It’s the latest chapter in the slow-to-build 2024 shadow master by participating in the council race. The candidates are likely to compete with legislators and activists. test campaign model and introduce yourself to voters across the country. That will ultimately determine the party’s next presidential nominee.
And there’s another reason home racing is an attractive playground for those who want to run. That’s the way to get yourself out of the sights of former President Donald Trump, who has clearly shown his interest in bidding back.
“They are trying to figure it out. How do you lay the groundwork without being seen as potentially trying to push the president out of the way?” Former Oregon Rep. Greg Walden, a former NRCC chairman, noted that many potential candidates have served in the Trump administration. say “Until President Trump decides what he will do. I think they can be useful in house racing in their own way. and focus on that and not run after the big elephant in the room.”
2024 candidates are more likely to be interested in more than just the House of Commons. As the midterm elections draw near Contestants must also compete for Senate and Governor Glenn Youngkin, the GOP nominee in this year’s race for governor of Virginia. Supported by Cruise, Hailey and others
But the stakes are particularly high in a closely divided council. with Republicans appearing to be favorites to win the speaker’s hammer. Because they control the broad zoning and historical tendency of the crippling party to win seats in the president’s first mid-term elections.
“They realize that the majority in the council is within our reach. And want to be able to point to the money they earn and the candidates they support to help Republicans when we win the House,” said Dan Conston, president of the Congressional Leaders Fund. Principal said Pro House GOP Super PAC
Presidential hopes are following a dilapidated playbook. Richard Nixon invaded the country for his candidacy in the mid-term of 1966, when Republicans saw gains in the House of Commons. Nixon used the election to kick off a successful presidential bid two years later.
Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, Former Governor of Massachusetts Dozens of Republicans supported during the 2010 elections, when Republicans seized 63 seats and took control of the House of Commons. Two years later, Romney became a GOP nominee.
Matt Waldrip, Romney’s former chief of staff and longtime confidant, said the importance of Romney’s map-wide campaign in the mid-2010s “unexplained”.
“There is no better way to understand the problems facing voters across the country. and building relationships with those who fight for the same ideals as you. Rather than being in a bunker with them during the election campaign,” Waldrip said.
Much of the focus is on home competitions that take place in key states in the presidential nomination process. Numerous prospective candidates gathered behind Iowa Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks as House Democrats weighed whether to turn over her razor-sharp six-vote victory in the 2020 elections (the challenge eventually reduced As Cotton raises money for the Miller-Meeks legal fund, Pompeo uses the Iowa trip to accuse Democrats of trying to “Steal a seat”
Meanwhile, Haley posted no less than half a dozen tweets in support of Miller-Meeks. and ordering supporters to add funds to members of Congress.
The chit-building extends to New Hampshire, where many potential White House contacts have been in contact with Republican Matt Mowers, who is likely to run another House campaign after its 2020 failure. This year, benefiting from Pompeo and Cotton, the state party and ballot candidates.
Special elections have also attracted attention. After Trump endorsed Julia Letlow, a Republican of Louisiana in a race for vacant seats earlier this spring. Many hopefuls have contacted McCarthy and his team to assist current members of Congress. After supporting Letlow Haley has backed Republican Mark Moores in this week’s 11-hour special elections to contest for a seat in New Mexico. The former ambassador has eliminated robocalls, sent messages on voted topics, and raised tens of thousands of dollars through online fundraising.
Participation in congressional races is critical to a former Trump administration official who wants to be in the spotlight without a high office now. Former Vice President Mike Pence, who is working on cross-country fundraising, endorsed Letlow and headlined the Texas Fund for the McCarthy political series earlier this month. Pence is expected to headlines another event for minority leaders this summer.
Pompeo has become an outspoken supporter of the Republican Party since leaving the State Department. During a swing through the Midwest this spring, Pompeo stopped in Iowa to bolster home state Rep. Ashley Hinson and Nebraska Rep. Don Bacon, whose home media market spilled into neighboring Iowa.
Haley is one of the most active potential candidates. Using a newly formed political action committee, Stand for America, to support candidates, she recently traveled to Texas to attend the work of rookie agent Beth Van Duyne, and has sent emails and messages to raise money. to House Republicans
Some of the potential White House hopes are helping House candidates with political profiles match their own. While Haley has emphasized her support for female contestants, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was a special guest at the Republican Representative’s event in the United States. Northeast Andrew Garbarino of New York Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland Outspoken Trump critics was expected to campaign for the weak Republican party running in the battlefield. Just as he did during the 2020 elections.
The hope is that their support will work. and when it’s their turn to perform in four years The Republicans in the Houses they support will return the favor with their own endorsement. The MPs maintain a network of donors and supporters who can criticize the influential presidential primary race.
“Home,” said former Ohio representative Steve Stivers, former NRCC chairman, “will be a good base to have.”