(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is scheduled to make his first public appearance in South Carolina, a state of particular importance in the 2024 presidential primary race.
On Sunday, State Sen. Josh Kimbrell told The Associated Press that he was going to be hosting DeSantis in an event in Spartanburg on April 19. This is going to be DeSantis’ first public visit to South Carolina which is the state of the leadoff presidential primary. This appearance is going to come at a time when the governor is following his travel schedule for his “Florida Blueprint” tour which is scheduled to take him through Pennsylvania, New York, and Michigan.
While DeSantis has not yet announced his presidential bid, it is highly suspected that he is preparing to launch his own presidential campaign for 2024. On Sunday, Kimbrell revealed that he had been hoping to have DeSantis come to South Carolina, arguing that the early voting states are used to having potential candidates visiting repeatedly.
He added that he had informed “everybody associated” with DeSantis’ team that he would need to come to South Carolina “early and often.” He continued to say that he tried to make it as clear as possible that this was important if they wanted to win.
For the past few months, South Carolina has seen many GOP candidates, both potential and actual, visit the state including former President Trump, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson. There are also many anticipated trips including former Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Tim Scott who is set to return to his home state for a summit.
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