Rumors about Ron DeSantis’ political future continue to swirl like a whirlwind.
His conservative successes in Florida are leading many to predict he could make a strong 2024 Presidential run.
And Ron DeSantis just stoked the flames of those rumors after holding a huge fundraiser with Trump donors in this key early primary state.
Ron DeSantis continues to impress conservative activists and donors around the country.
He’s taken on everyone from Democrats to Disney and won.
While he is in the middle of a tough re-election fight this year, the calls for DeSantis to run for President in 2024 are growing.
And while he’s repeatedly stated he is only focused on this year’s re-election campaign, he’s racking up endorsements, money, and support from around the country.
“America’s Governor” traveled to Charleston, South Carolina last week for an exclusive fundraiser with some mega donors that included some of Donald Trump’s top South Carolina donors.
As it turns out, two of the people at the private dinner were Trump political appointees.
The guest list for the high dollar DeSantis gathering included both Ed McMullen, Trump’s ambassador to Switzerland who was also Trump’s 2016 South Carolina state director, and Bill Stern, Chairman of the South Carolina Ports Authority who Trump appointed to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
While it is not known how much the donors gave to DeSantis Trump’s political appointees both said their attendance at the fundraiser was about supporting the Florida Governor’s 2022 re-election campaign.
They went on to say it was not some sort of secret meeting with a 2024 Presidential candidate.
DeSantis is clearly the frontrunner at this point should Trump decide not to run in 2024.
But in a phone interview, Stern doubled down on his support for Trump.
DeSantis, who is facing a possible tough re-election battle this year, has become one of the leading Republican figures in America.
His seemingly unstoppable rising national profile and fundraising prowess continues to fuel widespread speculation among activists and pundits alike that he is eyeing a 2024 Presidential run.
And it’s likely no coincidence this latest trip to South Carolina landed DeSantis in the GOP’s influential “First in the South” presidential primary state.
South Carolina has a long and almost unbreakable track record of picking the eventual Republican presidential nominee.
They have picked the winner every year except 2012, when Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary, but Mitt Romney became the party’s nominee.
Another interesting point about the fundraiser’s location is that it was not far from former Gov. Nikki Haley’s home on Kiawah Island.
Haley was Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations and is also viewed as a potential 2024 contender, favored by neocons and many party establishment types.
While most observers believe DeSantis will not run in 2024 if Trump decides to run, this latest move certainly bolsters the rumors of a DeSantis run.
Of course, since DeSantis is in the midst of his re-election campaign, expect him to remain mum on any possible 2024 plans.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.