[guest post by Dana]
Just checking in with the Republican Party to see how the next presidential election might shape up:
Former President Donald Trump plans to hold a rally in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa as he continues to tease a third run for the White House.
Details for Trump’s trip are still being worked out, but it comes on the heels of visits to the state by other high profile Republicans also eyeing a run for president.
Other Trump Republicans have already made the trip to Iowa this year, including Mike Pence, Nikki Haley, Mike Pompeo, Gov. Kristi Noem, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio, and Sen. Tom Cotton. However, if Trump throws his hat in the ring, it’s anybody’s guess… but it appears that plans are underway for just that:
…Trump has started to lay the groundwork for a bid. Earlier this month, he hired two operatives in Iowa — Eric Branstad and Alexander Latcham — to cover a “broad political portfolio focused on advancing Save America’s goals of electing strong, Pro-Trump, America First conservatives,” according to a spokesperson.
Trump mentioned his plans to visit Iowa during an appearance on the right wing Todd Starnes radio show on Monday. Multiple Trump aides confirmed plans are in the works. Whether or not Trump decides to enter the race will also not have any bearing on the Iowa GOP caucus. When asked if the caucus will still be open even if Trump decides to run, Iowa GOP spokesperson Kollin Crompton said “yes, absolutely.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted at the mere thought of Trump’s crazy circus rolling back into town.