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Ron DeSantis Withdraws from 2024 Presidential Race, Endorses Trump Ahead of New Hampshire Primary

Congress Faces Challenges in Military Quality-of-Life InitiativesFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis has officially exited the 2024 presidential race and has endorsed former President Donald Trump, just days before the New Hampshire primary. DeSantis made the announcement via a social media post on Sunday, citing a lack of a clear path to victory in his campaign.

DeSantis Backs Trump

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Governor DeSantis expressed his support for Donald Trump, emphasizing that Trump is a superior choice compared to the current incumbent, President Joe Biden. He also mentioned his commitment to supporting the Republican nominee, thus endorsing Trump’s candidacy.

Trump Campaign Acknowledges Endorsement

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The Trump campaign issued a statement welcoming DeSantis’ endorsement, stating that they were “honored” to receive it, along with endorsements from other former presidential candidates.

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Growing List of Defunct 2024 Candidates

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DeSantis joins a growing list of 2024 presidential candidates who have suspended their campaigns and subsequently endorsed Donald Trump.

Others Who Dropped Out

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Notable names include North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, and Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina.

Trump Thanks DeSantis

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During a rally in New Hampshire, Donald Trump expressed his gratitude for Ron DeSantis’ endorsement, noting his departure from the campaign trail. Trump also looked forward to collaborating with DeSantis and others to challenge President Joe Biden.

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Campaign Event Cancellation

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Immediately after announcing his withdrawal from the 2024 race, DeSantis canceled a campaign event that was scheduled in New Hampshire. Instead, he decided to remain in Tallahassee, Florida.

Low Polling Numbers in New Hampshire

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Despite claiming a second-place victory in the Iowa caucuses, DeSantis faced significant challenges in New Hampshire.

Huge Margin

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Polling at just 6%, he trailed behind Trump, who had 50% support, and Nikki Haley, who had 39%, according to a CNN/University of New Hampshire poll conducted in mid-January.

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Haley Declares Two-Person Race

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Nikki Haley, one of DeSantis’ competitors, responded to his exit by characterizing the GOP primary contest as a “two-person race” between herself and Trump.

Campaign Winding Down

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Following the Iowa caucuses, the DeSantis campaign seemed to be winding down. The associated super PAC, Never Back Down, downsized its staff, and DeSantis canceled several media appearances that were initially scheduled for Sunday.

Internal Drama and Blunders

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DeSantis’ campaign, once promising, was marred by internal conflicts and strategic errors. Reports of infighting and a lack of faith from campaign staff plagued the campaign throughout its duration.

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Return to Florida Governor Duties

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Starting Monday, Governor DeSantis will resume his responsibilities as Florida’s governor. His presidential aspirations had faced criticism for diverting his attention from his gubernatorial role.

Criticism from Florida Residents

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One Florida resident expressed displeasure in a local newspaper, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, about DeSantis pursuing a presidential nomination while seemingly neglecting his duties as governor.

DeSantis’ decision marks a significant development in the 2024 presidential race, as Trump solidifies his position as the frontrunner within the Republican Party.

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