Former president Trump is reportedly the only contender whom South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) believes has a “path to victory” in 2024.
Trump, who surveys suggest is retaining a healthy lead over his rivals, has faced increasing competition from Republicans who have entered the 2024 GOP presidential primary contest.
There have been rumors that Noem, who successfully ran for reelection as governor last year, may run on her own in the 2024 presidential election.
She stated in an interview with KWAT News that she is concentrating on leading South Dakota rather than competing for president like the neighboring governor of North Dakota, Doug Burgum (R), who announced his bid earlier this month.
“Wouldn’t that be interesting? If there was South and North Dakota governors running for president? But no, right now I am so focused on South Dakota,” Noem said.
Noem then predicted that Burgum might ‘do well’ in Iowa and that he was a ‘good guy.’
“President Trump is in the race and right now I don’t see a path to victory for anybody else with him in the race and the situation as it sits today. But I think people should saddle up – it could be a roller coaster of a presidential race.” Noem concluded.