Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has plenty of advantages ahead of his November reelection. More than $100 million in the bank. A growing statewide Republican voter advantage. Massive popularity with the conservative base.
What DeSantis doesn’t need and isn’t requesting: former President Donald Trump’s endorsement.
According to four people connected to the governor and former president, DeSantis has not asked Trump for a formal endorsement and isn’t planning to. It’s a clear sign that DeSantis, who more than four years ago was a little-known congressman from northeast Florida, has risen high in the GOP stratosphere.
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In another sign of an attempt to distance himself from the cult leader who made him, Ron Desantis will not ask Donald Trump for his endorsement in 2022. https://t.co/PJ8Nl2apvt
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) June 22, 2022