Trump Confronts 2024 Obstacles as He Returns to Campaign Trail

January 30, 2023

“They said, ‘He’s not campaigning’… ‘He’s not doing rallies’… ‘Maybe he’s lost that step,’ Trump told the New Hampshire Republican Party annual meeting in Salem. The South Carolina Policy Council found the governor ahead of Trump in a head-to-head matchup by 52% to 33%. Other Republicans considering 2024 bids include former South Carolina Governor and Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley; former Vice President Mike Pence; former Secretary of State Michael Pompeo; former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson; and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott. Rath said he thinks there’s a genuine possibility that popular Republican Governor Chris Sununu of New Hampshire also challenges Trump. “It’s not surprising that South Carolina is quiet around this event and announcement,” said Amanda Loveday, a Democratic consultant in Columbia.