Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is staking his entire Presidential campaign on winning Iowa.
He moved the majority of his staff to Iowa and is on track to campaign in all 99 counties across the state.
But Donald Trump was shocked when Ron DeSantis made this jaw-dropping suggestion for Iowa.
There’s just over 60 days left until the January 15 Iowa Caucuses kick off the 2024 GOP Presidential Primary.
The latest polls show Donald Trump holding a commanding lead in Iowa, with a recent Des Moines Register survey finding him in first place with 43% support among likely caucus goers.
The same poll found Ron DeSantis tied with Nikki Haley at 16% support.
But DeSantis is not giving up on Iowa.
In fact, the Governor recently guaranteed his supporters that he will win in Iowa on January 15.
DeSantis is taking advantage of the grassroots nature of the Iowa Caucuses, where voters have to show up in the middle of the winter at a caucus site and stay for up to several hours.
The Florida Governor diverted the majority of his campaign staff to Iowa and is spending most of his time on the ground meeting with voters across the state.
DeSantis has already visited over 90 of Iowa’s 99 counties as part of his goal to campaign in every county in the state.
He also recently picked up the endorsement of Iowa Republican Governor Kim Reynolds, which led to a flood of other endorsements out of Iowa for DeSantis.
“Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled a new wave of Iowa endorsers on Friday morning, following his high-profile endorsement from Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds,” the Des Moines Register reported.
But DeSantis floated another idea over the weekend at an event in Iowa that will have Donald Trump in a fit of rage.
DeSantis hinted at the idea of the Iowa Republican Party allowing residents who live in Florida during the winter to caucus in the Southwest portion of the Sunshine State.
During an event in Muscadine, Iowa, DeSantis mentioned the large number of Iowans who flee the winter for the sunshine in Southwest Florida.
“I may petition the Iowa Republican Party to have some caucus sites in Southwest Florida, so people could just go — I mean, do one in Naples,” DeSantis suggested. “One in Marco Island,” he continued. “You know, whatever you need to do.”
Of course, this is what the Democrats did in Iowa in 2020 by holding the first ever “satellite caucuses.”
But GOP officials in Iowa were quick to shoot down DeSantis’ suggestion about Southwest Florida.
“No, we are not planning such ‘satellite caucuses,’” communications director for the Republican Party of Iowa, Kush Desai, told reporters.
Holding a caucus in Southwest Florida for Iowa residents would be a huge benefit for DeSantis’ campaign.
But for now it will only remain a suggestion.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.