A surging DeSantis advantage could spell doom for Donald Trump

Nov 16, 2023

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has major momentum as the clock winds down on 2023.

Now his campaign got another shot in the arm heading into the Iowa caucuses.

And this surging DeSantis advantage could spell doom for Donald Trump.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continues to steam roll through the Hawkeye State after he picked up the biggest endorsement of the 2024 GOP Primary to date, from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.

81% of likely Iowa Caucus goers have a favorable opinion of Reynolds.

Kim Reynolds’s endorsement paid off with DeSantis watching an endorsement wave wreak havoc for his competition in Iowa

She believes that DeSantis can pull an upset victory in the Iowa Caucus despite former President Donald Trump’s polling lead in the state.

Typically, recent winners of the Iowa Caucus have made a late surge to bring home the victory and the Florida Governor is hoping to do the same.

“Ron’s moving the needle,” Reynolds said. “I’m just here to tell his story — to make sure people look at the record and know what he’s done and why I believe that he’s the right person for this job, the right person at the right time. And so I’m going to tell it over and over, and I’m not going to miss an opportunity to do that. When I’m in, I’m all in.”

The popular Iowa Governor threw her weight behind DeSantis and other influential Iowans are following her lead.

The DeSantis campaign announced 24 new endorsements in Iowa headlined by former Rep. Greg Ganske (R-IA), who represented the state in the House from 1995 to 2003, and longtime Iowa Farm Bureau president Craig Hill.

Farmer backing

“The country is weary of the chaos that would mark another Trump term. In my opinion, DeSantis is the best Republican candidate to win the Presidency,” Ganske said in a statement. “I hope my friends will support him in the Iowa caucuses as I will.”

The other new endorsements came from conservative activists, law enforcement officials, school board and city council members along with county-level elected officials.

This adds to the growing list of endorsements for DeSantis in Iowa including 41 state legislators.

The DeSantis campaign and the Never Back Down super PAC backing him have made a massive investment in Iowa, the first contest in the GOP Primary.

The campaign and the PAC have built the biggest political operation in the state and knocked on nearly 500,000 doors canvassing potential Caucus goers.

DeSantis is still courting another major endorsement in Iowa, evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats, who endorsed the last three winners of the state’s Caucus: former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

Ron DeSantis is building an army of surrogates in Iowa who can help convince their fellow Republicans he’s the right choice for President.

DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

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