Last we heard from Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), he announced he was not seeking re-election in 2020.

As we discussed after his announcement in early August:

Hurd eeked by in the 2018 election, winning by less than half a point and represents a district that is trending Democrat. It’s likely that the grandstanding and posturing is legit… it’s just as likely he’s reading the writing on the wall and bowing out instead of facing an electoral loss.

Prior to the election, Hurd worked for the CIA. Now, he’s toying with running for president. From the Texas Tribune:

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd said Thursday he is considering a run for president in 2024.

The third-term Republican congressman from Helotes is leaving the House at the end of this term, and his retirement announcement sent shockwaves throughout national politics.

In an interview Thursday with The Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith, Hurd addressed a slew of issues, including background checks and redistricting.

“If they’re still not being addressed in a macro way, if I’m still the only person that’s still talking about these things, if I’m put in a position in order to evaluate that, then I will do what I have always done when I’ve had the opportunity to serve my country,” he said when asked if he’s considering a run for the presidency. “I will think about it.”

Hurd also discussed the state of politics back home.

Despite his retirement, Hurd insisted he would have won a fourth term in a rematch against Democratic candidate Gina Ortiz Jones.

“I would have won,” he said. “This would have been a four-peat.”

Seems impossible to have any discussion about 2024 when the current state of political affairs is essentially a raging dumpster fire outside of a clown show opening act for a three ring circus, but ok.


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