Stapleton 'testing the waters' for 2024 presidential bid

Posted at 3:43 PM, Mar 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-12 11:48:38-05

BILLINGS - Former Montana Secretary State of Corey Stapleton, a Republican from Billings, announced Thursday he is forming a "testing the waters" committee to make a run for president in 2024.

On Twitter, Stapleton said the purpose of the exploratory committee is "to determine feasibility for becoming a presidential candidate in 2024, when Democrat President Joe Biden, 79, will be up for re-election."

Stapleton, 54, listed his experience in the post, including his service in the Navy and as the Montana Secretary of State until leaving office in 2021.

Most recently, Stapleton announced he had formed a band and was releasing a country music song entitled "Western Son" after traveling to Nashville.

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"Two thirds of our country believe we're on the wrong track," Stapleton said in his Twitter announcement on Thursday. "I hope to bring people together, in order to solve America's biggest problems - the way our country used to."