Former GOP Rep. Will Hurd Launches 2024 Campaign For President

"The GOP primary field is overflowing with MAGA Republicans desperate to win over the right-wing fringes, and Hurd is just the latest entrant into an incredibly chaotic and extreme 2024 field."

Former GOP Rep. Will Hurd Launches 2024 Campaign For President
Former GOP Rep. Will Hurd Launches 2024 Campaign For President

Will Hurd, a former CIA clandestine agent, is entering the White House race to compete against Trump for the GOP nomination in 2024.

On Thursday, Hurd, a former CIA officer from Texas who decided not to run for president in 2020 after serving three terms in Congress, launched his Republican presidential campaign.

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In an interview, he formally declared his candidacy and submitted the necessary paperwork to the Federal Election Commission.

According to Hurd’s statement to SurgeZircUS, “this is a decision that my wife and I decided to do because we live in complicated times and we need common sense.”

China, inflation, education, and artificial intelligence were Hurd’s top concerns.

“To be frank on this, that we’re not talking about these things,” he said. “I’m pissed that our elected officials are telling us to to hate our neighbors. Our neighbors are not our enemies. They’re our fellow Americans who we just happen to have a disagreement with.”

Hurd went on to say, “These are the issues that we ought to be talking about. And I believe the Republican Party can be the party that talks about the future, not the past.”

Hurd joins a growing Republican field for the nomination, currently dominated by Trump, who ran for the White House for the third time in November.

“The GOP will continue to lose to Democrats if Donald Trump is the nominee,” Hurd told Fox News in May.

When asked by CBS how he can stand out among the candidates, Hurd said, “You can’t be afraid of Donald Trump. Too many of these candidates in this race are afraid of Donald Trump.”

Since Hurd does not like the former president, it is not surprising that he has criticized Trump.

On the other hand, Hurd said, “I’m not satisfied with the field as it stands right now,” pointing to the other actual and likely Republican presidential candidates in 2024. No one effectively challenges Trump or offers a vision for the future.”

Hurd stated, “The soul of our country is under attack” in a campaign launch video that was first shared with Fox News. Our adversaries plot, cause havoc and threaten the American Dream. Our nation is invaded by fentanyl and illegal immigrants from our own country. Still out of control inflation. Our cities see increased crime and homelessness, but liberals do nothing.”

Hurd argued that “President Biden can’t solve these problems—or will not,” taking aim at both Trump and Vice President Biden. We know that Joe Biden will win again if we nominate a lawless, egotistical, and unsuccessful politician like Donald Trump, who has lost the House, Senate, and White House.

The Popularity-based Public Board invited Hurd to the race by looking to attach him to Best, nonetheless.

“Will Hurd spent his career in Congress in lockstep with Donald Trump’s extreme MAGA agenda – voting to rig the economy for the ultra-wealthy, ban abortion nationwide, gut Planned Parenthood, and repeal the Affordable Care Act, all while cozying up to the gun lobby,” said DNC Chair Jaime Harrison.

“The GOP primary field is overflowing with MAGA Republicans desperate to win over the right-wing fringes, and Hurd is just the latest entrant into an incredibly chaotic and extreme 2024 field.”

During a well-publicized book tour for “American Reboot:,” Hurd attracted national attention last year. A Guide for Idealists on How to Complete Big Projects In his book, Hurd urged his party to reevaluate its political approach and offered suggestions for transforming the political system in the United States and maintaining the nation’s competitiveness against China and other powers.

Hurd’s book — which is primarily a diary about experiencing childhood in Texas with a Dark dad and White mother and his CIA and legislative professions, and halfway a solution for his party and the country all in all — appeared to a few political savants as a guide for a potential 2024 White House run.

In addition, Hurd published an 800-word essay in November, the day after the anticipated red wave in the midterm elections turned into a trickle, urging Americans who were dissatisfied with the candidates chosen by the two major parties to participate more actively in the primary elections, which base voters of the Democratic and Republican parties frequently dominate.

“The fact that we have been losing is one of the things that we must acknowledge, and the Republican Party must come to terms with it. I don’t have to tell you that Republicans lost seven of the last eight popular elections. In 2018, we lost the House. In 2020, we lost the Senate and the White House.

In an April interview with Fox News Digital, Hurd emphasized that “we did not take the House back by the margin we should have in 2022.” Iowa is the first state on the GOP primary and caucus schedule.

Hurd stated, “The GOP has an opportunity in 2024, but we need candidates that can appeal to independents and that can appeal to Democrats” when discussing the upcoming year. Everyone believes the nation is headed in the wrong direction, so they want that.”

During his final two years in Congress, Hurd was the only Black Republican in the House. This year, he made one trip to Iowa and four to New Hampshire, the first two states on the GOP presidential nominating calendar.

Hurd joins a primary field that includes Trump, former Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, Nikki Haley, former South Carolina Gov. Tim Scott, and former two-term governors. Two-term South Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, multimillionaire entrepreneur and conservative commentator Vivek Ramaswamy, Michigan businessman Perry Johnson, radio talk show host and former California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder, and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez are among the candidates.

Hurd told Fox News earlier this year that “the person with the most money doesn’t always win” and that “the message matters” when asked how he can compete with more well-known candidates with larger war chests.

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Hurd seems to be keeping his distance from the current political battles over abortion, transgender rights, “wokeism,” and other hot-button social issues, which dominate many of the discussions in a Republican Party reshaped by Trump and focused on fighting the left. He is preaching an optimistic message of unity.

At a major Republican 2024 presidential cattle call in Iowa in April, Hurd stated, “If there’s one thing you need to know about me.” America, in my opinion, is the greatest nation on earth, and we’re better together.”

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