Governor Youngkin is planning to stump this year for Republican candidates across the country prior to the midterm elections. These trips are spurring more speculation that the Governor is thinking about a run for President in 2024. (Or perhaps a run against Senator Tim Kaine.) In any event, Youngkin will be getting to know candidates and voters across the county.
From the Washington Examiner.com:
Youngkin raised $2.64 million into his political action committee, Spirit of Virginia, a state-regulated PAC without contribution limits, from Jan. 1 through June 30, according to figures shared with the Washington Examiner. The governor’s haul more than doubled what his three immediate predecessors raised during their first six months in office and reveals a chief executive not content to return to private life after concluding the single, four-year term afforded to him under Virginia’s constitution.
The resources Youngkin is raising into Spirit of Virginia and his relatively new federal political nonprofit group, America’s Spirit, are going toward building a political operation dedicated to expanding the governor’s footprint and influence, beyond the Old Dominion, as he considers a 2024 run for the White House. That effort is taking shape in the form of accelerated travel to states, red and blue, to boost Republican candidates requesting his assistance.