The conservative Washington Examiner reports:
Sen. Tom Cotton is headed to New Hampshire, the nation’s first primary state, to cultivate support for a potential 2024 president bid, planning to campaign for a Republican Senate candidate and raise money for the party.
Cotton in May will headline a major fundraising dinner for the Hillsborough County Republican Committee that typically draws rising GOP stars and White House hopefuls. On the same trip, the Arkansas Republican will deliver a keynote speech to the New Hampshire GOP convention.
“Future presidential candidates spending election year campaigning for the local ticket in New Hampshire is a time-honored tradition. It’s never too early to make friends and lay the foundation, often years in the making, for a future campaign here,” Jim Merrill, a New Hampshire Republican operative, told the Washington Examiner on Monday.
Cotton has earned national headlines in recent weeks for making unfounded claims that the coronavirus might be a bioweapon engineered by China.