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Although the Klobuchar mission is dedicated to 2022, her trip is causing a stir in 2024, as it is speculated that the 79-year-old President Biden may not seek re-election for a second term, even if he has repeatedly stated that he will run again.
Klobuchar, who took a solid third place in the presidential primaries of the Democratic Party of New Hampshire in 2020 – just a few points Senator Bernie Sanderfrom Vermont, and now Secretary of Transportation Pete Butizig – will be the main theme of the dinner and fundraiser on March 5.
“The path to maintaining and expanding the Democratic majority in Congress is through New Hampshire. I am excited to return to the granite state,” Klobuchar said in a statement announcing a return to a decisive battle where the Republican Party seeks to overthrow the Senate. and a seat in the House of Representatives in November by-elections.
Klobuchar returned to New Hampshire in the fall of 2020 to campaign on behalf of Biden and Democrats who did not vote, and last year made another trip to Granite to attend a wedding. On the eve of her upcoming trip, the senator noted that “I am also looking forward to meeting old friends and joining many others in celebrating the hard work and leadership of Senator Martha Fuller Clark.”
The dinner in the coastal town of Portsmouth is being held in honor of Fuller Clark, a former longtime state senator, vice president of the New Hampshire Democratic Party for a decade and a half and a delegate to all Democratic conventions since 1996.
Klobuchar is far from the only Democratic presidential candidate to return to New Hampshire in 2020.
Vice President Kamala Harris, who ended her difficult campaign in the White House two months before the primary and election calendar began, went to Granite State last April to highlight the Biden administration’s investment in broadband.
Butigieg also stopped in the state in December to demonstrate the benefits of the recently adopted $ 1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure measure, which has become the Biden administration’s main domestic achievement.
The president, who held a November event in front of a red-listed bridge in New Hampshire, made the state his first stop for selling iconic legislation after signing the bill just two days earlier.
There has been a lot of chatter and speculation about whether the president will run for re-election in 2024. Biden went down in history in 2020 when he became the oldest man ever elected president. If he campaigns for re-election in 2024 and wins, Biden will be 82 years old at his second inauguration and 86 years at the end of his second term.
Asked last March at the first official press conference of his presidency about his plans for 2024, Biden said: “My answer is yes. I plan to run for re-election. These are my expectations.”
In December, in an interview with ABC News, he said that “if I was healthy now, if I was in good health, then in fact I would run away again.”
Seeking to stop speculation about Harris, who, like Biden, is suffering from declining polls, the president said at a news conference last month when asked about 2024 that “she will be my partner, number one … and number two … I think she’s doing a good job. “
But trips to New Hampshire continue to arrive.
“Some people are preparing for the fact that Biden will no longer run, although it is very likely, and they want to make sure they have their ducks in a row,” – a longtime Democratic strategist, who asked to remain anonymous. speak more freely, Fox News said.
The operative, a veteran of many presidential campaigns, suggested: “I think this is a clear signal that there are serious problems in Harris’s orbit, when people are already trying to travel, and some are actually already traveling to Granite. The state.
Pence makes bus stops in South Carolina
Former Vice President Mike Pence make remarks at the opening ceremony of a private Christian university when he returns in late April at South Carolinaa state that is holding the third competition in the Republican Party’s presidential nomination calendar.
Fox News was the first to report on Friday, the former vice president will visit the state capital of Palmetto to speak at the April 30 opening at Columbia International University, which calls itself a conservative, biblical school.
As previously reported, Pence will return to South Carolina in a few days, in early May, to speak at a dinner on behalf of the Carolina Pregnancy Center, a Christian institution that provides counseling, supplies and adoption services to women who choose to go unplanned. pregnancy.
The center, located in Spartanburg in the conservative northwest corner of the state, has become a must-see for some Republican presidential candidates in recent election cycles as they flocked to South Carolina to showcase their credentials in support of life before state NGOs. conservative republican primary voters.
Since the death of the former president Donald TrumpThe Russian administration a little over a year ago Pence made three trips to South Carolina, which for decades played a key role in determining a possible Republican flag bearer.
During his long political career as a congressman, governor of Indiana and vice president, Pence has long been known as a friend of the Social Conservatives because he insisted on restrictions abortion.
Hogan excludes 2022, but not 2024
republican Governor Larry Hogan with Maryland on Tuesday officially ruled out the election Senate this year. However, the limited-term governor – who in his eighth and final year runs the blue state of Maryland – has left the door wide open for a potential 2024 Republican party. nomination for president bet.
Hogan, who was cared for by some top Republican Senate in the capital to launch a Republican claim against Democratic Senator Chris Van Holen in the 2022 by-elections, said at the end of a press conference in the Maryland state of Anapolis.
“I want to postpone the question that some of you have asked me,” the governor said. “I want to inform you that I will not be a candidate for the United States Senate.”
Hogan, a vocal Republican critic of former President Donald Trump, seemed to have left the door wide open for his party’s possible nomination for president in 2024.
The governor said his decision not to run for the Senate this year “does not mean I plan to sit aside when it comes to the serious challenges facing our country and our democracy. I am going to continue to call it as I see it this and I will continue to talk about the divisions and dysfunctions in Washington and about fixing the broken policy. ”
Looking ahead, he noted this “My current job as governor lasts until January 2023, and then we’ll look and see what the future holds after that.”