President Donald J. Trump tossed his hat in the ring and announced on Tuesday night that he will seek for reelection as the 47th President. He is intent on returning to the White House.
Trump filed the official FEC papers for candidacy and told the audience assembled at Mar-a-Lago that “America’s comeback starts right now.”
After Trump announced his candidacy after two years of tantalizing his followers, new doubts arose over his choice of running mate.
Now, the issue is who will be the Vice President’s pick following the historic and humiliating resignation of Republican Mike Pence, whose treachery has saddened the nation.
Martin Walsh reminded readers of the Conservative brief that Politico reported a year ago, citing an unidentified Trump associate, that the former president is likely to select a running mate “from three general lanes of candidates: women, conservatives of color or a trusted adviser.”
“One person, in particular, might be emerging as a potential early contender for the No. 2 spot on the ticket,” Walsh reported, adding:
“On Wednesday, Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds was elected as the chairwoman of the Republican Governors Association.”
The RGA is excited to announce that our Iowa 👸 is the new chair of @GOPGovs.
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— The RGA (@GOPGovs) November 17, 2022
Kimberly Kay Reynolds, according to her bio, is an American politician who has served as the 43rd governor of Iowa since 2017. Reynolds, a Republican, served as the 46th lieutenant governor of Iowa from 2011 to 2017.
In a 2021 article published in The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Bob Vander Plaats, CEO of the Christian conservative group the Family Leader, stated that Reynolds would make an outstanding vice president.
“As a matter of fact, I think she would be a great presidential candidate right now,” Vander Plaats said. “She has a lot of stock across the country of how she has led during COVID, how she has led through the racial unrest, and a lot of other things.”
“Iowa in many ways has been a model. I watched her on Laura Ingraham’s [Fox News] show with five different governors, and she just stood out,” he continued. “So I think Gov. Reynolds — obviously, it’s up to her, she’s not going to run for president — but she would make a very compelling VP choice.”
In February, a Washington Post column described Reynolds as a possible “Republican star on the rise.”
“In addition to Reynolds, media reports have also suggested Trump could be considering Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and New York GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik,” Walsh reported.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
According to Robert Draper, a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, Trump is seriously eying Greene.
Draper said in an interview with The Daily Beast’s “New Abnormal” podcast “that Greene had risen quickly in her first term in Congress by using the same tactics she honed as a right-wing social media influencer harassing Democratic staffers, and she could shoot to the second-highest office in government,” Raw Story reported. CONTINUE READING…