North Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is reportedly getting set to endorse former President Donald Trump’s campaign for president, according to a report from CNN.
Citing “two sources familiar with the plans,” CNN reported Thursday that the South Dakota governor will formally announce her endorsement of the former president during a speaking event on Friday.
Noem — whose approval rating in the red state has consistently been measured above 60 percent — has been considered as a potential presidential candidate over the last several years. Her name has also been floated as a potential vice presidential candidate as well ahead of the 2024 election.
The governor had previously signaled that she would endorse Trump in a 2021 interview with Breitbart News. “If President Trump runs again, I certainly will support him,” Noem said. She also shot down presidential inquiries, stating that she was focused on North Dakota. “I’d rather stay here in South Dakota and round up buffalo,” Noem said.
The two-term governor previously received her own endorsement from the former president ahead of her re-election bid last year. “She is strong on Borders, the Second Amendment, preserving land and Energy Dominance, Medical Freedom, and kept South Dakota open during COVID. She fully supports our great Law Enforcement, Military, our wonderful Vets — and is a fighter for the incredible people of South Dakota,” Trump said when announcing his endorsement.