On Friday, the Republican governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, will go to Des Moines, the capital of Iowa. He’s going to meet with Republican legislators there in advance of a potential run for the presidency in 2024.
DeSantis to Meet Republican Lawmakers Pretty Soon
Bloomberg News recently published a news story on this matter.
In the story, Bloomberg News stated DeSantis would meet with members of the state House and Senate in Des Moines. This will happen in order to engage in “the sort of retail politicking that is expected in the Iowa caucuses.”
Scoop: Florida's @GovRonDeSantis will meet with Iowa Republican legislators in Des Moines on Friday, sources tell me, amid expectations that he will run for president in 2024. He'll stop by Capitol in between his book tour events in Davenport and at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) March 9, 2023
According to the report, the governor will first give a presentation about his book, “The Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Revival.” This presentation will happen at the Rhythm City Casino in Davenport during the morning.
Then, he will travel to the capital of the state to give a presentation at the State Fairgrounds in the afternoon.
According to the information provided in the story, Republican Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa will be joining DeSantis on the ticket. In Florida, on Tuesday, Governor DeSantis delivered his annual presentation of the “State of the State.”
Over the course of his speech, Governor DeSantis addressed the many successes that his administration enjoyed, as well as the challenges that he encountered while working with the administration of Joe Biden.
Florida’s Successes Highlighted During DeSantis’ Speech
DeSantis highlighted Florida’s successes as the state with the fastest population growth in the country, as well as ranking number one in the United States in a variety of categories.
The governor also highlighted Florida’s ability to attract new residents from other states to relocate for better lives and opportunities to run their businesses.
However, DeSantis emphasized that this was not the time to take a break and be proud of what they had accomplished up until this point.
“We have the chance, and indeed the obligation, to go for broke in order to make certain that Florida continues to maintain its status as the number one state.”
Decline is a choice.
Failure is not destiny.
In Florida… success is here. 🌅#MakeAmericaFlorida #DeSantisFandom #Desantis2024 #RonDeSantis pic.twitter.com/DYKm4rvJ75
— DeSantis Fandom (@DeSantisFandom) March 5, 2023
According to reports, DeSantis told his audience, “Don’t worry about the chattering class,” an apparent reference to people who have speculated that he may run for president in 2024.
DeSantis is expected to compete for the presidency in the 2024 White House race. “Ignore all of the background noise that is occurring. Always be sure that the compass is set to point in the direction of true north.”
The Florida governor continued, “We are going to retain our cool, despite the circumstances. We are going to continue in our current position.”
“We are not going to cave into the pressure. I can say with absolute certainty that all you have experienced up to this point will pale in comparison to what is still to come.”