Former President Donald Trump said he will return to Iowa and Georgia for rallies, making speculation about a 2024 run for the White House.
Trump announced his intentions to return to these states on the Todd Starnes show while discussing crowd sizes at recent rallies in Alabama and Ohio.
“We’re doing some more,” he said. “We’re going to Iowa. We’re going to Georgia. We’re going to some others.”
Politico also reports that: “Former President Donald Trump plans to hold a rally in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa as he continues to tease a third run for the White House.”
Former vice president Mike Pence, former UN ambassador Nikki Haley, and former secretary of state Mike Pompeo, have all traveled to Iowa this year for GOP fundraisers or to address conservatives in the state. So too have South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.).
The dates and order of the 2024 presidential primaries have not been set, but Iowa’s Republican Party Chair Jeff Kaufmann has been appointed to the GOP’s Presidential Nominating Process Committee, indicating that Iowa will continue to lead the pack with the first caucus.
Iowa is a crucial state on the election calendar, traditionally holding the nation’s first nominating contest. Georgia is a key swing state that went for a Democratic presidential nominee for the first time in decades in 2020.