Former Texas Congressman Will Hurd announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election on Thursday.
“This morning I filed my candidacy to be the Republican candidate for President of the United States. It’s a decision that my wife and I made because we live in complicated times and we need common sense,” Hurd said in a statement to CBS television.
Hurd was a member of the House of Representatives from 2015 to 2021.
Representing a swing district in Texas, this politician had opposed the construction of a wall along the borders with Mexico.
Hurd served as a CIA officer for nearly a decade before becoming a congressman. He served as a member of the Intelligence Committee, which is dedicated to oversight of the US intelligence community.
Hurd joins a long list of GOP candidates seeking the 2024 Republican presidential ticket, including former President Donald Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley , Senator Tim Scott, former Governor Asa Hutchinson, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former Vice President Mike Pence, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, and Governor of North Dakota Doug Burgum.
The first Republican primary debate is scheduled for August 23 in Milwaukee.