Despite Legislative Wins, DeSantis Has Some Hiccups Entering ’24 Fray

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis delivers remarks to supporters at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in The Villages, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appears poised to end speculation about whether he’ll join the 2024 presidential election. But if he joins the GOP nomination race, he’ll do so limping after a tough stretch in which he has dropped in polls and backed some losing candidates.
  • On May 1, Trump claimed 52.1% support to DeSantis’ 22.9%, in the RealClearPolitics polling average. However, DeSantis’ political fortune failed to improve, as some expected, after Trump lost in the civil rape case brought against him by writer E. Jean Carroll.
  • On Tuesday night, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron won the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary over DeSantis-backed former U.N. Ambassador Kelly Craft.