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- Colorado GOP Senate candidate Joe O’Dea rejected a 2024 presidential bid by Trump on Friday.
- “I think a lot of people are ready to move our country forward,” O’Dea said Friday.
- First-time candidate O’Dea won a primary against a more conservative challenger in June.
The Republican Senate candidate from Colorado said Friday that former President Donald Trump is not expected to run for president in 2024.
Joe O’Dea, who is running as a centre-right candidate, said on “The Ross Kaminsky Show” that he didn’t want the current commander-in-chief or Trump to run for the White House in 2024. O’Dea is vying for a seat in a state that in recent years has transformed from a conservative Democratic-leaning swing state stronghold that backed President Joe Biden by 13 points in 2020.
“As far as Trump is concerned, I hope he doesn’t run,” O’Dea said of Trump. “I don’t want to see him president.”
He continued, “I think seeing a Biden-Trump rematch again in 2024 would tear the country apart. I think a lot of people are ready to move our country forward. So, I wouldn’t support it again.”
Regarding a Biden race, O’Dea immediately dismissed the Democrat as “the worst president we’ve ever had.”
“Look, I don’t think Biden should run for president…we’re done with that,” he said.
O’Dea will face Democratic Senator Michael Bennet for two terms after defeat State Rep. Ron Hanks in the June GOP primary.
During the interview, O’Dea pointed out that the party has many new faces who would be suitable candidates for the White House, naming Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina and Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina. Governor and United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
“There are a lot of great talents there. We have to move this country forward,” he said.
O’Dea, a construction company executive, later said the economy would be a major focus for him if he wins the election this fall.
“I’m a fiscal conservative. We don’t need more taxes, we need less spending. It’s very simple. This is how you drive our economy forward,” he said. declared.
“I think we need a voice in Washington that supports American workers,” he added.