With our nation continuing to foment the sort of political turbulence that we haven’t seen since the late 1850’s, all eyes are on the 2024 election and the decisions yet to be made about who will be running.
On the left, there are serious doubts about the viability of Joe Biden’s potential candidacy, as the current President continues to flounder in the polls, having now reached an historically low approval rating.
And on the right, things are shaking up as well. Where we once saw Donald Trump as the presumptive nominee and ideological leader of the GOP’s loudest voting bloc, we are now witnessing a vast number of Republicans who no longer appear afraid to challenge him publicly. This is includes his former Vice President, who this week is competing with Trump vicariously in Arizona.
Pence on Monday endorsed real estate developer and Arizona Board of Regents member Karrin Taylor Robson in next month’s GOP gubernatorial primary in the race to succeed term-limited GOP Gov. Doug Ducey.
The former vice president called Taylor Robson “the best choice for Arizona’s future” and emphasized in his statement that “as Arizona Democrats pursue the reckless Biden-Harris agenda, Karrin Taylor Robson is the only candidate for governor that will keep Arizona’s border secure and streets safe, empower parents and create great schools, and promote conservative values.”
The competition will become rather direct in the coming days.
Both Pence and Trump will be in Arizona on Friday to campaign with the respective candidates they are backing, which will likely lead to split-screen images of the former running mates who may end up facing off against each other in the 2024 GOP presidential nomination race.Advertisement - story continues below
Trump will be headlining a rally in Prescott Valley, Arizona – about 90 miles north of Phoenix – for Lake as well as three other GOP candidates the former president’s endorsed – venture capitalist Blake Masters for Senate, Abe Hamadeh for Arizona attorney general, and state Rep. Mark Finchem for Arizona secretary of state.
Pence will be teaming up with Robson Taylor for two events – one in the Phoenix area and a border security event near Tucson.
Pence has refused to rule out his own possible 2024 run for the White House, setting up the very real possibility that we’ll see him taking on his former boss in the primaries.