Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is hitting the road and fueling 2024 speculation

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The 2024 Presidential election is already heating up.

And it appears Donald Trump may be the current Republican frontrunner.

But now Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is hitting the road and fueling 2024 speculation.

Leader of the pack

Of the three Republicans to official announce their intentions to run for President, former President Donald Trump is currently leading the pack.

The other two announced candidates are former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina RINO Governor Nikki Haley, and Ohio entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.

Others being mentioned as potential challengers are Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), and former Vice President Mike Pence.

Also considered possible candidates are current Governors, like Virginia’s Glenn Youngkin, New Hampshire’s Chris Sununu, South Dakota’s Kristi Noem and Texas’ Greg Abbott.

And a number of former Governors are also considering entering the race, like Maryland’s Larry Hogan, Arkansas’ Asa Hutchinson, and New Jersey’s Chris Christie.

Rumors are also swirling around former Wyoming Congresswoman and Never-Trump leader, Liz Cheney, as well as her anti-Trump compatriot, former Texas Congressman Will Hurd, and former Ambassador John Bolton.

Out of the above candidates, Trump is leading the pack, and only Pence polls over 10%.

But there is one other potential candidate who is better positioned than all the rest, and currently polls within striking distance of Trump, even though he has yet to enter the race.

DeSantis hits the road

That is current Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, easily the most popular Governor in America.

And now, DeSantis is hitting the road and heading to the site of the nation’s first Presidential caucuses – Iowa.

Governor DeSantis’ trip to the Hawkeye State is the latest sign he’s preparing to run for President, according to political observers.

The trip will be the Governor’s first trip to the state of Iowa, and his first trip this year to any of the early voting states in the GOP nominating process. 

Fresh off political victories over both the Walt Disney Company and teachers’ union bosses, the popular Florida Governor is now widely expected by almost all political pundits to launch a White House run sometime later this year.

And as things currently stand, should Governor DeSantis decide to run, he is the only candidate that seems capable of giving Trump a run for his money.

According to Fox News, DeSantis is planning to make stops in both Des Moines and Davenport on Friday, where he’ll be joined by Iowa Republican Governor Kim Reynolds.

Governor DeSantis, a former Congressman, has seen his popularity soar amongst conservatives and independents nationwide over the past few years due to his forceful pushback against COVID pandemic restrictions and mandates, and his efforts to rid Florida of the Left’s woke nonsense.

The Florida Governor has shown he is not afraid to take on everyone from Disney and Big Tech to the corporate-controlled media and union bosses.

It’s really just Trump and DeSantis

Sources in the Governor’s camp have said any Presidential campaign launch won’t come until later this spring or early summer at the earliest, and most likely won’t happen until Florida’s current legislative session comes to an end.

Public opinion polls, including one just released by Fox News, consistently show that Trump and Governor DeSantis are the top two candidates, essentially in a class of their own, well ahead of every other possible Republican candidate.

DeSantis’ trip to Iowa comes in the midst of a nationwide tour in which the Governor is showcasing both his “Florida blueprint” and promoting his new book, The Courage to be Free.

Last week, during an appearance on Fox and Friends, DeSantis was asked about his 2024 timeline, but he basically ignored the question.

“We’re going to sell some books, we’re going to spread the message of Florida,” DeSantis responded. “And then, on March 8, I have our legislative session that’s kicking off.”

But last weekend, the Governor huddled with top GOP donors, and a handful of leading conservative politicians from across the country, at a donor retreat in Palm Beach, Florida. 

And Fox News reports that Ron DeSantis will likely be making stops in New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada – the sites of the second, third, and fourth Republican Presidential Primaries – in early spring.

US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.