Media is starting to focus on the 2024 plans of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin.
Youngkin is bypassing MAGA-oriented gubernatorial candidates in favor of pragmatists running tough races in blue states. DeSantis has leaned into some of the party’s most controversial nominees.
If Youngkin helps elect Republican governors in blue states like New Mexico and Oregon, while Trump and DeSantis’ candidates in redder states fall to defeat, it would send a powerful message that Youngkin’s mainstream conservative message is a winning one for the party.