Glenn Youngkin

Glenn Youngkin joins the campaign for Brian Kemp and the Trump-backed GOP candidates in order to possibly get the 202 presidential bid.

Youngkin is set to headline a rally for Governor of the state. Georgia Republican Brian Kemp on September 27, an aide to the governor of Virginia told CBS News. The event will take place in Alpharetta, Georgia, a Republican-heavy northern city in metro Atlanta.

The planned stop in Georgia comes weeks before he’s campaigning for Kari Lake, Arizona’s GOP gubernatorial candidate. Appearing this fall alongside Lake – who openly accepts former President Donald Trump’s false theories about the 2020 presidential election results – and Kemp, who challenged the former president and defeated Trump’s main rival in June, Youngkin is once again trying to bridge factional differences within his party – and could become one of the few GOP officials to do so this year. now.

Youngkin won a directorial victory from behind last year with a relentless focus on education policy, an issue that has become a priority in a state where college-related closures have been made. The pandemic has pushed the school calendar up a notch and led to some emotional school board meetings. attract national attention.

He has also successfully bridged ideological and stylistic divisions in the GOP by accepting endorsements from Trump and allowing the former president to voice his support for
but never appearing with him in battle election translation.

Already this year, he campaigned with Tudor Dixon, the GOP candidate for governor of Michigan who also supports Trump’s baseless theories about the 2020 election, and he has helped raise money for Joe Lombardo, a GOP candidate for governor of Nevada last week. Aides say his trip will take him to Kansas, New Mexico, and Oregon in the coming weeks.

The ongoing national tour places Youngkin among dozens of Republican officials who are taking steps to prepare for a possible presidential campaign, especially if Trump pulls out of a race. other.

The former president has continued to hint at an announcement this fall while preparing his political team despite several ongoing state, federal and congressional investigations into business practices. family business. his family, his relationship with the organizers of the January 6 uprising, and his possession of sensitive government documents. at his property in Florida.

Other Republicans watching the campaign trail in the coming weeks for the 2022 candidates include Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Florida senator. Rick Scott, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.

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