Trump Hires Iowa GOP Consultants Indicating Strong Possibility of 2024 Presidential Bid

by Alex Caldwell

President Donald Trump’s Save America PAC hired two political consultants, including Trump’s former state director, who specialize in Republican campaigns from Iowa, signaling Trump’s interest in running for president in 2024.

Specialists Eric Branstad and Alexander Latcham will join Trump’s Save America PAC, as confirmed by Taylor Budwich, a spokesperson for Trump. Branstad previously served as Trump’s Iowa state director and Latcham worked inside the Trump White House in political affairs.

Donald Trump won Iowa in the 2016 and 2020 presidential races by nearly 10 points.

Jeff Kaufmann, chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa, tweeted last week that Trump called him to discuss “Iowa’s farmers and other topics including Iowa’s first-in-the-nation status,” he said referring to Iowa becoming the first state to conduct a primary race during a presidential election.

Although Trump has not formally declared whether or not he will run for president in 2024, he has hinted that he will run numerous times over the past several months.

“We are going to make you very happy,” Trump said during an interview in May when asked about a potential 2024 run.

The 45th president also revealed in July that he has made a decision as to whether or not he will run for president again in 2024. “I can’t reveal it yet. But I absolutely know my answer,” Trump said.

Since teasing a possible third run for president, Trump resumed rallies in Ohio, Florida, and Arizona this summer. He is scheduled to have a rally in Alabama on Aug. 21. Trump has promised to hold many more rallies throughout the 2022 midterm elections.

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