With Donald Trump back in the race for the White House in 2024, Americans are likely expecting there to be some unorthodox political maneuvers coming our way. Trump is the guy that we hired to slice the status quo to smithereens, and that sort of figurative omelette is going to require the breaking of a whole lot of eggs.
In fact, this penchant for the unpredictable has already struck, with Trump announcing his 2024 candidacy before the final races of the 2022 midterms are completed.
And, in addition to this already-unique decision, it appears as though many within the GOP aren’t going to be acquiescing to Trump’s proclaimed status as the presumptive nominee either, with perhaps the most glaring example being Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has been raising his national profile rapidly over the last few months.
But now it’s his neighbor to the north who appears to have higher aspirations, and it’s someone that Donald Trump is already not terribly fond of.
Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to create a Political Action Committee (PAC).
Axios reported Sunday the governor initiated the process to create Hardworking Americans Inc., which will “allow the Republican to boost his national profile” as a possible signal for a U.S. Senate run or even a 2024 run.
“Kemp’s unique success defeating a Trump-backed opponent in a primary and a Democrat in a key battleground has made him something of a case study for Republicans. It’s also paved the way for speculation about his future national ambitions,” Axios noted.
“A federal PAC allows Kemp to influence races across the country and donate money to other candidates, including in Republican primaries,” it added.
But will he run in ’24?
Should Kemp decide to go federal with his profile, he will likely run for U.S. Senate in 2026 when Democrat John Ossoff faces reelection. Kemp has given no indication of running for president in 2024.
Kemp and Trump have been feuding slightly ever since 2020’s presidential election, when Kemp was unwilling to entertain Trump’s theories about the validity of the electoral process in Georgia.