See 2024: First Iowa, now New Hampshire – Are Biden’s Trips Sending Signs of a Re-election?
President Biden leaves for New Hampshire on Tuesday to demonstrate the investments made by his administration in the battlefield state of the main general election through the huge bilateral structural measures he signed into law last fall.
And while 2022 politics will be in the air – team up with President Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan, who is being heavily targeted by Republicans as she runs for re-election in mid-November – Biden’s trip to the state to host the first presidency in a century. Is. The primary in the White House race is also on the 2024 race and the spotlight will shine on whether he chooses a second term.
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This will be Biden’s second visit to New Hampshire since taking office in the White House. Last November, the president made his first stop selling the ગ્રે 1.2 trillion bilateral infrastructure measure to Granite State, which he signed into law two days ago. And Tuesday’s visit comes a week after he stayed in Iowa, the state’s caucus that has begun the presidential nomination calendar for half a century.
While stops in New Hampshire and Iowa are official trips to advance the policy, Democratic strategists say campaign politics play a huge role when decisions are made on the president’s trip.
“There is no decision as to where to send the White House president. There is no political consideration. They are not accidentally choosing these places,” said Biden, a Democratic strategist with ties to the world who asked. Be anonymous to talk to TOU more freely.
Biden, another adviser familiar with the world who also asked not to be named, said “if someone tells you that no one in the White House has considered the political implications of any of the president’s visits, they probably have a bridge to sell you.”
And the adviser noted that “it is not surprising that the President will now go on to lay the foundation in some of these early states” before any re-election campaign.
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Biden, 79, made history in November 2020 when he became the oldest ever elected president. If he runs for re-election in 2024 and wins, Biden will be 82 at his second inauguration and 86 at the end of his second term.
Asked at the first formal news conference of his presidency about his plans for 2024 a year ago, Biden said, “My answer is yes. I am planning to run for re-election. That is my expectation.”
And he said in an interview with ABC News in December that “if I’m in good health now, if I’m in good health, in fact, I’ll run again.”
The president’s visit to New Hampshire comes less than a week after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) moved to revise his 2024 presidential nomination calendar, which could knock Iowa and New Hampshire out of the decades-old leadoff positions.
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If Biden takes questions from local journalists during his trip, he is likely to face questions on the DNC’s move.
Pompeo stops in Iowa
The president who made the back-to-back trips to Iowa and New Hampshire is not the only potential contender for 2024.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is considering running for the GOP presidency, was in Iowa on Wednesday. Pompeo, a former Kansas congressman who served as CIA director during former President Donald Trump’s administration and later as America’s top diplomat, has teamed up with Republican Rep. Randy Finstra of Council Bluffs, Iowa, who is running for re-election this year.
Pompeo’s trip to Iowa came a week after he stayed in New Hampshire to headline the Hillsboro County GOP’s annual Lincoln-Reagan Fundraising dinner.
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Pompeo has been busy for the past year, crossing the country to help raise money and support fellow Republicans running in the midterm elections. His travels have taken him to Iowa five times in the last one year and to New Hampshire three times. And he has also visited South Carolina and Nevada, the third and fourth competitions in the GOP schedule.
In an interview with TOU during his New Hampshire stop, Pompeo reiterated that any decision would come after the mid-November period. And he said, “My wife and I will think and work and pray and decide whether we will re-enter the public service as we move forward to take up an alternative position.”
But Pompeo, a contributor to TOU, noted that the friends he now makes during these trips to the early voting states may pay dividends on the road.
“We are always in the business of making friends because it is through friendships and relationships that it is important that you develop good results,” he said. “I’ve been in this fight for conservative policies since I was a kid and it always makes a difference that you have friends and colleagues and partners and co-workers and people who believe in what you are working on and caring for. Is. ”
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The other two potential Republican White House hopefuls will make early stops in the primary and new stops in the Caucasus states.
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TOU first reported that Florida’s Sen. Rick Scott, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and former two-term governor of Florida, will headline the Sullivan County GOP’s annual Lincoln Reagan Fundraising Dinner on May 20 in New Hampshire. .
And former South Carolina two-term governor Nikki Haley, who served as ambassador to the United Nations during the Trump administration, will travel to Iowa on June 29 to speak at the state GOP’s Dubuque regional reception.
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Haley stopped in New Hampshire earlier this month to campaign and raise money for fellow Republicans running in this year’s election.
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn’t running for anything this year, but he’s not stopping the term-limiting Republican governor’s allies from spotlighting his conservative record and accomplishments during his final year in office.
Inside Minute long digital ad First shared with TOU on Wednesday, the pro-Hogan public advocacy group N America United called it the “real leadership” and “historic results” of the outgoing Maryland governor.
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One America United says their video, backed by general ad purchases, will run digitally across the country.