Looks like the wheels are in motion for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to make a serious run for the White House. The Republican governor has officially cut ties with his state political committee, Friends of Ron DeSantis, which has an enormous $86 million war chest, all in preparation for what is expected to be his upcoming presidential campaign. This bold move confirms what many have suspected for some time now – that DeSantis has his sights set firmly on the Oval Office.
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This is a significant development as it not only separates DeSantis from being associated with the Friends of Ron DeSantis committee, but it also sets the stage for his donors to donate unlimited money to his campaign. The governor will no longer be bound by state law restrictions on campaign funding once the changed committee leadership is established. In essence, this means that the tens of millions of dollars can be transferred to a supportive super PAC that could go a long way in helping him counter the attacks that have been hurled his way by Trump supporters, including those about his disloyalty accusations.
But let’s not forget that DeSantis has quite the winning record on both policy and electoral fronts in Florida. The governor’s impressive list of achievements includes securing massive margins of wins, significant legislative victories, and an unwavering commitment to advancing the Freedom Agenda that keeps Florida free. Yet there’s still more work to be done if he is to catch up to the former president, who is currently leading the Republican primary race by a considerable 30 points. To make up for lost ground, DeSantis will need to gain momentum quickly and build his numbers in critical early states to ride that momentum to victory.
However, this won’t be an easy feat as the governor will have to convince soft Trump supporters to back him while other Republicans try to force him down. The good news is that DeSantis’s track record of successes sets him apart from the rest and gives him an edge in the primaries. His latest endorsements from a Freedom Caucus member and a prominent former Trump campaign figure are proof positive that he is a genuine contender in this election cycle.
In conclusion, Governor Ron DeSantis has taken a step that shows he is not afraid to challenge the status quo nor shy away from taking bold steps that will propel him to victory. With a massive campaign fund and an impressive record, DeSantis is well-positioned to make his mark on the presidential race and emerge as the Republican frontrunner.