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Republican rivals start plotting a post-Trump future

By Ashley Parker

14 Nov 2022 · 9 min read

Editor's Note

The Washington Post assesses who could lead the Republican party to a post-Trump future following disappointing midterm election results for the party.

Five days after a disappointing midterm election result and two days before former president Donald Trump is expected to announce a 2024 presidential bid, Republicans are grappling with an almost existential quandary: Who can lead the party to a post-Trump future?

In private conversations among donors, operatives and other 2024 presidential hopefuls, a growing number of Republicans are trying to seize what they believe may be their best opportunity to sideline Trump and usher in a new generation of party leaders.

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