3. Gretchen Whitmer
Although not as famous a name as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan’s 49th governor Gretchen Whitmer certainly shares AOC’s unwillingness to lend their support for Biden should he choose to run in 2024. Elected governor in the 2018 gubernatorial election, she would crush her Republican opponent, Attorney General Bill Schuette, by nearly a 10-point margin.
And the wild ride for Whitmer didn’t stop there. On October 8, 2020, the FBI arrested 13 men (one more was detained a week later) from a paramilitary militia group calling themselves the Wolverine Watchmen who were plotting to kidnap Whitmer and violently overthrow the state government. She faces a tight race against the Republican nominee Tudor Dixon in this swing state. However, if she can secure a second term by winning the 2022 Michigan gubernatorial election, a run for the White House is not an impossibility.