Ron DeSantis is the one Republican who poses a threat to Donald Trump for the GOP nomination.
DeSantis is expected to make his announcement after the legislative session ends this month.
But Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis are headed for a May 13 showdown in one of the top GOP battleground states.
The 2024 race for the White House is heating up.
Joe Biden announced his reelection bid last week and currently faces a Primary challenge from Robert Kennedy Jr. and Marianne Williamson.
On the Republican side, Donald Trump continues to dominate the rest of the field in the polls.
But the one Republican who could take the nomination from Trump has yet to enter the race.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis became a rock star in the Republican Party over the past few years and catapulted to front-runner status after his impressive performance in the November election.
Even though DeSantis is keeping his future plans to himself, he is doing everything one would expect a potential Presidential candidate to do at this time.
DeSantis released a new memoir and embarked on a book-signing tour in several important GOP Presidential battleground states.
On each trip, DeSantis made the media rounds and headlined GOP fundraising dinners.
DeSantis also recently embarked on a trade mission overseas, which many believe was a sure sign he is preparing to announce his candidacy.
But even though DeSantis is not in the race, he is headed to Iowa on the same day as Donald Trump and will hold competing events with the former President.
“The competition between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis is intensifying as the former president is scheduling a return trip to Iowa on the same day that the Florida governor was already going to be in the state that will kick off the Republican contest for the White House,” KCCI news reported. “The move is a sign of the escalating competition between the two men who, at least for now, are leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination,” the report continued, before adding “Trump and his allies have become increasingly emboldened in their efforts to attack and marginalize DeSantis, who is expected to announce his White House bid sometime after the Florida Legislature wraps up its work in the coming week.”
The Iowa Caucuses take place in February and are first up in the Republican Presidential Primary.
This makes Iowa one of the top three states for Republican candidates.
Both Trump and DeSantis have already visited Iowa once this year.
But this will be the first time the two have been in the state at the same time holding competing events.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.