With the midterm elections over, (at least for the most part), there are no shortage of political outlets and pundits who are ready to race to the 2024 starting line with predictions and plot-lines.
Among them will be the story of Ron DeSantis, Florida Governor, whose resounding reelection victory on Tuesday will have him in a great position to vault himself into the 2024 race, if he so chooses.
The Fox News Decision Desk projects GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis will defeat Charlie Crist to secure another term as the Sunshine State’s chief executive.
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DeSantis, a former three-term congressman who was narrowly elected governor in 2018, has seen his popularity soar among conservatives in Florida and across the country the past two and a half years, courtesy of his forceful pushback against coronavirus pandemic restrictions and his aggressive actions as a culture wars warrior.
And that wasn’t all:
DeSantis grabbed more national attention and sparked new controversy in recent months by flying migrants from Texas to the progressive bastion of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts this summer, spotlighting his tough stance on the issue of illegal immigration.
DeSantis won’t have an easy road to the GOP nomination, however, as former President Donald Trump continues to throw cold water on the idea of having any competition in the primaries, even going so far as to suggest that he has some dirt on DeSantis.
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