DeSantis eyes South Carolina as path to nomination remains unclear

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), discounted by his critics, defied his naysayers and late polls in Iowa with a second-place finish behind former President Donald Trump but ahead of one-time U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

But although DeSantis thanked his supporters for helping him punch his ticket out of Iowa, his political destination is unknown.

DeSantis’s first stops after Iowa were in South Carolina, a decision designed to underscore what the governor has repeated countless times on the campaign trail, that his 2024 Republican primary organization is “built to last.” But with DeSantis averaging single-digit support behind Trump and Haley in New Hampshire, his path to his party’s presidential nomination remains unclear, including in the fourth nominating state, the Palmetto State.

“Nikki Haley spent more money per vote
Read more…

Please follow and like us: