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If Gov. Greg Abbott really wanted to run for the White House in 2024, it is not likely he’d be turning down big Iowa speaking engagements like he just did.
While Abbott hasn’t made any formal announcement about running for the White House one way or the other, his lack of travel to Iowa and New Hampshire as other GOP contenders make beelines for those states shows the Texas governor is not laying the early groundwork for a presidential campaign. Iowa and New Hampshire are traditionally the first two GOP presidential primary voting states.