Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is one of the rising stars in the Republican Party.
But now the momentum behind DeSantis is building at an even more rapid rate.
And Ron DeSantis has this secret strength that terrifies Democrats.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis isn’t just running for re-election as Governor of Florida this fall.
Americans increasingly believe DeSantis is staking out ground as a 2024 presidential candidate.
The political futures market “PredictIt” – where Americans can wager on political outcomes – shows that Ron DeSantis is even with Donald Trump in terms of who gamblers believe will emerge as the GOP nominee in 2024.
A.G. Gancarski from Florida Politics wrote:
A key prediction market, or at least its investors, has taken particular notice. PredictIt markets concerning both the Republican nomination and the Presidential Election are showing DeSantis has hit new highs in recent days.
In the still-hypothetical race for the 2024 GOP nomination, DeSantis has trended of late toward parity with former President Donald Trump. The latest “Yes” price for DeSantis was 33 cents, and in the last week, DeSantis shares have closed at 35 cents. Trump’s latest “Yes” price is 37 cents.
DeSantis is also even with Trump and Joe Biden in terms of being the betting favorite to win the 2024 election.
Gancarski also wrote:
The latest price on a Trump “Yes” share was 29 cents, just two cents ahead of DeSantis. Both Republicans are well ahead of their Democratic competition in the eyes of PredictIt investors. The latest “Yes” share price for President Joe Biden was just 22 cents, with Vice President Kamala Harris coming in at 10 cents.
DeSantis and Biden had been roughly comparable in terms of investor buy-in for the last few months, but DeSantis’ “Yes” shares have been priced over Biden’s since May 15, suggesting that a trend may be emerging in this market.
DeSantis also raised a massive $100+ million war chest that is way above and beyond necessary for a Florida Gubernatorial Election.
Governor DeSantis cultivated the support of big money GOP donors that once backed President Trump like the DeVos family – Betsy DeVos served as Trump’s Education Secretary – former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie Debartalo Jr., Julie Jenkins Fancelli – daughter of the family that founded the Publix supermarket chain, Julia Kock – who is the daughter of the late GOP megadonor David Kock and whose family is worth over $62 billion, and Citadel CEO Ken Griffen.
Polls show that Ron DeSantis is the top choice for GOP voters should Donald Trump not run for President.
The belief that DeSantis could win the GOP nomination and the presidency is shared not just by the voters, but the political gambles and the donors that can fund a national campaign.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.