Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), now a CBS News commentator, publicly confirmed that he will not be running for President next year. Speculation previously occurred that he was testing the waters toward challenging President Trump for the GOP nomination.
Now media speculation is centering around Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan as a possible Republican opponent to the President. The latest tangent suggests that his second gubernatorial inaugural address, where he calls for more conciliatory politics, actually lays the groundwork for a national campaign against the GOP incumbent.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, leading in all national polling for both the Democratic nomination and against President Trump, says he is getting closer to making a decision about running but will still ultimately decide whether to launch a new national campaign in the very near future.
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