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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Bid for Republican Presidential Nomination

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 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that he will be challenging former President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination DeSantis a staunch conservative who has openly supported Trump in the past made the announcement on Twitter just before a scheduled conversation with the platform s CEO Elon Musk In his video announcement DeSantis made it clear that he views himself as the candidate who can lead the country to a Great American Comeback by restoring sanity to our society normalcy to our communities and integrity to our institutions DeSantis is not new to being targeted by political opponents with Trump and a political action committee supporting him having spent millions of dollars attacking him As a result DeSantis polling numbers have dropped significantly leaving him at a disadvantage in the race against Trump Nonetheless DeSantis brings a substantial amount of money to the race with 90 million left over from his reelection bid for governor last year and a super PAC supporting him with a 200 million budget half of which is being devoted to voter outreach in key early states and some 2 600 field organizers DeSantis is an alternative to Trump for conservative voters with his right wing Trumpian policies on foreign affairs and social issues and his pugilistic approach to governance in Florida However he is untested on the national stage and has yet to show the same level of ruthlessness as Trump leaving some supporters to worry about how he will fare against attacks from the former president Nonetheless DeSantis is already trying to combat the narrative that he lacks charm as a candidate and has been retail politicking in early states With DeSantis now officially running he joins Tim Scott Asa Hutchinson Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy in the race for the Republican presidential nomination As many as six others are considering getting in making for a crowded and potentially contentious primary race Credit npr orgENND
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Bid for Republican Presidential Nomination

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that he will be challenging former President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. DeSantis, a staunch conservative who has openly supported Trump in the past, made the announcement on Twitter just before a scheduled conversation with the platform’s CEO, Elon Musk. In his video announcement, DeSantis made it clear that he views himself as the candidate who can lead the country to a “Great American Comeback” by restoring “sanity to our society, normalcy to our communities, and integrity to our institutions.”

DeSantis is not new to being targeted by political opponents, with Trump and a political action committee supporting him having spent millions of dollars attacking him. As a result, DeSantis’ polling numbers have dropped significantly, leaving him at a disadvantage in the race against Trump. Nonetheless, DeSantis brings a substantial amount of money to the race, with $90 million left over from his reelection bid for governor last year, and a super PAC supporting him with a $200 million budget, half of which is being devoted to voter outreach in key early states and some 2,600 field organizers.

DeSantis is an alternative to Trump for conservative voters, with his right-wing, Trumpian policies on foreign affairs and social issues, and his pugilistic approach to governance in Florida. However, he is untested on the national stage and has yet to show the same level of ruthlessness as Trump, leaving some supporters to worry about how he will fare against attacks from the former president. Nonetheless, DeSantis is already trying to combat the narrative that he lacks charm as a candidate and has been retail politicking in early states.

With DeSantis now officially running, he joins Tim Scott, Asa Hutchinson, Nikki Haley, and Vivek Ramaswamy in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. As many as six others are considering getting in, making for a crowded and potentially contentious primary race.

Credit: npr.org

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