Rubio’s leaving the door open to a 2024 run

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As pundits parse the lessons from this year's contentious election, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., isn't saying no to a possible run for the White House in 2024.

Rubio lost to President Trump in his 2016 bid to secure the Republican nomination to run for president. On Tuesday he said that Trump would likely clear the field again if he needed to run for a comeback second term in 2024.

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However, speaking to Axios, Rubio said the GOP base is shifting, and as a result, the party needs to re-establish its focus on working-class voters and veer away from touting big business.

"The future of the party is based on a multiethnic, multiracial working-class coalition," Rubio told the news outlet.

Rubio said Republicans support of the free market should reconfigure to recognize that "the free market exists to serve our people. Our people don't exist to serve the free market."

He also addressed the skepticism working-class people feel towards big businesses “that only care about how their shares are performing, even if it's based on moving production overseas for cheaper labor."

"They're very suspicious, quite frankly, dismissive of elites at every level," Rubio said. "And obviously, that's a powerful sentiment."

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"We still have a very strong base in the party of donors and think tanks and intelligentsia from the right who are market fundamentalists, who accuse anyone who's not a market fundamentalist of being a socialist to some degree," Rubio said. "If the takeaway from all of them is now is the time to go back to sort of the traditional party of unfettered free trade, I think we're gonna lose the [Trump] base as quickly as we got it. … We can't just go back to being that," he added.

Rubio is among a long list of Republicans, including Vice President Mike Pence and even Donald Trump Jr., who are expected to consider a run for the presidency, though on Wednesday the senator declined to comment on a 2024 bid for himself.

"We're not even through with 2020, there's a lot of other decisions to be made, so I haven't even — honestly guys, no one can even start thinking about things like that until some period of time has elapsed," said Rubio, who will soon campaign in Georgia for the two senate run-offs elections.

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Wis. Gov. signs new ‘stay at home’ executive order

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Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers awaits to address the virtual Democratic National Convention, at the Wisconsin Center on August 19, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Melina Mara – Pool/Getty Images)

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Wisconsin’s Democrat governor has implemented new coronavirus lockdown measures, signing an executive order urging residents to stay home.

On Tuesday, Governor Tony Evers said the state has now become “a national hot-spot” and stated the stay at home order is the next step to slow the spread.

Evers compared the rising COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin to New York when the Empire State hit peak case levels in the spring. He noted there are now 25,000 new cases since last Friday and the crisis is urgent.

“I’m concerned about what this trajectory means for healthcare workers if we don’t get this virus under control,” the Wisconsin governor said. “Each day this virus goes unchecked is a setback for our economic recovery.”

Evers added our farmers and schools will continue to suffer unless we hammer down hard on the virus.

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Report: Trump admin. may be seeking to speed up withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan

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The Trump administration is reportedly looking to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan before the end of the year.

According to an Axios report Wednesday, retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor has been hired as a senior aide to the new acting defense secretary. The move is said to be an indication the President wants to speed up the withdrawal process.

This came as Macgregor has said he would want to pull troops out of the Middle Eastern nation as soon as possible. In the meantime, White House officials have emphasized they want Pentagon officials to speak more publicly about the withdrawal.

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