The first Republican candidate to officially challenge President Donald Trump for the White House in 2024 is former mayor of Rhode Island's Cranston, Allan Fung.
In a video statement, Steve Laffey, the former mayor of the city of Cranston, announced his intention to run for president of the United States. He is the second Republican candidate to enter the race after Donald Trump in November last year.
"In his statement, Laffey said that he decided to run for president because the country needs a leader who can immediately address the issues that it is facing. He also noted that his party and the country's elected officials have failed to come up with a comprehensive solution to the financial crisis."
Statement from Mayor @stevelaffey: https://t.co/KCEAn0LaYz pic.twitter.com/EyMpfQ4EY8
— Raymond; Host of Ray-ality TV (@RaymondB916) February 2, 2023
After failing to win a Senate seat in Rhode Island, Laffey moved to Colorado. According to the Providence Journal, he will be focusing his attention on New Hampshire to try and get on the debate stage. He said that he would like to discuss the various issues that affect the country, such as Social Security.
"According to Laffey, those who are considered to be the "Greatest Generation" should stop stealing from the future generation. He said that issues such as abortion will not be discussed during the debates unless he is there. He would also tell people if he is pro-life but says he is pro-social security."
In an interview with the Boston Globe, Laffey dismissed the notion that he was a long shot to become the next president of the United States. He noted that he was right for the times.
Steve Laffey knows he's got just as much chance as Nikki Haley so why not. https://t.co/W1HGqsfh04
— The Prudentialist (@MrPrudentialist) February 3, 2023
According to reports, former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley is expected to be the next candidate to enter the race for the presidency in 2024. She announced on Wednesday that she would be holding a special announcement on February 15.
Larry Hogan, a former governor of Maryland, said that he has given serious consideration to running for president. He also stated that he doesn't think that Trump will be the nominee of the Republican Party.
During an interview on Fox News, Hogan said that the Republican Party needs a candidate who can appeal to a wider range of people. He also noted that the party needs to win over swing voters in order to get back on track. Some of the possible candidates that he mentioned include Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and John Bolton.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Valiant News.