Tied With Pence and Haley, but Left Off the Debate Stage
Republican presidential candidate and former Texas Rep. Will Hurd released the following statement regarding the status of his campaign and the Republican National Convention’s (RNC) upcoming debate:
“I was the last candidate to enter this race. My team and I met the 40,000 donor threshold in less than 60 days without any gimmicks. We registered in eight reputable national polls and eight reputable state polls. We are close to crossing the 50,000 donor threshold, and in New Hampshire, I’m tied with the former vice president and United Nations ambassador, who have much higher name ID.
“The lack of transparency and confusion around the RNC’s debate requirements is antithetical to the democratic process. The polling standards are arbitrary, unclear, and lack consistency. This is an unacceptable process for a presidential election. The American people deserve better.
“The RNC discounted polls that included independents and Democrats willing to vote for a Republican. If the GOP is looking to grow our electorate and beat Joe Biden, then we better have a clear understanding of what qualifies as a likely Republican voter. Anyone, regardless of party, who is willing to check the box for a Republican should be considered a ‘likely Republican voter.’ Expanding our party should be applauded, not penalized.
“I have said from day one of my candidacy that I will not sign a blood oath to Donald Trump. The biggest difference between me and every single candidate who will be on the debate stage in Milwaukee is that I have never bent the knee to Trump. It’s disappointing being kept off the debate stage, but I will not be deterred. The stakes are too high.”
An Idealist's Guide to Getting Big Things Done
About the book
Will draws on his unique experiences in back alleys of dangerous places, boardrooms of international businesses, and the halls of Congress to lay out a detailed plan to “reboot America,” offering a fresh start to a country mired in political divides and internal strife.
Will Hurd tells a great story about his life and his experiences in the CIA, private business, and as a Congressman.
The book also serves as a playbook for like minded Republicans that want to transform the party from the extremes of Trump back to a solutions based party that actually gets things done.
This is one of the best books I have ever read. Part personal story, part political analysis, but mainly just common sense thinking and analysis of solutions to problems.
Will Hurd is an amazing writer and person and I expect to see him do great things in the future.
This was a great read. As someone who tends to identify as an Independent or moderate, I thought Mr. Hurd made some great points and offered thoughtful solutions.
I hope he considers a run for political office again, I'd vote for him in a heartbeat.
A life long Republican I had lost hope that I would ever vote Republican again after the extremist views have taken over the party over the last 6 years.
This book covered all my values & concerns in a nuanced way that the majority of politicians today seem incapable of doing.
Will Hurd has spent the past 20 years on the front lines of the most pressing fights facing our nation, in the Middle East, Congress, and the highest levels of business and tech.
Will has spent his life fighting for our country, and he will take those decades of experience with him as he fights for all us.
The choice we face
In every decision we make, we stand at a crossroads. The path of division and quick fixes is well-trodden, but it’s time we consider a different route – one paved with unity and foresight.
Imagine an America where common sense prevails, where policies are crafted with the people’s best interests at heart, and our collective strengths are the foundation of national progress.
This is more than a possibility. It’s a choice we can make right now. By coming together, we have the power to foster a nation that champions innovation, inclusivity, and integrity.
What do we agree on?
The future of the GOP
The most interesting man in Congress
Prize for Civility in Public Life
Blocked by the most Chinese Diplomats
Sanctioned by Vladimir Putin
What’s a modern republican look like?
We’re a nation full of people with these values. If this describes you, you might be a modern Republican.
Respectful and PoliteStrong old school manners. You respect others, and say "please" and "thank you"
FairYou give someone a fair shot
EmpathicYou're ready to put yourself in the shoes of someone else.
InformedNo matter street smarts or book smarts, you understand an education is important
Family ValuesYou put your family above everything and do everything you can to succeed
ResponsibleYou take responsibility for your actions and believe in personal responsibility
KindYou help others and you're always quick to smile
PerseveringYou don't let a little hardship get in your way
CompassionateYou know that we're better together and you are ready to help
Will got more legislation signed into law in three terms than most congressmen do in their entire career. He worked across the aisle, and prioritized good policy over politics.