NEW YORK (Dagbladet): Pence announced Friday that he will run for incumbent Georgia Governor, Brian Kemp, ahead of the May 24 Republican primary. He writes this is his clearest breakup with Trump so far AP.
Kemp is a current Republican. The former president has a strong desire to be replaced in the November midterm elections. Kemp refused to accede to Trump’s wish to reverse the state’s result in the 2020 presidential election. Trump then became the first Republican presidential candidate to lose Georgia in 28 years. Shortly thereafter, the Republicans lost both Senate seats to the Democrats.
Brian Kemp is my friend, a man dedicated to the faith, family, and people of Georgia. “I am proud to offer my full support for another four years with Brian Kemp as Governor of the wonderful state of Georgia,” Pence said in a statement.
Pence has also previously taken several steps to distance himself from Trump, and US media wrote that he himself is considering running for president in 2024. Trump is also loudly flirting with the idea of running for reelection again in 2024.
In February, Pence made it clear that he believed Trump was wrong when he claimed that Pence had the ability to reverse an election result while certifying the election result in 2020.
President Trump is wrong. “I have no right to reverse the election,” Pence told ABC News.
He was in Congress on January 6 last year to approve the election result and Joe Biden as the country’s new president, when Trump supporters stormed the building. Pence was threatened with death and his bodyguards had to rescue him.
– about the future
Pence appears to be tired of Trump’s baseless claim that the 2020 elections were stolen from him as a result of widespread electoral fraud.
Elections for the future. We can only win if we are united in an optimistic vision of the future based on our most important values. We can’t win the fight in yesterday’s games, or sue the past, Pence said last March.
Pence also distanced himself from Trump’s statement that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was “cool.”
“There is no place in this party for those who apologize to Putin,” Pence was quoted by the Associated Press as saying.
Trump threw himself entirely into the Republican primaries ahead of the November midterm elections by backing select candidates. This is now seen as a great test of how tight Trump’s grip is on the party.
In Ohio, among others, Trump’s favorite Senate candidate, J.D. Vance, won the primaries last week. But this week, Charles Herbster lost out to Trump’s favorite candidate for governor of Nebraska.
In the coming weeks, Trump will likely suffer several defeats. And in many cases, there are many key people from the Trump government itself, or former advisers and allies now working hard for candidates other than those Trump wants, he writes. Washington Post.
In addition to the situation in Georgia, Trump’s candidates also face strong opposition elsewhere.
– Not unlimited
In Pennsylvania, Trump wants Republicans to run for TV personality Mehmet Oz as a candidate for the Senate. Meanwhile, former Trump Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Senator Ted Cruz are working for another candidate, David McCormick, to win.
The Republican Governors’ Association, led by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, is working for the re-election of Idaho Gov. Brad Little. For his part, Trump wants Deputy Governor Janice McGillchen to take the job.
– It seems that there is a wave of independence in the Republican Party. Trump’s friend and Senator Lindsey Graham tells The Washington Post that Trump has a very big influence on the primaries, but he’s not limitless.
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