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Trump’s 2024 presidential bid will force Republican party soul-searching, Northeastern expert says

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Former President Donald Trump, seen in reflection, announces he is running for president for the third time as he speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022.

After lackluster midterm elections, a Tuesday night announcement by former President Donald Trump of his 2024 presidential campaign strategically served several purposes, Northeastern experts say. It also gave the Republican Party a daunting choice—again be the party of Donald Trump, or not.

There are several reasons Trump rushed to announce his candidacy, experts say.

“Of course, there is the political motivation of trying to announce early, before competitors jump into the fray,” says Costas Panagopoulos, chair of Northeastern’s political science department.

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