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Will Hurd Iowa Visit Aims for Republican Presidential Debate Stage August 18

Will Hurd IOWA Visit

Last updated on November 10th, 2023 at 03:49 am

Former Texas Representative and 2024 presidential candidate Will Hurd is gearing up to engage in a “Fair-Side Chat” with Governor Kim Reynolds, followed by interactions with voters at the Iowa State Fair. The event’s itinerary is as follows:

Will Hurd Iowa Events Schedule August 18:

Will Hurd & Governor Kim Reynolds — Fair-Side Chat
10:30 am
Location: JR’s SouthPork Ranch at the Iowa State Fairgrounds

WHAT: Stop by Secretary of State Pate’s Tent for Straw Poll
11:15 am
Location: Booth 273, Iowa State Fairgrounds

WHAT: Des Moines Register Political Soapbox
12:00 pm
Location: Des Moines Register Political Soapbox, Grand Concourse, Iowa State Fairgrounds

WHAT: Iowa Talking Points with Jeff Stein, KXEL
4:00 pm
Location: Mudd Studio5, 915 Technology Parkway, Cedar Falls

As a contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, Will Hurd (R-Texas) expressed confidence in his ability to secure a spot on the upcoming Republican presidential debate stage. Despite not yet fulfilling the Republican National Committee’s donor and polling criteria required for qualification, Hurd conveyed his optimism during a recent interview with Jake Tapper on CNN. The deadline for meeting these thresholds is set 48 hours prior to the debate.

In the interview, Hurd articulated, "I'm pretty confident we're going to be able to hit those requirements before the deadline on August 21st."

Presently, Hurd’s polling average stands at a modest 0.2 percent, according to FiveThirtyEight. This places him significantly behind the GOP frontrunner and former President Donald Trump, who maintains a commanding lead at 53.7 percent.

Hurd, in a prior appearance on “State of the Union” on CNN, candidly shared his stance: “I’m not going to support Donald Trump. I recognize the impact that has on my ability to get access to the debate stage, but I can’t lie. It would be easy to say, ‘I will do it,’ and then, when it comes down, change your mind. But I just I can’t do that.”

It’s noteworthy that Trump is also declining to sign the RNC’s loyalty pledge and has yet to confirm his participation in the upcoming debate. Hurd’s determination to adhere to his principles, even at the potential cost of his debate access, highlights the complexities and dynamics of the Republican presidential race.

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