Top Florida Hispanic Republican Eyes 2024 Presidential Run

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Mary Rooke Commentary and Analysis Writer
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Republican Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said Monday that he is considering running for president in 2024.

Suarez, a moderate who didn’t vote for Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2018 or for former President Donald Trump in 2020, said he could see himself as a GOP candidate for president at a Punchbowl News event Monday, according to Business Insider.

“It’s something that I would consider given the right circumstances and given the right mood of the country,” said Suarez, according to the outlet. “It remains to be seen what the country is going to want in ’24,” he added.

The 45-year-old Miami mayor said his age makes him a good candidate because he can deliver a “positive” narrative that speaks to the younger generation, per Insider.

“I’m someone who is from the next generation. I’m not a boomer, obviously. I’m someone who believes in a positive, aspirational message,” Suarez reportedly said. “I’m someone who has a track record of success and a formula for success.”

Suarez took office in 2017 after winning the city’s nonpartisan mayoral election and is the son of Cuban-born Xavier Suarez, a former Democratic mayor of Miami.

He also highlighted his ability to connect with “a variety of minority communities that are going to be important if Republicans want to grow their base for a generation,” the outlet reported. (RELATED: Red Wave On The Horizon As Republicans Gain Unprecedented Support From Black Voters)

Since January, Suarez has been featured in digital Facebook ads attacking President Joe Biden, the New York Post reported. The ads were created by his Agenda for America PAC and played in critical midterm states, including Iowa and New Hampshire, according to the Post.