RINOs Lining Up Shadow Primary To Take On Trump
The RINOs are once again attempting to stop 45th President Donald Trump.
A new report from AP outlines a group of anti-Trump RINOs are likely to make their case that they should challenge Trump in the 2024 primary. The report also hints that it is likely whatever one is viewed as most likely to stop Trump will run in 2024.
The names mentioned were RINO Governor Larry Hogan, RINO Rep Liz Cheney, and RINO Rep Adam Kinzinger but more could also run.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is planning trips to Iowa and New Hampshire. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., is considering a rough timeline for a potential presidential announcement. And allies of Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., are openly talking up her White House prospects.
More than two years before the next presidential election, a shadow primary is already beginning to take shape among at least three fierce Republican critics of former President Donald Trump to determine who is best positioned to occupy the anti-Trump lane in 2024.
Their apparent willingness to run — even if Trump does, as is widely expected — represents a shift from previous years when “Never Trump” operatives failed to recruit any GOP officeholders to challenge the incumbent president. But with the 2024 contest almost in view, the question is no longer whether one of Trump’s prominent Republican critics will run, but how many will mount a campaign and how soon they will announce.
Those close to Cheney, Hogan and Kinzinger expect one of them, if not more, to launch a presidential bid after the 2022 midterms. While all three are nationally known to some degree, their goal would not necessarily be to win the presidency. Above all, they want to hinder Trump’s return to the White House, at least compared with 2020, when his allies cleared the field of any Republican opponents and persuaded some states to cancel primary contests altogether.
The evidence shows this effort will end in an embarrassing fashion for the RINOs. GOP primary polls show strong support for Trump and almost no support for the RINO wing of the party.
In many cases, the RINO candidates can barely top 1%.
President Donald Trump held a commanding lead over seven other Republicans in a hypothetical 2024 GOP primary poll taken this week.
According to a Harvard CAPS Harris Poll, 47 percent of Republicans voters would support Trump in a primary, a wide lead over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who came in second place with 10 percent.
Former Vice President Mike Pence came in third place with nine percent, and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley took fourth place with six percent. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took fifth place with four percent, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott took sixth with three percent, and former Sec. of State Mike Pompeo and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tied with one percent.