Election 2024

Gov. Ron DeSantis travels Iowa, aims to solidify himself as top Trump alternative

BY: - June 1, 2023

PELLA, Iowa — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hit the ground running in his second day on the Iowa caucus trail Wednesday as he hopes to cement himself as the main alternative to former President Donald Trump in an expanding field of Republican candidates. DeSantis gave speeches to crowds of hundreds at Sun Valley Barn in […]


DeSantis again backs developers over what’s good for Florida

BY: - June 1, 2023

I don’t know if you noticed, but Gov. Ron “I Can Finally Stop Pretending I’m Not a Presidential Candidate!” DeSantis had a big week last week. Not necessarily a good week, mind you. But a big one. He launched his presidential run with an assist from Elon “Check Out My Big Brain” Musk. But all […]

As DeSantis heads to the Lone Star State next week, the GOP presidential field will be expanding

BY: - May 31, 2023

As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continues his travels around the nation as a full-fledged presidential candidate, the GOP field likely will expand rapidly, with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Vice President Mike Pence expected to announce their own candidacies. DeSantis’ strategy includes a three-day trek to Texas — the second largest state in the […]

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis talks Disney, book bans at Iowa campaign kickoff

BY: - May 31, 2023

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis received an energetic welcome at his first Iowa event as a 2024 candidate Tuesday, with crowds cheering as he spoke about bringing his fight against “woke” ideology to the White House. More than 500 people filled the Eternity Church auditorium Tuesday, with people standing along the edges of the room after […]

Ron DeSantis plans 3-day fundraising swing through Texas next week

BY: - May 30, 2023

Some of Texas’ biggest Republican donors are getting behind Ron DeSantis as he plans his first fundraising trip to Texas as a presidential candidate. The Florida governor is set to visit Texas from June 7-9 for a six-city fundraising tour, according to a schedule obtained by The Texas Tribune. He will be in Midland on […]

Billboard outside Orlando airport warns travelers of DeSantis’ anti-abortion policy

BY: - May 30, 2023

Following travel advisories warning visitors that Florida might not be a welcoming place for Black, Hispanic, and LGBTQ+ people, now comes a warning that anyone capable of getting pregnant might also be better off in another state. Michigan, to be precise, according to a billboard just erected outside Orlando International Airport. It features Dr. Tim […]

DeSantis campaign fundraising draws FEC complaint; improper ‘soft money’ alleged

BY: - May 30, 2023

A watchdog organization has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission accusing Ron DeSantis’ Florida political committee of transferring $86 million to a federally registered super-PAC backing his presidential election, in violation of federal law. The nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center alleged in a 52-page document that the old Friends of Ron DeSantis committee — […]

GOP-led states plan new voter data systems to replace one they rejected. Good luck with that.

BY: - May 27, 2023

So far this year, seven states, all Republican-led, have left the Electronic Registration Information Center, an interstate compact for sharing voter registration data, and more could follow. Amid the exodus, some states, including Texas and Virginia, have said they plan to create their own data-sharing networks to replace ERIC. Pledging to build a new system […]

DeSantis praises homeschoolers, gets in a dig at Donald Trump during speech

BY: - May 26, 2023

Gov. Ron DeSantis took a swing at Donald Trump during a speech Friday for daring to suggest that the governor’s battle with The Walt Disney Co. was a mistake. The former president had posted on his Truth Social platform recently: “DeSanctus is being absolutely destroyed by Disney. His original P.R. plan fizzled, so now he’s […]

After initial Twitter breakdown, DeSantis discusses his presidential bid with Elon Musk

BY: - May 24, 2023

Gov. Ron DeSantis was supposed to announce his candidacy for president on so-called “Twitter Spaces” at 6 p.m., with Elon Musk. That didn’t happen, at least right away, as thousands of people attempted to tune into the audio-only conversation about DeSantis’ presidential run.  And moderator David Sacks admitted that the large digital audience was “melting […]

From the FL governor’s mansion to a presidential run, DeSantis faced travails and success

BY: , and - May 24, 2023

Now that Gov. Ron DeSantis has filled out the federal paperwork to officially become a 2024 candidate for president of the United States, the Florida Phoenix has compiled a chronicle of the trajectory of DeSantis’ tenure, from moving into the governor’s mansion on Jan. 8, 2019, to a presidential run. The Phoenix, which launched on […]

Ron DeSantis files paperwork announcing his candidacy for president

BY: - May 24, 2023

Ron DeSantis has filed the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for president of the United States. “Ron DeSantis for President” is now listed on the FEC’s website as a principal campaign committee. Caitlyn Tortorici is listed as treasurer. DeSantis is scheduled to speak about his candidacy at 6 p.m. on Twitter spaces […]