The latest from the 2024 campaign trail

The 2024 campaign trail is heating up as the Republican presidential candidates are racing to the Iowa caucuses, which will take place on Monday, January 17.

The caucuses are the first event of the Republican primary calendar and will kick off the 2024 primary contests.

They will also provide an initial moment of truth for former President Donald Trump’s comeback bid, and could help Republicans tired of him decide which of his challengers to rally behind.

Some of the latest developments from the campaign trail are:

  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley are participating in back-to-back CNN presidential town halls tonight in Iowa — with just a week and a half to go until the state’s pivotal Republican caucuses1. They are both vying to become the top alternative to Trump in the party’s 2024 presidential primary.
  • The weather is not cooperating for some candidates, as Iowa is bracing for blizzard conditions as the mix of snow and frigid temperatures impacts campaign events2. Iowa is expected to have their coldest caucuses ever on Monday, and GOP candidates worry that subzero temperatures could scramble caucus turnout.
  • Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the race on Wednesday night, saying he was “tired of fighting” and that he wanted to focus on his family3. His exit leaves three candidates in the race: DeSantis, Haley, and Trump.

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