(TheRedWire.com) – Senate Republicans are worried that the more crowded the GOP’s primary gets, the more likely former President Donald Trump will be to win the party’s nomination again. Until Tuesday, Trump was the only major Republican to have launched a presidential campaign in 2024.
On Tuesday, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced that she would run for the White House. With this move, she became the first Republican to challenge Trump in the primary.
However, there are speculations about a number of other Trump administration officials, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former Vice President Mike Pence, who are allegedly considering running in 2024. In South Carolina, Haley’s home state, Sen. Tim Scott is also considering running for the White House.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is believed to be Trump’s biggest competition in 2024 if he does run, while a number of other governors and former governors are also considering placing a bid on the White House. These include New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin.
Usually, there are also a number of presidential candidates coming from the Senate, however, 2024 might prove to be an anomaly.
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) told the Hill that they are concerned that they might have a repeat of the previous primary where upwards of 15 people were trying to win the nomination. He added that this was not something they wanted to see again.
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