Saturday, May 6, 2023

Why DeSantis Is Reportedly Nixing an Exploratory Committee Before Taking on Trump Next Month
Matt Vespa / Townhall Tipsheet

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is reportedly jumping into the 2024 wrestling cage next month. He’s bypassing the exploratory committee to prepare for his national bid for the White House, according to sources who spoke to ABC News. The Florida Republican, who won re-election in a landslide in 2022, was seen as the heir apparent to the Trump moment in the GOP. It’s devolved into a nasty ad war, with the Trump camp hitting DeSantis for wanting to raise the retirement age and ensuring our entitlement system doesn’t collapse. Since 2016, Trump has vowed to protect Social Security and Medicare, so the ads aren’t entirely shocking. 

Trump’s crew must hit DeSantis hard to scare aware potential big-money donors who view the governor as a more stable and less belligerent alternative to the former president. DeSantis’ sails got much wind during this so-called invisible primary stage. Trump faces many investigations, adding to the issues about his character, which adds some urgency for his team. They have to work fast to make DeSantis unpalatable to base voters. Most right now aren’t gung-ho about the 2024 race, so they don’t see Trump as the frontrunner for the nomination. He is by a long shot, and more GOP voters have flocked to his banner following Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s decision to indict Trump on his hush-money scheme with Stormy Daniels. 

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