Youngkin Will Not Seek Presidential Campaign In 2023

'I’m Going To Be Working In Virginia This Year'

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin will reportedly not seek a 2024 presidential run.

The Virginia Governor has been speculated to seek higher office since his 2021 victory against former Democratic challenger and former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

“I’m going to be working in Virginia this year,” Governor Youngkin told Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker at the Milken Institute in Los Angeles per the New York Post.

“I want to hold our House, and I’d like to flip our Senate. And I think we’re doing a really good job in Virginia, and I think this is a chance to bring that to voters,” Youngkin continued, saying he hopes he can work with state lawmakers to bring “common-sense solutions to bear” on challenges Virginians are facing.


“So in the words of LBJ, you will not seek and, if nominated, you will not serve and accept the Republican nomination for president of the United States?” Baker asked.

“We’ll leave that one to LBJ,” Youngkin replied.

One of Youngkin’s aides clarified the Virginia Governor was referring to announcing a campaign in 2023, which allows the possibility for Youngkin to announce in 2024, according to NBC News.

Other potential candidates considered to seek higher office include former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

DeSantis has been heavily speculated to enter the Republican primary and will reportedly launch a campaign in mid-May, according to one GOP operative familiar with the Florida governor, per NBC News.

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