Whitmer shuts down 2024 POTUS talk, but doesn’t hide her ambitions in timely book launch

Source: SFGate

“Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is releasing a new memoir at a particularly fraught moment, both for herself and for the Democratic Party. Set for release Tuesday amid the frenzy over President Joe Biden’s recent debate performance, ‘True Gretch’ won’t do much to dispel questions about her national ambitions. But in a pre-launch interview with The Associated Press, Whitmer did what she could to shut down such speculation. When asked if she would consider becoming a candidate this year if Biden were to step down, she responded with a definitive ‘No’. ‘It’s a distraction more than anything,’ said Whitmer. ‘I don’t like seeing my name in articles like that because I’m totally focused on governing and campaigning for the ticket.'” (07/08/24)