Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is officially a candidate for President of the United States.
Many conservatives were waiting months for that announcement.
But now Ron DeSantis announced his Presidential campaign and you won’t believe what happened next.
Polls clearly show this is a two-man race for the 2024 GOP Presidential nomination between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis.
Trump and DeSantis are the only two with the name recognition, grassroots support, and fundraising ability to mount a credible campaign for President.
But on the heels of DeSantis’ announcement, a slew of RINO also-rans like South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie either entered the race or are preparing to enter the race.
Next week is poised to be one of the most eventful of the 2024 presidential campaign. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today filed his official paperwork to run, in advance of his home state launch event Monday. Ron DeSantis is expected to officially kick off his bid later in the week, when he hopes to be the latest Florida governor to declare his candidacy with a shock-and-awe rollout.
And that might not be the end of it. New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu told Puck this week there’s a “61 percent chance” he runs for president. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is nearing a decision to launch in the next few weeks. Chatter about a possible Chris Christie bid is rising; the former New Jersey governor said in late April he’d make a decision in a few weeks.
There’s also Hamlet on the James River, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, another political heavyweight who can’t seem to avert his eye from the race.
All of these candidates are establishment RINOs who strongly support Joe Biden’s war in Ukraine as well as varying degrees of gun control.
The RINO establishment sees Trump and DeSantis running away with the nomination and the GOP ruling class wants as many horses in the race as possible to hedge their bets before deciding on which one to coalesce around.
RINOs don’t think Trump can win and that DeSantis is too conservative.
And so establishment figures like Scott, Sununu, Christie, and Burgum are auditioning for the role of the “safe” alternative for the Bush/McCain/Romney-wing of the party.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.