(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Republicans are considering whether Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis needs to soften his conservative stance if he wants to win a national election. DeSantis is widely suspected to be the 2024 presidential hopeful.

DeSantis’s reputation has been built on the grounds of his conservative policies which have led to him gaining the support of conservatives across the nation. Now, that is suspected to be preparing for the 2024 presidential race, he has not shown any signs that he is willing to water down his conservative stance. However, while his conservative stance could help him in the Republican primary, which is going to be greatly affected by GOP’s conservative and loyal voters, many in the party are concerned about the appeal of this branding in the 2024 general election.

Republican strategist Kevin Madden argued that this is a “legitimate concern” for them to have. Madden had previously served as a senior aide to Mitt Romney during his 2012 presidential campaign.

Madden argued that for DeSantis the priority currently is going to be on defeating former President Trump in the Republican primary, this focus on cultural issues might not be as effective in the general election.

On Tuesday, Florida’s annual legislative session is going to be starting which could give DeSantis a number of legislative victories that he can use during his suspected presidential campaign. One of the proposals that they will be looking at during the legislative session would examine whether Floridians should be allowed to have concealed weapons without a permit. They are also going to be looking at prohibiting diversity and equity programs at public colleges and universities.

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