(TheRedWire.com) – Florida Republicans are pushing for Gov. Ron DeSantis to drop out of the 2024 presidential race in order to concentrate on his work as the state’s governor.
In a declaration issued by a grassroots political organization, The Florida Republican Assembly, they called for DeSantis to return to his work as governor as he was recently reelected in November 2022. They also push him to complete his work as the Florida governor for the full four-year term.
The group confirmed the declaration, arguing that the presidential campaign had been a “distraction” for DeSantis and that as a result of his presidential campaign, the interests of Florida’s residents are now “secondary.” The group further pointed out that since launching his presidential campaign, DeSantis has failed to gain momentum or improve positively his position in the polls.
Previously, DeSantis was considered the ideal replacement for former President Donald Trump; many people in the Republican party had also considered that the underwhelming performance of the GOP in the 2022 midterm election had been because of Trump. Despite this, since launching his campaign in May, DeSantis has trailed Trump by a large margin, and his campaign has also had to deal with a number of controversies. Many have also questioned whether DeSantis is in a position to charm voters and win their votes.
Questions have also emerged about the funding of the DeSantis campaign as he heads into the GOP primary race. The declaration notes that DeSantis has been campaigning for the White House using his position as governor but that his campaign was taking him away from his duties.
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