It seems that Glenn Youngkin’s presidential hopes have hit a bump in the road. The Virginia Republican Governor, who was once seen as a rising star in the party, has reportedly decided to delay his potential 2024 run.
According to The New York Times, Youngkin is instead focusing his efforts on helping Republicans in Virginia’s legislative elections this November. His hope is that by flipping the state legislature to a Republican majority, he can gain more national attention and support for a future presidential bid.
However, Youngkin has so far failed to make much headway in the polls. He has yet to crack 1% in surveys of potential Republican candidates.
To make matters worse, Youngkin’s top advisers have left to work for a super PAC that supports Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. DeSantis is widely believed to be gearing up for a presidential run, although he has not yet made any official announcement.
With the 2024 election looming, it remains to be seen who will emerge as the Republican front-runner. For now, however, it seems that Youngkin’s presidential ambitions are on hold.