Ever since Florida Governor Ron DeSantis swept his state in the midterm elections, many have wondered if he’ll throw his hat in the ring for 2022. It looks like we have our answer.
Because this bombshell report revealed Ron DeSantis’ 2024 plans.
Ron DeSantis’ rise to prominence in the conservative movement has been astronomical.
When he ran for governor in 2018, he barely eked out a victory of just over 30,000 votes.
Back then, many considered Florida to be a major swing state – a battleground that anyone could win.
But 2022 shattered that reality for years to come.
Thanks to DeSantis’s leadership, Florida was one of the Republican Party’s only bright spots on election night.
DeSantis cruised to victory by 1.5 million votes, a nearly 20 percent margin of victory, with major Democrat stronghold counties flipping for the conservative.
He’s been riding that high and trying to silence any talk of a 2024 run for president while he mulls the decision.
But the cat is out of the bag.
According to a report, Ron DeSantis is rapidly planning for a prospective presidential candidacy.
A person familiar with the planning told The Washington Post that advisers to the 44-year-old Republican have already identified numerous potential hires for a 2024 bid in key early primary states including New Hampshire and Iowa.
According to the GOP source, Phil Cox and Generra Peck, both important members of DeSantis’ 2022 governor reelection campaign, are actively participating in current discussions concerning 2024.
Insiders informed the outlet that Cox, a former executive for the Republican Governors Association who has worked on hundreds of political campaigns, and Peck, DeSantis’ 2022 campaign manager, are anticipated to play important roles if the popular Sunshine State governor decides to enter the race.
DeSantis has been reluctant to clarify whether or not he intends to run for president, even though many see him as the most plausible Republican alternative to Trump, who is 76 years old.
According to a recent “Granite State Poll” done by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, Trump trails DeSantis by 12 points among New Hampshire Republicans, despite the fact that the former president is the GOP’s only announced presidential contender.
Meanwhile, Trump launched his campaign on Saturday with appearances in New Hampshire and South Carolina.
“I’m more angry now and I’m more committed now than I ever was, Trump told the audience in New Hampshire.
“Together we will complete the unfinished business of making America great again.”
According to Bill Bowen, a Republican delegate from New Hampshire, DeSantis has strong support in his state.
“I’m convinced there’s a good network of establishment party people in New Hampshire that will quickly have a very effective DeSantis campaign,” Bowen said.
However, according to an Emerson poll issued last week, Trump holds a 26-point lead against DeSantis (55% to 29%).
Regardless of if DeSantis decides to run for president or Trump is left unopposed, the Republican Party needs to unite behind a strong conservative if they want to defeat Biden.
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