Gretchen Whitmer for President?

Posted 80 days ago


On the heels of her midterm victory, CNN was already pushing for Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to run for president in 2024.

The Democrat, who won re-election by a double-digit margin in the blue state, stopped by CNN Thursday morning to talk about her priorities in her next term. Michigan was one of four states where Democrats gained control of both legislative chambers and the governorship. Whitmer expressed hope for more gun control and pro-choice legislation coming through Congress.

Afterwards, CNN host Kaitlan Collins urged the Democrat to run in 2024.

"On another note, you’ve been asked a lot in almost basically every interview you’ve done recently about a 2024 run and running for president. You said you’re not interested in it," the journalist began.

"I guess my question is if you’re a supporter of yours, and you’re someone who doesn’t live in Michigan, but is national and wants to see you run, what is the argument for you not running for president?" Collins pressed.

Earlier this week, Whitmer dismissed 2024 plans, telling a local news outlet that she planned to serve as governor the next four years.

Whitmer again shied away from Collins' suggestion she should run for president but seemed to leave open the possibility with her word choice.... (Read more)