South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem looks to be gearing up for a 2024 presidential bid after announcing a massive new ad buy.
Noem, who has risen to fame in recent years as one of the bigger named conservative Republican leaders in the nation, launched a series of national Facebook ads this week.
Even more interesting, however, is that these ads seem to be targeted heavily in must-win presidential states including Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. These 3 states are the first to vote in the 2024 primary.
According to the META Ad Library, Noem was the ninth-biggest spender on ads in New Hampshire and South Carolina during the July 5-11 period, and the tenth-biggest spender in Iowa during the same period.
The speculation doesn’t end there, either. A source close to the Governor spoke to FOX News about the major buy.
“Gov. Noem proved in South Dakota that conservative principals work,” the source said. “Some talk conservative while others govern that way, and that’s why South Dakota has the best economy in the nation and one of the fastest population growths.”
It doesn’t seem like the moves by the conservative firebrand have been missed by former President Trump, either.
Just last week Trump confirmed he intended to run for President again in 2024. He said the only real decision he had left to make was if he wanted to announce before or after the midterms, noting that an early launch would make all the other potential challengers quite before the race even begins.
While Noem may be gaining confidence in her own potential chances, a recent poll from the New York Times showed Trump still enjoying 49% support in the Republican party primary, with the only close second being Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at 25%. If the vote was held today, which of the 3 candidates would you support?