Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has reportedly decided to put his potential 2024 presidential run on hold for now. Instead, the Republican governor is focusing on helping his party win crucial legislative elections in Virginia this November.
According to The New York Times, Youngkin hopes that flipping the state legislature to a Republican majority will boost his national profile and give him a better chance of winning a future presidential bid. However, he has struggled to gain traction in the polls so far.
Youngkin’s top advisers have also left to work for a super PAC that supports Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is widely believed to be preparing for a presidential run.
Some Republicans are already endorsing former President Donald Trump’s potential 2024 campaign, saying that the party needs to unify behind a strong candidate.
It remains to be seen who will emerge as the Republican front-runner in 2024. But for now, Youngkin is focused on Virginia and helping his party win crucial victories in November.