Does Ted Cruz Stand A Chance In 2024?

Written By BlabberBuzz | Monday, 08 November 2021 20:30

Regaining Republican control of the House and Senate in the 2022 midterm elections is a top priority on Sen. Ted Cruz's political agenda. The Texas Conservative views Tuesday's elections as "enormously consequential."

"I think the elections in Virginia, the elections in New Jersey, they’re foreshadowing what’s coming next year in 2022," Cruz said during an interview with Fox News on Friday night. The comments come ahead of his speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership meeting in Las Vegas.

Republicans captured the Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General offices and recaptured the majority in Virginia's House of Delegates.

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In deep-blue New Jersey, GOP nominee Jack Ciattarelli nearly unseated Democratic incumbent Phil Murphy in the Gubernatorial race, and the Republican Party made gains in the state legislature.

The potential 2024 Presidential candidate prophesied that "2022 is going to be a wave election. It’s going to be an election like 2010," when the GOP decisively recaptured the House and made significant gains in the Senate thanks to a massive red wave fueled by the Tea Party movement.

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Republicans need a net gain of just five seats in the 435-member House to seize the majority lost in the 2018 midterms. And the party needs a net gain of just one seat to grab back a Senate majority lost in January when Democrats won both Senate runoffs in Georgia.

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On Friday, Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, who also addressed the Republican Jewish Coalition, is optimistic about the 2022 midterms.

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"We’re going to take back the Senate, absolutely. What happened this week was historic," Scott told Fox News ahead of his speech. "We’re going to do unbelievably well in 2022 because we have the right message."

Scott, the Chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the reelection arm of the Senate GOP, replied that this week’s victories "absolutely" make it easier to convince GOP Governors Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, Doug Ducey of Arizona, and Larry Hogan of Maryland to run for the Senate next year.

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Cruz, in his speech, told attendees to urge Sununu to run for Senate. "Every person here needs to come up to Chris and say ‘Governor is great, but you need to run for Senate.’ Because this man could single-handedly retire Chuck Schumer as majority leader of the Senate," Cruz said to applause.

While the 2022 midterms were top of mind at the gathering of party leaders, activists, rainmakers, and mega-donors, the confab also appears to be one of the first major cattle calls in the 2024 GOP Presidential nomination race, drawing eight potential contenders, including Cruz and Scott.

Cruz was the runner-up to former President Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican primary and caucus battle. When asked if he’s ruling out another run, he quickly answered, "absolutely not."

"History shows the runner-up in the Republican Party is almost always the next nominee. We’ll see what President Trump decides to do, but I am going to fight to pull this country back from the abyss because this country’s worth fighting for."

"My focus is making sure we get a majority" in the midterms.

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