former governor of maryland After eight years as the moderate Republican leader in the blue state of Maryland, he is publicly weighing the 2024 race. He left office in January.
Hogan, a longtime feud with Trump and critical of candidates he supported in the midterm elections, said he saw new room for criticism from the Republican former president. His group recently formed a federal political action committee. But many Republicans see a tough path for candidates like Hogan because many Republican primary voters want someone more right-wing.
Hutchinson, Eight years as governor of Arkansas and just out of office, he kicked off his 2024 ambitions in Iowa and told NBC News in late January that he was “absolutely” considering running for president. He has exacerbated Republican misgivings by urging Republicans to dismiss Trump before the midterm elections, saying in January that the former president played a role in storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The role made him “disqualified” for re-election.
Hutchinson and other lesser-known candidates are trying to raise their profile and raise money for a grueling campaign. Hutchinson has been talking to donors and assessing his ability to raise money for what he sees as an “enduro race.”
Her team is already eyeing potential rivals on the national stage, with an adviser comparing her to DeSantis late last year and a spokesman publicly criticizing the Florida governor’s record on abortion.But it’s not clear whether Noem will take the risk while she recently told CBS News She “doesn’t believe” she needs to run for president, but she also believes “this country needs a visionary to lead us.”
The governor of New Hampshire — a key early primary state — won his fourth term in November by 15 percentage points and has expressed interest in running for president. An outspoken Trump critic, Sununu called the former president “fucking crazy” at last year’s Gridiron Club dinner. (But even as Sununu distanced himself from Trump, he supported a Senate candidate who helped spread Trump’s baseless claims about widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.)
Sununu made it clear in a recent Fox News interview that he is considering a run but is in no rush to make a decision. “A lot of people come to me. A lot of people want me to run. It’s definitely an ongoing conversation we have.” He said “there’s no time frame for a decision.”
yankin, The Virginia governor, who is leaving office in 2021, has repeatedly said he is “ashamed” by speculation that he might run for president, but has made no promises. A former executive at a private equity firm recently made headlines for rejecting the possibility of opening a Ford battery plant in his state; Youngkin cited concerns about the automaker’s partnership with China, but some critics cast his opposition Views viewed as political positioning for potential Republican primary in 2024.
Youngkin is also pushing for further cuts in personal and corporate taxes in Virginia, but is opposed by Democrats, who hold the state Senate majority.