DeSantis Launches Presidential Campaign, Sets Sights on 3 Key States
Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is gearing up for a promising presidential campaign, set to kick off next week with a series of public events across three key states. Following his Twitter candidacy announcement, DeSantis will embark on a four-day campaign tour, covering 12 cities and towns in New Hampshire, Iowa, and South Carolina from May 30 to June 2. The tour will start in Iowa and conclude in South Carolina, with the candidate actively engaging with voters through speeches and fireside chats.
Campaign manager Generra Peck, as reported by Reuters, expressed the campaign's dedication to securing victory in the early nominating states. "Our campaign is committed to putting in the time to win these early nominating states," Peck stated. "No one will work harder than Gov. DeSantis to share his vision with the country—he has only begun to fight."
DeSantis' decision to engage in this extensive campaign tour marks his first series of public events since announcing his presidential candidature in the 2024 race. In a brief video posted on Twitter just moments before a conversation with Elon Musk, DeSantis outlined several perceived failures of the Biden administration while promising to lead a "great American comeback."
"Our border is a disaster, crime infests our cities, federal government makes it harder for families to make ends meet, and the president flounders. But decline is a choice. Success is attainable, and freedom is worth fighting for," DeSantis declared. "We need the courage to lead and the strength to win."
The enthusiasm for DeSantis' campaign was evident when it was revealed that his team raised an impressive $1 million within just one hour of his candidacy announcement. This strong financial support highlights the anticipation and backing behind DeSantis' presidential bid.
With his formal announcement, DeSantis becomes the seventh Republican to officially enter the 2024 presidential race. Joining former President Donald Trump, the other five candidates are Sen. Tim Scott from South Carolina, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, conservative talk radio host Larry Elder, and author Vivek Ramaswamy.
As the campaign gains momentum, all eyes will be on Ron DeSantis as he seeks to solidify his position and rally support in the upcoming primaries. With his focus on critical issues such as border security, crime, and economic stability, DeSantis aims to present himself as a strong leader with a clear vision for a brighter future.