Kristi Noem, the Republican governor of South Dakota, recently stated that former President Trump’s announced reelection attempt in 2024 is not the “greatest opportunity” for the Republican Party.
If we only target one demographic, we’re not reaching out to all of America. Our mission is broader than simply engaging Trump supporters or detractors. “Our mission is to talk to every single American,” Noem, who has been mentioned as a possible GOP candidate for 2024, told The New York Times.
Even though Trump supported Noem’s reelection bid in the 2018 midterms, she now says Trump isn’t “the best opportunity” for the party.
The Republican governor of South Dakota, who just won a second term in office, is still on the list of potential candidates the party is considering to run in Trump’s stead.
Just one week after the Republican Party’s disastrous midterm results, Trump vowed that he will make a third run for the White House. However, a rising number of major figures inside the GOP are distancing themselves from the former president and pushing for another candidate to run.
In the midterm elections, the Republican Party was unable to produce the “red wave” many had predicted. They only narrowly won control of the House of Representatives. Several of Trump’s preferred candidates were soundly defeated.
One midterm indicator that Trump’s influence may not be as effective as once was is the defeat of Trump-backed Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake in Arizona by Democratic secretary of state Katie Hobbs, a race that was so close that it wasn’t called until six days after Election Day.
While Trump predicted last week that he would receive “very little” credit for helping politicians win in the elections, his influence over the campaigns would still be clear.
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