Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) ended speculation about a possible presidential run in 2024 when he confirmed Monday that he will not seek the nation’s highest office.
“No,” Youngkin said told The Wall Street Journal Editor-at-large Gerard Baker when asked if he would “give away” his signature woolen vest that he became famous for during his successful gubernatorial campaign.
Instead, Youngkin plans to focus on the state he was elected to lead during the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election.
“On Nov. 2, Virginians made a different choice. It was a choice to restore parental rights because parents matter. It was a choice to lift the burden on small businesses and bring back more jobs. It was a choice for common sense. The choice was, “Yangkin said.
Youngkin’s remarks came during a Milken Institute “Governing America” event at the Reagan Library.
“I’m going to work in Virginia this year,” Youngkin said added.
“And so our House and Senate are up for full re-election this year. We have a House that is controlled by Republicans and a Senate that is controlled by Democrats,” Gov. Continued. “I want to keep our House, and I want to flip our Senate. And I think we’re doing a really good job in Virginia, and I think this is an opportunity to bring that to the voters.
Yingken was often considered a presidential candidate recently after two of his top outside advisers joined a super PAC supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).
Yingken joins former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the slate of Republicans who have confirmed they are not running for president in the upcoming election cycle.
Leading the currently announced field of candidates are former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, along with former President Donald Trump.
Along with DeSantis, the list of potential candidates also includes prominent Republicans such as former Vice President Mike Pence, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununo, and Sen. Tim Scott (SC).
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