Will Hurd, a former member of Congress from Texas and retired CIA officer, made the announcement on Thursday that he is entering the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Hurd intends to run as a moderate alternative to the more conservative candidates in the GOP primary.
Hurd made the announcement while appearing on “CBS Mornings,” saying, “I filed to be the Republican nominee for president of the United States this morning.”
Hurd has positioned himself as a “common-sense Republican” for “complicated times,” and he has stated that he is capable of courting swing voters who have drifted from the party in recent elections. He has pitched himself as a “common-sense Republican” for “complicated times.”
The former congressman explained that his decision to run for president was motivated by a number of “defining challenges” that the United States is currently facing, including as the rise of China, inflation, and unprecedented drops in school test scores.
“These are the issues that we should be talking about,” Hurd remarked. “And if I’m being completely honest, it pisses me off that we aren’t discussing these things.”