Who are the declared candidates running for president in 2024?

16. Will Hurd

Update: On Oct. 9, Hurd took to Twitter to announce that he was suspending his campaign and endorsing Haley. 

Former Republican Rep. Will Hurd, who represented Texas’ 23rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2015-2021, announced his candidacy in a Twitter video published June 22. “The soul of our country is under attack,” he warned.

“Our enemies plot, create chaos and threaten the American dream,” Hurd added. “At home, illegal immigration and fentanyl stream into our country.”

Hurd also described inflation as “still out of control” and noted that “crime and homelessness” were “growing in our cities.” After remarking that “liberals do nothing” to solve the aforementioned problems, Hurd directly called out the leading candidates for president.

“President Biden can’t solve these problems or won’t. And if we nominate a lawless, selfish, failed politician like Donald Trump who lost the House, the Senate and the White House, we all know Joe Biden will win again.”

Proclaiming that “Republicans deserve better” and “America deserves better,” Hurd insisted that “there’s more that unites us than divides us.” He highlighted his career serving on the “front lines of the most pressing fights facing our nation,” recalling how he “hunted down terrorists in the Middle East after 9/11” in addition to serving in Congress and the private sector.

“These experiences have shown me that this moment, that this election has never mattered more. That’s why I’m running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States,” he declared.

Hurd laid out his vision for the country, which included “an America where the economy thrives because we harness technologies like artificial intelligence to grow American jobs” and “an America where every child, regardless of location or age, has access to a safe, world-class education.” He contended that his vision could become a reality if “we focus on our timeless principles and limitless potential” before vowing to “put our American security and prosperity first” and provide “the common sense leadership America so desperately needs.”

Ryan Foley is a reporter for The Christian Post. He can be reached at:

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