World 2024 Watch: Trump super PAC holding top dollar fundraiser this week
Cory Booker's trip to New Hampshire is about 2022 and possibly 2028, but not 2024
Sen. Cory Booker is headed to New Hampshire next month to headline a major state Democratic Party fundraising dinner. The New Hampshire Democratic Party announced Thursday that the senator from New Jersey who unsuccessfully ran for his party’s 2020 presidential nomination will headline the Dec. 11 McIntyre-Shaheen and Eleanor Roosevelt Winter Extravaganza. The gala will help boost the state party’s coffers ahead of the 2022 midterms, when Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan and Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas will be running for reelection in the crucial general election battleground state.
Former President’s super PAC is hosting its largest to date this week.
The Make America Great Again, Again super PAC event on Thursday, Dec. 2, will be held at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Sources in Trump world tell Fox News to expect some of the biggest GOP donors from across the country to attend the function.
The super PAC is steered by former Florida state Attorney General Pam Biondi, who defended the former president at his first Senate impeachment trial. But Trump's adding to the group's leadership. Ric Grenell and Matt Whitaker, who served as acting national intelligence director and acting attorney general during the Trump administration, respectively, are joining the super PAC’s board of directors.
Trump’s Battle to Keep His Grip on His Party
The former president may already be running for president again—or it may be a lot of bluster.Trump might not listen to his former campaign confidante. But the mere fact that someone who worked to elect Trump the first time is rehearsing arguments to stop a comeback suggests that the former president’s tight grip on the Republican Party may be slipping. A few other developments in recent weeks point to the early stirrings of a Republican Party in which Trump is sidelined. Glenn Youngkin’s recent victory in the Virginia governor’s race demonstrated that a Republican candidate could win in a battleground state without yoking himself to Trump.
The beefing up of the former president’s super PAC follows his move to expand his staff at his Save America political action committee, which recently brought on board longtime Trump aide Lynne Patton in a political coalitions building role.
Thanks in part to an aggressive push of text messages, emails, campaign style events and even ads, Trump's been a fundraising juggernaut this year. His three main fundraising operations, which include Save America, reported over $100 million cash on hand as of the end of July, which was the most recent filing period for the groups.
Chris Christie on how he'll save the GOP: 'My play is to try to make sure we get back to winning'
Former GOP Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said his goal is to make sure Republicans get “back to winning again,” adding he “won’t make any decision until 2022” on another run for president.Christie, who ran unsuccessfully for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, argued that if Republicans stop looking backward and instead look forward, the party will win back the House of Representatives and Senate in 2022 and pave the way for 2024.
The brisk fundraising and the expansion of his political operations come as Trump continues to play a kingmaker’s role in GOP politics heading into the 2022and repeatedly flirts with making another White House run in 2024.
For the first time, Trump’s political operation commissioned a poll in a hypothetical 2024 matchup between the former president and.
The survey was conducted in five key battleground states where Biden edged Trump in last year’s election to win the White House. It suggests Trump leading Biden by single digits in Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania and by double digits in Michigan and Wisconsin.
The survey was conducted by veteran Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio, who polled for Trump’s 2016 presidential election victory and his 2020 reelection defeat. Besides the top line numbers in the horse race, Fabrizio pointed to the "wide chasm that currently exists" between Trump’s recalled job approval and Biden’s currently job approval. He told Fox News Trump’s advantage "is staggering given we are only 10 months into Biden’s presidency."
Peter Costello says RBA 'irresponsible' on rates, but who is responsible for housing affordability?
Australia's skyrocketing property market has seen house prices increase 22 per cent in 12 months. As Alan Kohler writes, there's no easy answer to housing affordability.While the RBA has now dropped that wording, the central bank is saying it is "plausible" that rates will stay where they are until 2024.
The poll, which appears to be another sign that Trump’s gearing up for another presidential bid, was first reported by Politico.
In the wake of plenty of speculation the past month on whether President Biden will run for reelection in 2024, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters last week that "that’s his intention."
Psaki’s comments seemed to confirm reports that the president has been telling advisers and staff that he plans to run for a second four-year term steering the country.
Biden, who turned 79 last weekend, made history last November when he became the oldest person ever elected president. If he campaigns for reelection in 2024 and wins, Biden would be 82 at his second inauguration and 86 at the end of his second term.
Asked in March at the first formal news conference of his presidency about his 2024 plans, Biden said, "My answer is yes. I plan on running for reelection. That's my expectation."
And Democratic sources tell Fox News the president repeated that message during a virtual fundraiser earlier this month.
A day ahead of his birthday, the president told reporters, "I feel great," after undergoing the first of his annual physical exams at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
"Nothing has changed. We're in good shape," Biden said.
Sen. Cotton’s push to help Republicans running in 2022 could pay presidential dividends in 2024 .
Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas stops in New Hampshire on Friday to help support fellow Republicans running in the 2022 midterms. But the trip sparks more 2024 speculation."I try to keep busy when I’m on the road," the conservative senator from Arkansas told Fox News ahead of his first stop Friday during a jam-packed one-day swing through New Hampshire, a key general election battleground in the 2022 midterm elections but also the state which for a century has held the first presidential primary.