Youngkin Releases Reagan-Esque Video, Fuels 2024 Speculation

Virginia Guv Releases Reagan-Esque, Campaign-Style Video, Fuels 2024 Speculation

SMITHFIELD, VIRGINIA - OCTOBER 27: Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin speaks at a campaign rally for Republican U.S. House nominee, state Sen. Jen Kiggans on October 27, 2022 in Smithfield, Virginia. Kiggans and incumbent U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA) are polling in a virtual tie for Virginia's 2nd Congressional District ahead of the November 8 general election. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
  • A campaign-style video that makes pointed references to former President Ronald Reagan, a still-popular GOP figure, is reigniting questions about Gov. Glenn Youngkin‘s (R-VA) political future as more Republicans announce presidential campaigns.
  • Although Youngkin has said he won’t make any presidential moves this year, the video’s sleek production and inspirational tone suggest that Youngkin is not completely closing the door on higher office.
  • Some Republicans have been pushing Youngkin to run for president since he defeated Democrat and former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) in the race for the governor’s mansion in 2021.