Several top GOP donors, panicked about their current choices, are holding back 2024 money with the long-shot dream of luring an alternative to former President Trump into the presidential race at the last minute.
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp are getting secret overtures from establishment Republicans — and haven’t ruled out running, top sources tell Axios.
This (probably futile) quest for anyone-but-Trump is an indictment of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — who was seen as Trump’s top challenger but is struggling for traction ahead of Wednesday’s first GOP debate. Youngkin, if he announces, wants to wait until after what he hopes will be big GOP wins in November’s legislative races in Virginia.
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