Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to Kick Off Presidential Campaign
Exciting news for politics enthusiasts! Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is all set to launch his presidential campaign next week. After announcing his candidacy on Twitter, DeSantis will now deliver speeches and conduct fireside chats in three states—New Hampshire, Iowa, and South Carolina. The four-day campaign will cover 12 cities and towns, starting from May 30 and ending on June 2.
DeSantis’ campaign manager Generra Peck said, “Our campaign is committed to putting in the time to win these early nominating states. No one will work harder than Gov. DeSantis to share his vision with the country—he has only begun to fight.”
This will be DeSantis’ first series of public campaign events, and he is all set to bring about a “great American comeback.”
DeSantis’ Biggest Challenge
DeSantis’ biggest challenge in the Republican primary would be former President Donald Trump. Multiple polls have shown Trump having a massive lead over DeSantis. A Quinnipiac University poll published on May 24 found that Trump commanded 56 percent support from Republicans and Republican-leaning voters, with DeSantis only garnering 25 percent support. Other candidates only got support in single digits.
Even in Florida, where DeSantis is the governor, Trump has a notable lead. While 59 percent of registered Republican voters said they would choose Trump in the upcoming primary, DeSantis only received 31 percent support.
Other Republican Candidates
With DeSantis’ formal announcement, he becomes the seventh Republican to officially enter the 2024 presidential race. In addition to Trump, the five other candidates are:
- Sen. Tim Scott from South Carolina
- Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley
- Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson
- Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder
- Author Vivek Ramaswamy
It will be interesting to see how DeSantis’ campaign unfolds and if he can give Trump a run for his money. Stay tuned for more updates!
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