The excitement over 2024's GOP presidential primary is getting hotter as a number of senators, among them Tim Scott (R-SC) and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, visited Iowa. Iowa is the first state to vote in the primary election.
Which GOP candidate in 2024 will have the greatest chances of winning important swing states? It could be one of the governors who are the most popular with GOP voters — Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Kristi Noem (R-SD). Other names being considered as vice-presidential candidates include Nikki Haley, Kim Reynolds (R-IA) as well as the possibility of a “unity ticket” featuring former congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI).
A DeSantis-Noem- ticket could inspire the GOP to cast a vote in crucial swing states due to their record with regard to Florida as well as South Dakota, especially their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. They allowed businesses to remain open, did not enforce vaccination requirements, but they encouraged people to get their vaccines; however, other states like California prevented small businesses from opening. This meant that Florida as well as South Dakota had booming economies.
A number of swing states will be playing by 2024. Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, and Georgia.
In the event that the GOP is trying to shift its tactics to target college-educated females as well as Hispanic voters, the nine swing states are vital and could determine the outcome of whether the GOP candidate wins or loses in the primary election. As the GOP is trying to build this broad group of voters, which includes suburban voters who supported Joe Biden in 2020, they'll have to pick the right candidate to win in 2024.
The biggest challenge for the GOP will occur in the general elections. As more and more people migrate across states in huge amounts to Florida or South Dakota, DeSantis and Noem may be in a position to enjoy smooth sailing in 2024. It is essential to be able to win most swing states, and all states that are Republican-controlled. In Virginia, Glenn Youngkin became the governor of the state in which Joe Biden won 54 percent of the vote in the 2020 election. The same strategy could be employed in the presidential race that was won by the two candidates, DeSantis and Noem.
While there have been many candidates that have been interested in running, Former Vice-President Mike Pence, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and, obviously, ex-President Donald Trump — it appears that due to the way of governing of DeSantis and Noem the two have become popular figures in the GOP. The DeSantis-Noem team could attract Trump supporters, Independents, moderate Republicans, and moderate Democrats in swing states to vote for their candidates in November. Since the GOP is seeking to expand its base, including everyone from both parties, it is essential to guarantee a win in the election of November 2024.