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Of the 12 major GOP candidates in the race, half are people of color, Axios' Sophia Cai reports.
Why it matters: It's a historic turn for Republicans, who recently have made a point of recruiting more minorities candidates — and have made slight gains among minority voters.
Hurd joins two other Black Americans in the GOP race — Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and conservative radio host Larry Elder.Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy are Indian Americans. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is Cuban American.
In 2018, Hurd criticized Trump for kowtowing to Putin in Helsinki:
Will Hurd, the newest Republican 2024 contender, says he won’t sign the RNC pledge to support the nominee. “I’m not going to support Donald Trump.” Asked if Trump betrayed the nation if the allegations against him are true, he says, “100% he did.” pic.twitter.com/GGKWgZlyCN— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 23, 2023
I've seen Russian intelligence manipulate many people over my professional career and I never would have thought that the US President would become one of the ones getting played by old KGB hands.— Will Hurd (@WillHurd) July 16, 2018