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Texas leaders react to the Trump 2024 presidential race

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Surrounded by American flags at his home in Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday night, Trapped Former President Donald Trump He began his run in the White House in 2024 by declaring that “America’s resurgence begins now.” However, after an underwhelming midterm performance for the party in which he lost several Republican candidates endorsed by Trump, the former president did not receive the resounding support he likely expected from top Texas Republicans.

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Instead, they have focused their attention on the potential presidential run of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who won re-election over rival Charlie Crist on November 8 by nearly 20 percentage points. in addition to, Recent poll commissioned by the Texas Republican Party Show that more conservative Texas voters prefer DeSantis over Trump as their 2024 presidential nominee.

Asked if he thought Trump would become the Republican nominee for the 2024 presidential election on Monday, US Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) He hinted at supporting a rival Republican candidate, telling reporters, “The world has changed dramatically in just the last few weeks, and I don’t expect that he will be the only one running for president in 2024, and I will support a Republican candidate, but I don’t know that it will be him.”

Requested while appearing On the Fox Business Network Varney and company. Tuesday on whether to support Trump’s ad, Senator Ted Cruz He also indicated a desire for a contested Republican primary. “I think we accomplished a lot of good things when Donald Trump was president and if he was the nominee, I would support him enthusiastically. But I also think we’re going to have a process. We’re going to have a primary, we’re going to have a debate.”

in contrast, Attorney General Ken Paxton enthusiastically endorsed it Trump’s campaign for president on Twitter Wednesday morning, writing: “Donald J. Trump’s efforts to secure our borders, project strength around the world, expand economic opportunity, and protect our freedoms have put our nation back on track. I’m proud to endorse a high campaign for the president so he can once again put America first and heal our nation.” Lieutenant Governor. Dan Patrick Taking to Facebook shortly after Trump’s announcement to show his support, he wrote: “After another two years of President Biden and the left-wing policies of the Democrats, Americans will be ready for America to be great again.”

Republican Rep. Wesley Hunt of Texas also issued a certification of Trump’s second presidential bid. “The difference between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden couldn’t be clearer, and that’s why I look forward to supporting Donald Trump’s enthusiasm for the White House,” Hunt said in a statement on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, some Texas Democrats have indicated that if Trump ends up becoming the nominee, it could benefit them in their efforts to turn the Lone Star State blue. Gilberto HinojosaChairman of the Texas Democratic Party, A statement was issued on Tuesday evening In response to Trump’s announcement. “Texas Democrats celebrate by announcing that we have twice, under investigation, subpoenaed, the former president’s 2024 bid for the presidency,” Hinojosa’s statement read. “We look forward to Donald Trump galvanizing Democrats across the country to a fourth consecutive election cycle.”



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