Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin appears to be at least mulling a 2024 campaign for President of the United States.
Speculation regarding Youngkin’s possible bid for the Republican nomination for President began right when the Governor won his election in 2021.
In a blue state that Biden carried by more than 10 points in 2020, Youngkin’s victory showed the businessman and philanthropist was capable of winning over a moderately left-wing electorate.
Now, the speculations about Youngkin‘s run are gaining steam after the Governor met privately with Republican mega donors recently in Manhattan.
The Washington Post reports:
“The day-long visit, which was not listed on Youngkin’s public calendar and included a trio of national TV interviews, comes as the new governor prepares to headline his first out-of-state political event since taking office, with an appearance next week in Nebraska. He also has begun speaking more often about the needs of “Americans,” not just “Virginians,” and has subtly changed how he answers questions about whether he will seek the White House.
“I am always humbled by this request, but we have a lot of work to do today in Virginia,” Youngkin told Brian Kilmeade last week, as the “Fox & Friends” co-host queried him about a run during an interview in Richmond. But when Kilmeade pressed him on whether he’d made a decision, Youngkin seemed to acknowledge that he was actively considering a bid, saying,“I have not made a decision yet.”
Youngkin appeared to encourage the speculation in a separate Fox interview that aired Monday, when Kilmeade noted that there’s “a buzz about you running for president.”
“We’ll see what comes next,” Youngkin replied.
Matthew Moran, a former deputy chief of staff for Youngkin who is transitioning to a new role as his full-time senior political adviser, confirmed that the governor met separately with three Republican megadonors in Manhattan on June 23…”