(DailyVantage.com) – Ed Cox, the head of the New York GOP, recently declared that he will not endorse president Donald Trump ahead of the New York Republican primary.
Cox, who had previously held the party chair in the state of New York for a 10 year stretch, had also not endorsed Donald Trump in the 2016 primary – this being a time when the republican field featured a crowded and diverse selection of candidates.
Cox was reported as saying that he wanted to give the different contenders in the primary a fair chance to make their pitch to the public before coming down with a conclusive endorsement. While the list of contenders running for the Republican party nomination this election cycle appears smaller than in the crowded 2016 field, it also will feature more competition for the former president than in 2020. Nikki Haley, the former Governor of South Carolina, also recently kicked off her campaign. Haley’s pitch to the masses has thus far featured Pro-America sentiment without the populist grievances seen in some of Donald Trump’s speeches, with Haley being quoted as saying things like “my parents reminded me and my siblings every day how blessed we were to live in America”.
The Republican field has also continued to grow with the outside the box addition of Vivek Ramaswamy, an entrepreneur. While lesser known to many than Nikki Haley, Ramaswamy has entered the field of candidates guns-a-blazing, focusing on controversial culture war issues waged by Democrats and Democrat aligned institutions – particularly ones of the “Woke” variety, reports indicate.
This cycle’s field could continue to expand even farther in terms of it’s well-known candidates – speculation has run rampant that Ron DeSantis could emerge as a contender, and the flames of this fire continue to be stroked with every attack the former president levies his way. As a result of this dynamic candidate field, Cox’s decision to wait on an endorsement by the New York GOP looms large.
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