Meet Ryan Binkley, the little-known Republican getting a high-profile Iowa platform
DES MOINES, Iowa — Thirteen Republican presidential candidates got coveted speaking slots at the Iowa GOP’s Lincoln dinner Friday evening. The list includes most of the GOP presidential field and some of the party’s most recognizable names — and then there’s Ryan Binkley.
Binkley, a pastor and entrepreneur from Texas, joined the GOP primary fray in April with a unique resume, a different message from the others in the race, and millions of his own dollars to invest in the presidential campaign. Even some of the most long-shot Republican candidates in the 2024 field, like Larry Elder and Perry Johnson, have at least run for governor in their states before. But Binkley is starting his political career from scratch with a run for president.
Binkley says the mission of his campaign is to unite the country with the love of God.
When asked if a “uniter” is what the Republican Party wants in the age of Donald Trump, Binkley said, “I know God wants a uniter, I know that to be true.”
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