Ron DeSantis is making his final push in Iowa before the state’s caucus.
He is hoping his hard work pays off in an upset victory.
And Ron DeSantis revealed this ace up his sleeve to win the Iowa Caucus.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has made Iowa the main focus of his presidential campaign.
He sat down for an interview with Des Moines CBS affiliate KCCI where he discussed his campaign strategy in the Hawkeye State.
DeSantis said that his campaign has the strongest political operation in Iowa with a robust ground game and a strong grassroots outreach strategy that will deliver him victory on caucus night.
“We have every county organized,” DeSantis said. “We have over a thousand precinct captains that are going to be at each precinct on caucus night. They obviously could be speaking on our behalf, recruiting other people to come, and so we’ve worked really hard to sign up tens of thousands of people to commit to the caucus.”
DeSantis has put in the arduous work on the ground in Iowa by traveling to all of Iowa’s 99 counties to meet with voters.
The super PAC Never Back Down backing his campaign is the backbone of his ground game in Iowa.
The PAC has knocked on the doors of more than 800,000 homes in Iowa to make a personal pitch to voters to back the Florida governor.
These grassroots outreach strategies have recruited enough supporters to have precinct captains speak on his behalf at all the 1,600+ caucus precinct locations on election night.
DeSantis has also earned the most important endorsements in Iowa, Governor Kim Reynolds and evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats.
Vander Plaats endorsed the last three winners of a contested Iowa caucus: former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee in 2008, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) in 2012, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in 2016.
In all three wins, the candidate surged at the end to win the Iowa caucus.
The challenging work being put in by the DeSantis campaign in the state extends to his wife, Casey DeSantis.
“His wife, the first lady of Florida, is door-knocking in Iowa,” Vander Plaats told the Washington Examiner. “They have put everything basically at the center of the table to win in Iowa.”
The Florida governor dismissed the polls that show former President Donald Trump with a lead in Iowa, saying he doesn’t “view that as something that’s indicative.”
“The polls haven’t predicted the winner I don’t think ever in terms of being accurate,” DeSantis said. “We know we need to get a certain number of people committed. We need to turn out those people. Of course, what the total turnout will be is not clearly known. But if we get our chunk of that and then the people that will make decisions in the days leading, we capture that, we’re going to be in great shape.”
The DeSantis campaign is banking on a campaign strategy of grassroots outreach and meeting Iowans face to face to bring home a victory.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.