Former Texas Congressman Will Hurd suspends 2024 Presidential Bid

Former Texas Congressman Will Hurd suspends 2024 Presidential Bid

Will Hurd was a covert CIA agent stationed in Pakistan and served three terms in the House until January 2021. Hurd was the sole Black Republican serving in the House for his last two years of service.

He represented the most competitive district in Texas then, which included more than 800 miles of the Texas-Mexico border and was primarily Hispanic. The district stretched from the outskirts of San Antonio to El Paso.

Former Texas Congressman Will Hurd suspends 2024 Presidential Bid

Will Hurd announced his withdrawal from the Republican presidential race on Monday. Hurd had a short campaign centered around criticizing Donald Trump during a period when his party appeared even more committed to supporting the outgoing president.

Hurd declared his candidature for the Republican primary in late July, making him the last significant contender to enter the crowded race.

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He withdrew from the race after failing to garner traction as a reasonable moderate who promised to steer the party away from Trump’s “Make America Great Again” movement. Hurd was not invited to participate in the August GOP debate in Milwaukee or the August GOP debate in Simi Valley, California.

Hurd’s decision to end his campaign comes after that of another Republican contender, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who made history as the first presidential hopeful to do so soon after missing out on the first round of debates.

Hurd was not invited to the Milwaukee event because he did not meet the minimum requirements set by the Republican National Committee for poll support and the number of donations to his campaign.

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Hurd was initially furious that he was unable to attend the debate, claiming that the Republican Party prevented him for not signing a promise committing its presidential contenders to back the winner of the primary, regardless of whether it was Trump.

He claimed that the RNC standards are “arbitrary, unclear, and lack consistency. He said, “This is an unacceptable process for a presidential election.”

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Hurd was not resolute after missing the second debate. “Our campaign is at an inflection point, and we narrowly missed the cut for the second debate,” he wrote on X.

Will Hurd announced his endorsement of Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the UN, for the GOP candidate on X, the former Twitter platform.

He wrote on the platform, “While I appreciate all the time and energy our supporters have given, it is important to recognize the realities of the political landscape and the need to consolidate our party around one person to defeat both Donald Trump and President Joe Biden.”

Will Hurd stated Haley “has shown a willingness to articulate a different vision for the country than Donald Trump and has an unmatched grasp on the complexities of our foreign policy.”

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The 46-year-old has long been a staunch opponent of Trump. Hurd increased the intensity of his public criticism of Trump when the former president was indicted many times.

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