Former Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, both former governors, are hosting a high profile summit of potential 2024 presidential hopefuls in Texas this weekend. The gathering is an opportunity for prospective candidates to meet, mingle, and make connections with influential donors in the Republican Party.
The summit, which will take place at a luxurious resort near Austin, will include discussions on pivotal issues facing the GOP such as immigration, healthcare, and the economy. Attendees include several well-known GOP figures, including two former governors, two former Trump administration officials, and at least one current U.S Representative. Other attendees include well-known conservative commentators and strategists.
Romney and Ryan are hoping to use the event to boost the GOP’s already considerable fundraising efforts ahead of the 2024 election. With several prominent figures from the party attending, the summit will provide a platform for potential future candidates to make connections with donors and other key players in the Republican Party.
Attendees are predictably optimistic about the prospects for the Republican Party and the future of the presidency. Many of them point to the party’s newfound unity and success in the 2020 congressional elections as proof that the GOP can win back the White House in 2024.