Iowa Roast and Ride draws in a large crowd of Republican presidential hopefuls
The Iowa Roast and Ride event, hosted by Senator Joni Ernst, was held on Saturday and drew in a large crowd of Republican presidential hopefuls. The event, which includes a motorcycle ride and a pig roast, has become a popular stop for Republicans considering a run for the presidency in 2024.
Among those in attendance were Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence. DeSantis made headlines by signing a bible at the event, while Pence also rode a motorcycle in the ride portion of the event.
The event has also sparked speculation about the potential 2024 Republican presidential nominee. While many candidates attended the event, there are concerns that a crowded field could hurt the chances of former President Donald Trump, should he decide to run again.
Ernst, who is up for reelection in 2022, used the event as a platform to tout her record and push for a Republican majority in the Senate.
Overall, the event was seen as a success for the Republican Party, with many attendees expressing optimism about the party’s future. However, it remains to be seen who will emerge as the frontrunner in the 2024 race.