Conservative commentator Candace Owens is putting her full weight behind tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy in the 2024 GOP primary and will stump for him on the campaign trail this week.
While Owens had shown muted support for the 38-year-old candidate for the last several months, the Daily Mail confirmed Sunday that she had officially jumped aboard the Ramaswamy train.
The Mail reported that Owens will join Ramaswamy at a rally in Davenport, Iowa, on Thursday and will then campaign with him in three additional counties to finish the day.
The Iowa caucuses will take place on Monday.
Calling Owens a “conservative powerhouse,” Ramawamy’s senior adviser Tricia McLaughlin told the Mail the team is “thrilled to have her on the Iowa campaign trail with Vivek as he pounds the pavement ahead of the caucuses.”
“No one is outworking Vivek Ramaswamy and we’re ready for him to shock the world on Jan. 15,” McLaughlin added.
One social media user told Owens that she risked upsetting some of former President Donald Trump’s most passionate supporters.
She responded, “I’m not too concerned. I like Vivek. I like Trump. Not really much else to explain. I am who I am.”
“Could never say anything bad about the Trump family. They have all been really good to me and are great people behind and in front of the scenes,” she added.
“Vivek caught my attention early on and I want to see him go far in politics.”
I’m not too concerned. I like Vivek. I like Trump.
Not really much else to explain.
I am who I am.
Could never say anything bad about the Trump family. They have all been really good to me and are great people behind and in front of the scenes.
Probably spent the most time… https://t.co/oRmLc7BWjX
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) January 8, 2024
Ramaswamy also shared the Daily Mail report about his alliance with Owens, joking, “Can’t wait to see the MSM meltdown on this one, my guess is it’ll be about ‘white supremacy.'”
Can’t wait to see the MSM meltdown on this one, my guess is it’ll be about “white supremacy.” https://t.co/FfEAGXBHcu
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) January 7, 2024
Ramaswamy has visited each of Iowa’s 99 counties twice during his campaign, but his efforts have not resulted in widespread support.
According to Real Clear Polling, he sits at 7.5 percent in the state, 4 points ahead of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.