by Benjamin Franklin, AFN
Francis Suarez announced Thursday that he will make a run for the White House in the 2024 election. He adds his name to a multitude of aspiring candidates. Suarez boasts a skilled political career in a large and ethnically-varied city. Suarez made a Twitter campaign announcement video drawing inspiration from his father, who just happened to be the first Cuban-born mayor in Miami’s history.
Mayor Suarez is no political rookie. As he proudly explained, “I won my election with over 80% of the vote.” Francis was quick to point out the city improved under his leadership. He cited lowering taxes, improving the city’s economy and advancements in the tech industry as the hallmarks of his administration.
Now Suarez is a new contender to the leading Republican candidate Donald J. Trump, who was indicted and arraigned in his city on Tuesday. Trump is staring at 37 felony counts, but still received overwhelming demonstrations of support in Miami.
Suarez joins Larry Elder, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, Vivek Ramaswamy, and former VP Mike Pence in a field of challengers seeking to unseat Trump as a leader in the Republican Party. At the moment, however, Trump is in the lead with 52% support among Republican voters.
Radio host and commentator Larry Elder, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy have announced their 2024 ambitions as well. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., is running, and former Vice President Mike Pence is also in the race. Suarez is looking forward to the opportunity of the campaign trail and debates.