DeSantis’ New Plan After Botched 2024 Announcement

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – On Thursday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) presidential campaign announced the governor’s first official tour as a candidate in the 2024 Republican primary. The stops included in the trip will see DeSantis traveling in the early-voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina as he tries to move forward following his Twitter Spaces campaign launch which was filled with technical difficulties.

DeSantis’s “Our Great American Comeback Tour” is set to start in Iowa next Tuesday. From there the governor is going to pass through the Hawkeye State on Wednesday making stops at Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Pella, and Cedar Rapids. On Thursday, DeSantis will be in New Hampshire where he will make visits to Laconia, Rochester, Salem, and Manchester. Finally, he will arrive in South Carolina where he is going to make stops in Beaufort, Lexington, and Greenville.

DeSantis launched his presidential campaign on Wednesday, with a short campaign video announcing that he would be running. The video was posted ahead of the governor’s conversation in Twitter Spaces with Twitter’s CEO Elon Musk. The live broadcast was also intended to be used as part of DeSantis’s campaign launch but it was marred by technical issues, with the audio cutting out every few seconds, making it essentially impossible for anyone to follow the discussion. As a result, many Republicans and Democrats mocked DeSantis for his campaign launch.

DeSantis’s campaign team however has focused on the positive pointing out that thousands of listeners tuned in and that in the first hour of the campaign they had raised 1 million. The governor’s campaign manager, Generra Peck, in a statement, said that DeSantis was focused on drawing in voters from the early-voting states.

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