Reports: Presidential buzz surrounds Youngkin

FILE - Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin speaks during news conference announcing the Department of Education report on education Thursday May 19, 2022, in Richmond, Va. A GOP sweep of Virginia’s 2021 statewide elections, and particularly Youngkin’s win, appears to have energized the Republican field in two of the country’s most competitive U.S. House races. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)(AP/Steve Helber)
There’s some presidential buzz around Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, and more and more, he seems to be embracing it.

Youngkin is new to politics, but there is growing speculation that the Republican may ultimately run for president in 2024.

The Washington Post reported Youngkin flew to New York last week to meet privately with GOP megadonors. And next week, Youngkin will headline his first out-of-state political event since taking office with an appearance in Nebraska.

When he was asked on Fox News whether he’s considering a run for the White House, Youngkin replied by saying, “we’ll see what comes next.”

Youngkin was just elected last year and is a political newcomer.

Youngkin became a national figure after winning the governor’s race in Virginia, a state that went for President Joe Biden by 10 points.

He’s not the only D.C.-area governor possibly considering a presidential run.

In Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan said that he has been invited to attend this summer’s Iowa State Fair, a key stop for candidates with presidential aspirations.

Nick Iannelli

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