As the new year unfolds, the 2024 race will quickly heat up. All eyes will be on the Republican primaries, which will intensify as candidates announce their campaigns. Donald Trump might be the “frontrunner” at the moment, but that will change in a matter of months.
The former president announced his first big campaign event in South Carolina. He is hoping to pounce on the state, which will be voting first in the primaries. He’s even recruited support from Sen. Lindsey Graham and Gov. Henry McMaster. But he just got some bad news from a major swing state which he won in 2016. Top lawmakers from the state just made their 2024 pick.
A significant number of Michigan Republicans are urging Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to run for president in 2024 – setting up a confrontation with the only declared candidate in the race: former President Donald Trump…
Bryan Posthumus, the GOP floor leader in the Michigan state House, traveled to Florida last month to hand deliver to DeSantis a letter encouraging him to run for president…
The signers state they “stand ready and willing to help [DeSantis] win Michigan in 2024.” Together, they represent about a quarter of the state House Republican caucus. [Source: Fox News]
Wow. How badly do some Republicans not want Trump to be elected? They are throwing their weight behind someone who hasn’t even announced his candidacy yet!
Eighteen Republican lawmakers from Michigan are urging Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to run for president in 2024. The GOP floor leader in the Michigan state House actually traveled to Florida personally, to hand-deliver the letter.
The lawmakers said DeSantis is “uniquely and exceptionally qualified to provide the leadership and competence.” They said that is missing from the current administration, and perhaps a potential second Trump administration.
Donald Trump stunned pundits in 2016 when he flipped the blue-leaning state. But Michigan was one of many states he lost in 2020, in a major reversal of fortunes. Trump to this day maintains that fraud robbed him of the 2020 victory. But it seems many Michigan Republicans aren’t interested in hearing his stories.
This isn’t the only sign that the GOP is trending toward DeSantis. Another group is pledging big bucks for his eventual campaign.
According to a report, a group is set to spend $3.3 million over the next six months to help get Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to run for the presidency in 2024.
According to the Financial Times, the political action committee Ready for Ron is expected to officially file with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday that it intends to spend $2.3 million in television ads and another $1 million in other promotions and expenditures for the election. [Source: Fox News]
What will this mean for the GOP primaries? Can DeSantis defeat a powerhouse like Trump? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Author: Bo Dogan