefer governors. That’s the easy call for me,” Cox said.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Ahead of the 2024 presidential primaries, governors are offering a preview