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Prominent Trump Supporters Switch To Desantis, Endorse Him For GOP Nomination

In a surprising turn of events, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has gained support for his 2024 presidential campaign from individuals who once worked for or supported former President Trump.

These former Trump loyalists now endorse DeSantis’s challenge to Trump for the GOP nomination.

Let’s look closely at some notable figures who have joined Team DeSantis.

Trump loses senior official to Ron DeSantis

Ken Cuccinelli, a former senior official in the Trump administration who served as Homeland Security’s acting deputy secretary, has emerged as one of the most vocal and upfront supporters of DeSantis.

In March, he launched the “Never Back Down” super PAC to encourage DeSantis to run for president.

The super PAC has released ads that criticize Trump and position DeSantis as the rightful successor to his legacy.

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Cuccinelli admired DeSantis’s unwavering commitment: “Ron DeSantis doesn’t just talk, he acts, but most of all, he never backs down.”

Cuccinelli’s affiliation with DeSantis extends to his involvement in “The Eight-Year Alliance,” a coalition of former Trump officials who support the Florida governor’s presidential bid.

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Steve Cortes ‘throws his weight’ behind DeSantis

Steve Cortes, a former senior adviser to Trump’s 2016 and 2020 campaigns, has also thrown his weight behind DeSantis.

Cortes, who now works as an adviser and surrogate for the Never Back Down super PAC, penned an op-ed in Newsweek, arguing that DeSantis is the best option to win the presidency in 2024.

Cortes highlights DeSantis ‘solid electoral performance’

Cortes pointed to polls indicating widespread dissatisfaction with the country’s direction and the desire to avoid a rematch between Trump and President Biden.

He emphasized DeSantis’s solid electoral performance as Florida’s governor, attributing his success to disciplined policy-making and avoiding the perceived “chaos” of the Trump presidency.

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Member of Congress endorses DeSantis for president

Rep. Chip Roy of Texas became the first sitting member of Congress to endorse DeSantis for president in March.

In his endorsement, Roy praised DeSantis’s rejection of “woke corporate America and higher education” and emphasized the need for a “new generation of leadership” within the GOP.

Roy, who had previously supported Trump’s reelection bid, distanced himself from the former president following the January 6, 2021, insurrection.

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Rep. Massie commends DeSantis ‘energetic leadership’

Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky, who supported Trump in the 2020 election, also endorsed DeSantis.

Despite clashes with Trump in the past, Massie commended DeSantis as an energetic leader who upholds principles such as economic freedom, personal liberty, fiscal responsibility, and limited government.

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Rep. Good joins forces with DeSantis

Additionally, Rep. Bob Good of Virginia, who received Trump’s endorsement in his 2020 race and supported Trump’s reelection, announced his endorsement of DeSantis.

Good highlighted DeSantis’s ability to produce effective results and described him as a courageous conservative leader.

Surge of support propels DeSantis towards GOP nomination

These endorsements from former Trump loyalists signal a significant shift in support within the Republican Party.

As DeSantis continues to gather momentum for his presidential bid, his ability to unite diverse factions within the party may prove crucial in securing the GOP nomination for 2024.

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