(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is scheduled to travel to New Hampshire, an early-voting state in the GOP primary, later this week. This is considered to be another sign that the Republican governor is preparing to launch a presidential campaign for 2024.
Fox News in a report stated that DeSantis is scheduled to meet with Republican lawmakers from the New Hampshire House of Representatives on Friday. The large group is supposed to be made up of lawmakers who are planning on endorsing DeSantis when he announces his presidential run. Never Back Down, a pro-DeSantis super PAC on Tuesday released an endorsement list of 51 lawmakers from the state that have signed that they are going to support DeSantis in the 2024 race.
This is the second visit that DeSantis will make to the first primary and second overall state in the GOP presidential nominating calendar in a little more than a month. Previously he headlined the New Hampshire GOP’s annual fundraising gala on April 14, which resulted in the state fundraising a record amount.
Less than a week before his visit to New Hampshire, DeSantis visited Iowa, assisting Republicans with fundraising events in both the northwestern and eastern parts of the state. DeSantis also made an unscheduled stop in the state’s capital to meet with supporters at a barbeque joint only miles from where Trump’s canceled rally in the state was meant to take place on that same day.
According to most primary polls, Trump is still leading the GOP polls, but DeSantis is considered to be his biggest rival.
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