The Florida governor’s campaign is looking to beef up its presence in the early primary state, which also happens to be the home of former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, despite former President Donald Trump’s dominance.
DeSantis’s South Carolina shift comes as Haley is focused on next week’s first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, where she has seen a boost among the less partisan and less religious electorate. Polling at just 5% in the Granite State, DeSantis appears prepared to skip last efforts there, instead hedging his bets by prioritizing South Carolina.
“When Nikki Haley fails to win her