Ryan Binkley, a pastor and CEO of a Texas-based mergers and acquisitions firm, declared his intention to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024 on Sunday.
“I have faith in God, I trust in America, I stand for liberty, and I believe in you. Today, I’m asking for your belief in me. I am pursuing the presidency of the United States of America,” Binkley conveyed to his supporters at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Anticipated Expansion of Republican Presidential Field
As the CEO of Generational Group and the lead pastor and co-founder of Create Church, Binkley is considered a longshot for the GOP nomination.
His campaign’s focal points, as outlined on his website, include national unity, national debt, healthcare reform, opposition to abortion, and immigration.
Yesterday we witnessed #RyanBinkley announce his bid for the Presidency of the #UnitedStates. He is the first candidate that I have seen that I think has the character, credentials, and competence to be a leader that won’t embarrass us. #BELiEVE #Binkley2024 #USA #Texas 🇨🇱🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/cFesJZTx7x
— Caleb Brown (@calebbr0wn) April 24, 2023
Recent polls indicate that former President Trump has been extending his lead in the 2024 GOP primary field, even against presumed contender Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has not officially entered the race.
In addition to Trump, a number of other Republicans have declared their intentions to run for president, including former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.
The field is anticipated to expand even more.
Democrats Kennedy Jr., Williamson Launch Longshot Efforts
On the other hand, President Biden already revealed his reelection campaign as early as Tuesday.
Thus far, two Democrats have initiated longshot efforts to challenge Biden: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an anti-mandatory vaccine activist and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, and progressive author Marianne Williamson.
Please help me share this video announcing my run for President of the United States. #Kennedy24 pic.twitter.com/OLvOXZlRHC
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) April 20, 2023
The entrepreneur and pastor cautioned that Texas could become Democratic-leaning if Republicans fail to adjust their strategy.
“Texas is a red state, a Republican state, but the message we carried as the Republican Party wasn’t sufficient to secure victories in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin,” he expressed.
“Therefore, we need to clarify our message and engage with all segments of our society, which I believe we can achieve.”This article appeared in Right Wing Insider and has been published here with permission.