Pompeo to headline fundraiser for Youngkin
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will headline a fundraiser for Virginia gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin in Washington, D.C., next month amid speculation Pompeo is exploring a potential 2024 presidential bid.
Tickets for the fundraiser start at $1,000 per person, while a sponsor and a host can pay $5,000 and $10,000 respectively, according to an invitation obtained by The Hill. The event is slated to take place Sept. 1.
Pompeo is the second potential 2024 candidate and former Trump administration official to hit the campaign trail with Youngkin. Last month former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley campaigned with Youngkin over the course of two days in Richmond and Northern Virginia.
News of the fundraiser comes as Pompeo and other potential 2024 GOP contenders work to connect with GOP voters amid speculation they could launch their own bids for the White House. Pompeo delivered an address at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in southern California last month and called for a return to religious values in the U.S.
“To reclaim America, which I believe only our party can do, I believe there is no more important resource than our churches, our synagogues, our mosques, and temples that grace this United States of America,” Pompeo said.
In addition to Youngkin and Haley, former Vice President Mike Pence, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) have been floated as potential 2024 hopefuls.
Cotton announced on Thursday that he will be heading to the early presidential caucus state of Iowa to campaign with Rep. Ashely Hinson (R-Iowa) in her 2022 reelection bid.
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