Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is going to announce a Presidential campaign in the coming months.
Polls show DeSantis is one of the frontrunners for the GOP nomination.
And there is something about Ron DeSantis that every conservative should know before that happens.
Donald Trump won the White House in 2016 on a populist, drain the swamp platform.
But before Trump was on the scene, DeSantis first won election to the House of Representatives as an anti-establishment, Tea Party outsider.
“Before DeSantis was a phenom governor and potential top-tier 2024 presidential candidate, he spent six years as a quiet, often awkward backbench lawmaker searching for a way up the political ladder. He was elected to the House in 2012 after embracing a drain-the-swamp populist agenda that would later become a centerpiece of Donald Trump’s presidential pitch,” POLITICO reports.
A central pillar of DeSantis’ pitch to voters was policies to force the Swamp to live under its own rules on Obamacare, slam the brakes on automatic pay raises for lawmakers, and to impose term limits to end the reign of career politicians.
“He railed against members exempting themselves from the Affordable Care Act’s mandates, and introduced legislation eliminating pensions and pay increases for lawmakers as well their ability to use taxpayer money to settle sexual harassment lawsuits. He also backed a constitutional amendment limiting lawmakers from serving more than three teams, and championed legislation banning former lawmakers and their staff from lobbying,” POLITICO also reported.
In the House of Representatives DeSantis was also no fan of the party’s establishment leadership.
DeSantis joined the House Freedom Caucus and after fellow Freedom Caucus member North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows forced House Speaker John Boehner to step down using a motion to vacate the chair DeSantis refused to line up behind the establishment’s choice – California Congressman Kevin McCarthy – to succeed Boehner.
Instead, DeSantis tried to recruit Ben Carson to take the job.
“And after Boehner stepped down, DeSantis — at the time, no fan of Kevin McCarthy’s — worked with Salmon to try to recruit Ben Carson, the renowned surgeon and future HUD Secretary, to run for Speaker,” POLITICO reported.
When Ron DeSantis runs for President he can run as an authentic populist outsider.
And that will put him on a major collision course with Donald Trump for the votes from the MAGA base.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.