As former President Trump seems to ramp up signals towards a third presidential campaign Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is taking a step back and trying to put down any rumors he could also be considering a run. As President Biden boasts failure after failure many conservatives have turned their eyes towards Florida’s Republican governor as a possible contender in the 2024 presidential elections, DeSantis’ hard stance against Covid-19 mandates and his willingness to preserve conservative values has caused his popularity to skyrocket amongst the party. However, now DeSantis says that rumors he’s planning a presidential campaign are nothing but manufactured rumors.
“All the speculation about me is purely manufactured,” said DeSantis during a press conference he held to tout a Covid-19 treatment unit in St. Cloud, Fla. “I just do my job and we work hard… I hear all this stuff and honestly it’s nonsense.”
In the last few months DeSantis has traveled to California, Utah, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Texas. Most of those trips have been confined to fundraising for his political committee, but he has appeared at events designed to raise his profile, including a national police convention, a national legislative conference and headlined a Pittsburgh GOP fundraising dinner.
He’s avoided stepping foot in early primary states such as Iowa and New Hampshire and scrapped a scheduled trip to Nevada last month due to a tropical storm that was threatening the state.
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