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Tucker Carlson gives answer on 2024 presidential run

Tucker Carlson speaks at Turning Point USA's AmericaFest 2022 on Dec. 17, 2022 in Phoenix. (Brian Cahn/ZUMA Press Wire/TNS)
May 23, 2023

Through a letter from his attorney, former Fox News host Tucker Carlson said he “will not run for President in 2024 under any circumstances” after a political action committee called “Draft Tucker” was launched in an apparent attempt to pressure Carlson into joining the presidential race.

Harmeet Dhillon, Carlson’s attorney, sent a cease and desist letter to the Draft Tucker PAC’s executive director Charlie Kolean and Elizabeth Curtis, its treasurer.

“It has come to Mr. Carlson’s attention that you are soliciting contributions and donor contact information from the public by representing that the funds will be used to draft Mr. Tucker to run for President in 2024,” Dhillon wrote in the letter obtained by Mediaite.

“Mr. Carlson will not run for President in 2024 under any circumstances, and therefore your misrepresentations are damaging to Mr. Carlson and defrauding his supporters,” she continued. “If you do not immediately cease and desist your efforts to solicit money to ‘draft’ Mr. Carlson, we will use every legal means at our disposal to vindicate his rights and protect his supporters from these misrepresentations.”

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Dhillon reiterated that Carlson “is not now, and will not under any circumstances be, a candidate for President in the 2024 election.”

“Mr. Tucker unequivocally disavows your activities,” she added. “Therefore, your efforts to raise money for a ‘draft’ committee are a waste of your time and the money of every donor to your committee, as you are on notice that these funds will not, in fact, be used for the purpose stated. Nor will the data you are collecting under false pretenses be used for the stated purpose.”

Dhillon threatened to use “every legal option” against the PAC if it does not “voluntarily stop” the “’Draft Tucker’ effort.”

“Mr. Carlson does not want his supporters to be fooled into sending their hard-earned money and contact information to a project run in his name that he does not support and that has no chance of succeeding in its stated aims, and thus will necessarily be using the funds and donor data for other, undisclosed purposes,” Dhillon concluded