Although he’s been long considered a possible Republican candidate in the next White House race Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas won’t run for the presidency in 2024,
Cotton, who is a rising star in GOP and an Army veteran who served in combat during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, has been reaching back to donors, supporters, and aides in recent times to inform them that he will not launch a presidential campaign. Sources within the senator’s political orbit confirmed this on Sunday. Politico first reported the news.
According to sources, Cotton stated that his family was a key factor in his decision. Two young boys, aged five and seven, are the children of Senator Cotton, 45, and Anna, his wife.
As he campaigned for fellow Republicans in the midterm elections, Cotton made stops in Iowa and South Carolina, South Carolina, and Nevada.
The senator also met with top donors and advisors at the Hay Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C. in June. It was confirmed that Cotton stated that he would not defer to any potential candidate, including former President Donald Trump, when it comes time to decide his national campaign.
Friday reports from sources within Trump’s political circle that a possible 2024 announcement could be made during the week beginning Monday, Nov. 14, just one week after the midterms.
However, sources warn that things can change quickly.