Hello OnPolitics readers! Here’s one thing you need to know about the crowded 2024 Republican primary: Ron DeSantis thinks presidential campaigns are marathons, not sprints.
That’s according to USA TODAY’s David Jackson, who reported that the Florida governor’s presidential campaign appears to be stuck in neutral. DeSantis has long been the hope of Republicans who don’t want to see former President Donald Trump elected to a second term, but he has failed to catch up with the former president in recent polls.
Trump has built leads of more than 30 percentage points in some national polls. And some Republicans think DeSantis needs to step up his day-to-day campaign efforts. Anthony Scaramucci, former White House communications director for Trump, told USA TODAY that his president “is more charismatic than” DeSantis.
“He has no business contact or common appeal,” Scaramucci said.
A DeSantis comeback plan? Some of the Florida governor’s efforts include developing voter turnout operations, rolling out policy proposals, and looking ahead to upcoming GOP primary debates. But it’s not even certain that Trump will participate.
“Donald Trump needs to explain to Republican voters why he hasn’t done what he now promises in his first term as president,” DeSantis press secretary Bryan Griffin told USA TODAY, claiming that the Florida leader “had delivered too much on his promises as president”. governor and has the national vision we need to restore our country. »
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: As DeSantis tracks Trump, here’s a look at his comeback plan