Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to file his formal paperwork on Wednesday in order for him to begin his campaign as a Republican candidate for president in 2024.
DeSantis’ political team confirmed this would coincide with the gathering in Miami of potential financial backers on Wednesday and Thursday. However, his aides chose to not make any comment on the timing of DeSantis’ expected entry into the Republican Primary contest.
The governor has intensified his criticisms against Donald Trump in the days leading up to the announcement. According to recent polls, Trump is the Republican frontrunner. Trump, on the other hand, has increased his barbs directed toward DeSantis.
The New York Times published on Thursday that DeSantis had told donors that the only “credible” candidates for the presidential election were Trump, Joe Biden, and DeSantis.
“… According to the data collected from swing states, I believe that only Biden and myself have a chance at being elected president.” DeSantis stated, “This is bad news for former President Obama and unlikely to be overcome, as the public will not change their opinion about him.”
DeSantis met with New Hampshire legislators who had endorsed him on Friday. He wanted to demonstrate a broad level of support.
“I think we have an opportunity to take this country in a new direction,” he said. “We just finished what, in my opinion, is the most ambitious program we have seen from the modern Republican Party. ”
Sununu’s office said that Chris Sununu was willing to meet with all presidential candidates who visited the state. The two governors and the competitors “discussed a number of issues, including how to win the New Hampshire Primary.”
DeSantis’ New Hampshire campaign appearance came amid an escalating Disney Corporation dispute. At issue is the amount of power that Disney Corporation has over its properties. Each side has sued. Disney said on Thursday it was canceling a nearly $1 Billion expansion to an Orlando Office Campus.
DeSantis reiterated his position on Friday. He told a participant, “There is no way that we’ll back down.”